A year-long collaborative design challenge bringing together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop 10 innovative community-based solutions that will strengthen our region’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.
It’s no secret — climate change is real, and the threats to the Bay Area must be addressed. Sea level rise affects all of us — not just our communities who have lived by our shoreline for decades and are most vulnerable — but also our roads and airports that support each of our nine counties and 101 municipalities, the major companies that serve as the backbone of our economy, and services like water treatment and more.
There’s no time to wait — it’s time to come together and begin imagining a new future for all of us.
Selected Design Opportunities
Stop by for a chance to hear about the project and chat to the design team, community partners, as well as City and County officials
Light snacks & refreshments provided.
Join us for presentation, critique, & discussion around the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge on Wednesday Feb 21st at UC Davis.
Join the Public Sediment team for the Alameda Creek Crawl on Saturday 2/24 from 10am-12pm (PST) at the Niles Canyon Staging Area in Fremont. The tour will be led by local experts who will speak about the role of sediment, people, and fish within the Alameda Creek Watershed.
Find out more here.
BLOG: Dispatches from the Challenge
A Research Advisor blog contribution on examples of urban renewal in New York and San Francisco.
Ten Design opportunity sites were selected to move forward in the Collaborative Design Phase. Design Teams, communities, and local stakeholders will work together to create resilient design solutions for our rising bay.
Get ready, Bay Area! Tomorrow, we’ll be announcing where teams will be working with Bay Area communities in the Collaborative Design Phase. Here’s an update on Resilient by Design and Bay Area Challenge progress so far.
Last Tuesday, members of Resilient by Design staff and Design Teams headed to Richmond to attend the final student presentations from Kennedy High School students involved in Y-PLAN’s Resilient by Design Youth Challenge. An initiative of UC Berkeley’s Center for Cities + Schools (C+CS), Y-PLAN engages youth with experts and local stakeholders to co-design innovative and implementable solutions.