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.
BLOG: Dispatches from the Challenge
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.
As we transition from the Collaborative Research Phase to the Collaborative Design Phase, we thought we’d take this moment to reflect back on Challenge progress since the Challenge Launch in May.
At the San Francisco Estuary Partnership (SFEP), we collaborate with partners from all levels of government, non-profits, scientists, and increasingly community advocates. This work is guided by the Estuary Blueprint--the overall plan for protecting, conserving, and restoring water quality and habitats.