A year-long collaborative design challenge bringing together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop innovative community-based solutions that will strengthen our region’s resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes


We're so excited to announce the final design concepts developed through the Bay Area Challenge!

In May 2017, the Bay Area Challenge launched with a regional call to action to bring together local residents, community organizations, public officials and local, national, and international experts to develop innovative solutions that will strengthen our region's resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding, and earthquakes. Now a year later, we are ready to share the final design concepts - meant to inspire, catalyze action, and push us along the path to a more resilient future.

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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. 

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Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge was modeled on New York's Rebuild by Design, a successful program pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Learn more at www.rebuildbydesign.org/.