Throughout the Bay Area Challenge, proactive planning to safeguard our Bay Area community from the impacts of climate change has presented an opportunity to reimagine our relationship to the natural world and to each other. As we invest in resilience, we must seek transformational change toward true, collective, long-term prosperity.

The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge has brought together teams of scientists, community members, local elected leaders, financial specialists, youth leaders and some of the world’s leading designers to translate advances in research into specific, place-based solutions to flood risk and sea level rise. These innovative ideas address long-term threats, in addition to current challenges, including the essential infrastructure needs of communities on the frontline of sea level rise.

Thursday, May 17th | Day One

Design Presentations

Design Teams will present their design ideas and next steps via a livestream.

View the livestream here


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9:00 AM    | Bionic
10:00 AM | P+SET
11:15 AM | Common Ground
12:00 PM | BIG + ONE + Sherwood
1:45 PM    | Home Team
2:30 PM    | All Bay Collective
3:45 PM    | Public Sediment
4:30 PM    | Hassell+
5:30 PM    | Field Operations

Friday, May 18th | Day Two

Towards collective action, commitment, and celebrating this effort

Conversations between key stakeholders to reflect on what we have learned, what the region needs, and what actions we will take. A day to reflect on emerging needs for deeper collective work, key opportunities and concrete next steps for implementing projects.

Come interact with each Team’s display, models, and games! We will wrap up the day with an evening celebration to announce the Challenge winners, culminate our last year of work and launch into the next phase of these projects.

Open to the Public / People of all ages encouraged to attend

Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm - discussion; 5:00pm - 8:00pm - celebration

Location: Rock Wall Winery, 2301 Monarch St, Alameda CA 94501 (Shuttle access provided to/from West Oakland BART)

Schedule coming soon