Bionic Team: Walk the Shoreline
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Bionic Team: Walk the Shoreline

Come to join us this Shoreline Walking Tour begins at Pickleweed Park. In honor of Earth-Day, we will look at habitat restoration and sea level rise adaptation strategies along the water’s edge.

Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Location: Pickleweed Park, 50 Canal St, San Rafael
Distance: 2.5 mile walk
Bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, layers and a snack

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Bionic Team: Kayak the Creek
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Bionic Team: Kayak the Creek

This kayaking tour of the San Rafael Creek will paddle to the Living Shorelines Project which re-introduces native oysters and eel grass into the Bay as a form of shoreline protection.

Date: Sunday May 6, 2018
Location: 101 Surf Sports, 115 Third St, San Rafael
Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Distance: 2 mile paddle
Bring: water, hat, sunscreen, layers and a snack
Registration: This event is open to the public and free of charge. However, participation is limited to 40 participants.

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Bionic Team: Bike the Canal
May
12
11:00 AM11:00

Bionic Team: Bike the Canal

This tour will focus on the canal district with a ride along the Bay Trail and outline potential new bikeways throughout the neighborhood designed to create safe routes for walking and biking.

Date: Saturday, May 12
Location: Pickleweed Park Community Center
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Distance: 7 mile ride
Bring: Bike, helmet, lunch, water & sunscreen

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Public Sediment: Unlocking Alameda Creek
Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Public Sediment: Unlocking Alameda Creek

We want to hear from you! Please join us and our partners to hear more about the project, provide feedback, and learn about the ecosystem of Alameda Creek. This project is part of Resilient By Design, a year-long collaborative design challenge developing innovative solutions for building resilience in the Bay Area. The event will begin with a presentation at 5:00pm and the rest of the evening will be a chance to mingle, meet the team and put ideas to paper. Children are welcome. Contact gena@scapestudio.com.

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Partner Event: A Conversation On Floating Communities
Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Partner Event: A Conversation On Floating Communities

Around the world, political instability, environmental threats, and housing challenges are leading many to turn to the ocean as a new frontier for building communities. This panel discussion will explore ways of living on water, motivations of design and need, and the ecological potentials and implications of floating architecture.

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SPUR Lunchtime Forum: BIG + ONE + Sherwood & BionicTeam
Apr
5
12:30 PM12:30

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: BIG + ONE + Sherwood & BionicTeam

Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is a year long initiative to develop innovative, community based solutions to sea level rise and severe storms in the Bay Area. Hear from three Resilient by Design teams about their vision for a more resilient Bay Area. The BIG + ONE + Sherwood team aims to restore Islais Creek, at the southern end of San Francisco, to its natural functioning. The BionicTeam sees an opportunity to connect the waterfront to the neighborhoods of San Rafael, designing a public place that provides connection, amenities, and places for interaction.

+ BIG+ONE+Sherwood / Jeremy Siegel / BIG / Bry Sarte / Sherwood Engineers

+ BionicTeam / Sarah Moos Thompson / Bionic Landscape

Admission: Free to the public

Pre-registration for this event is not required.

 

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SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The All Bay Collective, The Home Team and Common Ground
Apr
3
12:30 PM12:30

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The All Bay Collective, The Home Team and Common Ground

Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is a year long initiative to develop innovative, community based solutions to sea level rise and severe storms in the Bay Area. Hear from three Resilient by Design teams about their vision for a more resilient Bay Area. Common Ground is working on strengthening the identity of the San Pablo Bay Region. The Home Team's design approach in North Richmond is framed in the context of the racial history of the area, striving to protect and enhance existing neighborhoods from the threats of gentrification and displacement. The All Bay Collective is working in the San Leandro Bay, where they hope to provide a wide range of economic opportunities and housing alternatives that are resilient to the threats of sea level rise and groundwater flooding.

 

+ Common Ground / Tom Leader / TLS Landscape Architecture

+ The Home Team / Tim Mollette-Parks / Mithun

+ The All Bay Collective / Stephen Engblom / AECOM

 

Admission: Free to the public

Pre-registration for this event is not required.

 

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Common Ground at the Exploratorium
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Common Ground at the Exploratorium

Join the Common Ground Team at the Exploratorium to celebrate Marsh Month. The team is excited to present their site, scope and objectives for the Resilient by Design Challenge.  They will be drawing with you to learn more about your aspirations and ideas for the baylands and Highway 37 in the North Bay as the team works towards building a resilient vision for San Pablo Bay.

If you can't join us at the Exploratorium, we invite you to take the online survey here to help us better understand the Bay.

 
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South Bay Towns Community Meeting with the Field Operations Team
Mar
14
5:45 PM17:45

South Bay Towns Community Meeting with the Field Operations Team

 
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An evening to meet the Field Operations Team, to learn about how climate change and sea level rise are affecting the South Bay communities, and to share your ideas about designing a more sustainable and resilient future.

Snacks Provided

RSVP: https://southbaytownspublicmeeting.eventbrite.com

Contact Violet Saena at violet.saena@acterra.org or 408.990.6447 for more information http://www.resilientbayarea.org/south-bay-towns | #southbaytowns | #southbaysponge

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Conversations About Resilience: California's Hidden Water Issues
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Conversations About Resilience: California's Hidden Water Issues

We talk a lot about water…or do we? As the Resilient by Design challenge sparks innovative solutions to address sea level rise, severe storms, flooding, and earthquakes, are we adequately grappling with the many facets of water—how it moves underground unconcerned with city and county boundaries, who has enough (or too much) during cycles of scarcity and plenty, how do we translate principles into action, and what really motivates our individual decision-making? Please join us for the second “Conversations About Resilience” event this year where we explore the many complexities of living with water.

About the Speakers:

Kristina Hill is an associate professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at UC Berkeley. Her primary focus is urban adaptation to climate change in coastal areas. 

Nahal Ghoghaie manages the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water’s Bay Area Program. She specializes in shaping water policy, and community water, climate, and disaster preparedness planning. 

Renee Lertzman is a climate, energy, and environmental psychologist who has pioneered the bridging of psychological research and sustainability, creating a powerful approach to engagement and social change.

Free, RSVP required. Email reserve@exploratorium.edu, or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.

 
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Common Ground at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market
Mar
7
9:00 AM09:00

Common Ground at the Santa Rosa Farmers Market

Join the Common Ground Team at the Santa Rosa Farmer's Market (1351 Maple Avenue Santa Rosa, CA) on Wednesday, March 7th from 9:00am to 1:00pm

The team is excited to present their site, scope and objectives for the Resilient by Design Challenge. They will be talking with local communities to learn more about their aspirations and ideas for the baylands and Highway 37 as the team works towards building a resilient vision for San Pablo Bay.

If you can't join us in Santa Rosa, we invite you to take the online survey here to help us better understand the Bay.

You can find more information about the Farmers Market here.

 
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Common Ground at the Petaluma Farmers Market
Mar
6
10:00 AM10:00

Common Ground at the Petaluma Farmers Market

Join the Common Ground Team at the Petaluma Farmer's Market. The team is excited to present their site, scope and objectives for the Resilient by Design Challenge. They will be talking with local communities to learn more about their aspirations and ideas for the baylands and Highway 37 as the team works towards building a resilient vision for San Pablo Bay.

If you can't join us in Petaluma, we invite you to take the online survey here to help us better understand the Bay.

You can find more information about the Farmers Market here.

 
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Team Uplift and Common Ground at the 2018 SF Bay Flyway Festival
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Team Uplift and Common Ground at the 2018 SF Bay Flyway Festival

  • Exabition Center Mare Island (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Common Ground Team and Team Uplift for the 2018 SF Bay Flyway Festival on Saturday 2/10 and Sunday 2/11 from 9am-4pm (PST) at Exhibition Center, Mare Island.

Both Team Uplift and Common Ground are excited to share their site, scope and objectives for the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge. 

Expo Hall - Building 221, 880 Walnut Ave, on Mare Island, Vallejo, California

View the full festival schedule here

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Learning From Resilience
Jan
27
2:00 PM14:00

Learning From Resilience

During the Collaborative Research Phase of Resilient by Design, 12 Bay Area graduate and undergraduate courses from California College of the Arts (CCA), UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Stanford paralleled the Resilient by Design process. Their research informed the final Design Opportunities of the 10 Design Teams and has fed into the greater collective knowledge base of regional resilience.

 

Resilient by Design, CCA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and Stanford would like to invite you to learn more about the work that these brilliant students have contributed to this process.

 

2:00pm - 3:30pm Student presentations and Q&A

3:30pm - 5:00pm Student pinup and informal conversation

 

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 Conversations About Resilience: Adaptive Governance
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Conversations About Resilience: Adaptive Governance

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Free, RSVP required. Email reserve@exploratorium.edu, or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.

Adaptive management is an iterative approach to natural resource management, which evaluates a natural system and responds to new data. It enables action and decision-making in real-world scenarios.

While the principles of adaptive management are well known in environmental systems management, there's a lesser-known kind of adaptation going on behind the scenes—that of complex governance networks that must also respond to changing conditions and needs.

Join us to learn how organizations and institutions can effectively work together to manage complex and ever-changing ecosystems through adaptive governance.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Mark Lubell, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior, UC Davis

Brad McCrea, Regulatory Program Director, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Marilyn Latta, Project Specialist, State Coastal Conservancy

Paul Kumar, Political Director, Save the Bay

This event is part of a collaborative Conversations About Resilience series co-sponsored by the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery and the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge. Resilient by Design is a collaborative research and design project that brings together local residents; public officials; and local, national, and international experts to develop innovative solutions to the issues brought on by the climate change we face today. 

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Resilient South Bay | A Flood-Risk Assessment
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Resilient South Bay | A Flood-Risk Assessment

This event is part of a collaborative Conversations About Resilience series co-sponsored by the Exploratorium’s Fisher Bay Observatory and the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge. Resilient by Design is a collaborative research and design project that brings together local residents; public officials; and local, national, and international experts to develop innovative solutions to the issues brought on by the climate change we face today.

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OPEN HOUSE: Design Opportunities
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

OPEN HOUSE: Design Opportunities

Design Teams have been synthesizing information garnered on the research tours and from conversations with our Board, Research Advisors, community partners, and local experts.On November 15th, the Design Teams will present their 3-5 Design Opportunities for the Research Advisory Committee to review and evaluate.

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HOUSING RESILIENCE
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

HOUSING RESILIENCE

  • California College of the Arts - Nave Alcove (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the California College of the Arts Urban Works Agency and the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge for a panel discussion on housing and climate resilience. We’ll explore driving forces behind the Bay Area’s acute housing crisis, the potential impacts of climate change on housing, and opportunities to address overlapping risks of sea level rise and gentrification. 

Speakers: Laura Foote Clark, Executive Director, YIMBY Action. Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, UC Berkeley. Tomiquia Moss, Executive Director, Hamilton Families. Geeta Rao, Senior Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners. With Neeraj Bhatia, moderator, California College of the Arts and The Open Workshop.

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Partner Event: 2017 Bioneers Conference
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Partner Event: 2017 Bioneers Conference

Join us at the 2017 National Bioneers Conference this Oct. 20-22 in the Bay Area for a Revolution from the Heart of Nature. Amanda Brown-Stevens, Managing Director of Resilient by Design will be speaking on a panel about Cities, Regions, and Civil Society Leading on Climate Change at this gathering of visionary leaders in climate, biomimicry, indigenous knowledge, gender equity and more.

Register for #Bioneers2017 today with a 20% Speaker Network discount: http://bit.ly/2xbgezk (Promo code: SpeakerNetwork)

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Challenges and Opportunities in Infrastructure Resilience
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Challenges and Opportunities in Infrastructure Resilience

  • Sapp Center for Science Teaching & Learning (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Bay Area is vulnerable not just to sea level rise, but a host of other natural hazards, including earthquakes. Key infrastructure all along the bay, as well as the communities they serve, are particularly vulnerable to the combined impacts of climate change and active faults. Only through a holistic understanding of the interactions between our natural and built environments, as well as between engineering and policy interventions, can we best increase the resilience of our communities. 

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Sea Level Rise in Alviso: A Community Discussion on Climate Resilience for Immigrant and Marginalized Communities
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sea Level Rise in Alviso: A Community Discussion on Climate Resilience for Immigrant and Marginalized Communities

Please join Working Partnerships USA in partnership with the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge for an expert panel and community discussion on climate resilience to sea level rise in low-income neighborhoods. We’ll explore Alviso as a site vulnerable to sea-level rise, examine the impact of families with low socioeconomic status in creating climate resilience, and underline ongoing efforts to address the current and future needs of low-income, immigrant, and other vulnerable communities in face of climate change.

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