Sep
6
to Sep 20

Equity on the Edge: Designing Climate Resilience

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Presented by Urban Works Agency, CCA Architecture Division and All Bay Collective. 
Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Thurs., September 6, 6:00-7:30 p.m. 
Gallery hours: September 4-20, Mon.-Fri., 12:00-5:00 p.m.; Thurs., 12:00-7:30 p.m.; Closed Saturday & Sunday

What’s the real risk of climate change? When rising tides wear away at coastal homes and shoreline infrastructures, they initiate cascading effects across precarious housing markets, employment opportunities, and supply chains. They also challenge many of the same structures of ownership and wealth creation that created such vulnerabilities in the first place----those that drive the Bay Area’s current affordability crisis. How can designers, publics and cities seize the opportunity to reshape this other kind of power, both today and for a transforming climate? 

This exhibition presents research, design proposals and decision-making tools focused on the San Leandro Bay and Deep East Oakland and created for the Resilient by Design, a collaborative design challenge that asked residents, public officials and international experts to create design proposals for a more resilient Bay Area. Projects shown in this exhibition ask how new attitudes towards land--its stability at the edge of the Bay, ownership, and role in wealth creation--might strengthen resilience to climate change by building greater social and racial equity.

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This exhibition was curated by the Urban Works Agency at the CCA Architecture Division. It features CCA’s contribution, both in graduate and undergraduate courses at CCA and in UWA’s research and design production, to the All Bay Collective team in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge. 

ABC is comprised of CCA Urban Works Agency, AECOM, CMG Landscape Architecture, and UC Berkeley, with David Baker Architects, Silvestrum, Skeo, and Moll de Monchaux. Janette Kim and Neeraj Bhatia, Directors, served as curators, project designers and instructors. Liz Lessig and Cesar Lopez, Research Fellows. Shahad Alamoudi, Abdul Alfayez, Marwan Barmasood, Georgia Came, Mia Candelaria, Xinyi Chen, Denisse Correa Guerra, Alli Foronda, Wilson Fung, Eric Fura, Francisco Garcia, Jessica Grinaker, Karol Horr, Natthakanya Intharasena, Fathmath Isha, Yoo Bin Jung, Cassady Kenney, Namhi Kwun, Avril Li, Loretta Li, Bianca Lin, Peter Lin, Lori Martinez, Jennifer Pandian, Joshua Park, Adan Rios, Sabrina Schrader, Samuel Sellery, Fuyang Shan, Chang-Tse Sung, Maria Ulloa, Jared Vallair, and Taskin Ege Yener, designers and CCA students. Exhibition design assistance by Daniela Granillo and Jen Tai. urbanworks.cca.eduwww.resilientbayarea.org/estuary-commons

This presentation is an Affiliate Event of the Global Climate Action Summit and COAL + ICE. 

Image credit: Urban Works Agency (left) and Wilson Fung, Bianca Lin, and Joshua Park (right).

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Adaptation by Design | Resilient by Design Exhibition and Storefront
Sep
10
to Sep 14

Adaptation by Design | Resilient by Design Exhibition and Storefront

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The Climate Summit will launch crucial actions to slow the pace of climate change, but what about the effects of climate change are already happening? What can communities do now to become more resilient to severe storms and flooding?  Stop by the Adaptation by Design Exhibition and learn about The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge which brought together local leaders, community residents and youth, and international experts in design, ecology, engineering and architecture together to develop community-based solutions in nine communities around the Bay Area. Along the way, they developed tools and events to creatively engage communities, and raise awareness about climate resilience. These tools brought collaboration and innovation to life as communities around the region grappled with the complexities of planning for long-term impacts from sea level rise while balancing current challenges like transportation and housing plaguing the region. At this exhibition, you can learn more about about the proposals for making the Bay Area more resilient, hear from the people behind them — and help chart a way forward to a more resilient future.

 

About the Global Climate Action Summit
The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit will bring people together from around the world to showcase climate action and inspire deeper commitments from national governments, and one another, in support of the Paris Agreement. It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

 

 

About the Global Climate Action Summit
The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit will bring people together from around the world to showcase climate action and inspire deeper commitments from national governments, and one another, in support of the Paris Agreement. It will be a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action. It will also be a launchpad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

 

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 FREE Introduction to Permaculture - A Design System for Responding to Climate Change
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

FREE Introduction to Permaculture - A Design System for Responding to Climate Change

Permi-curious? We can design our way out of the social and environmental challenges we’ve created on Earth – climate change, species extinction, poverty, inequity and more. Many people have heard the term "permaculture" but few have experienced a complete introduction to the ethics, principles and methods that comprise the design system.  Many don't realize that permaculture design can be used in a broad spectrum of spheres of application - from coastal adaptation to urban agriculture or from composting toilets to natural building.

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Constructing Architectural Ecologies
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Constructing Architectural Ecologies

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Constructing Architectural Ecologies convenes designers, makers, researchers, and thinkers to speculate on architecture’s capacity for expanded ecological agency. The symposium will explore theoretical investigations of architecture’s relationship to nature, alternative models for extra-disciplinary collaboration with scientists, and new material logics rooted in ecological processes.  The event, planned as part of the Global Climate Action Summit (September 12-14 in San Francisco), is organized by the Architectural Ecologies Lab at California College of the Arts, and will take place at CCA’s campus in San Francisco’s Design District. The symposium will open on the evening of Thursday, September 13 with a keynote by Dr. Adrian Parr of the University of Texas at Arlington, followed the next morning by a series of panel presentations exploring the relationship between architectural technology and nature.

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Financing the Future of Resilient by Design
Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Financing the Future of Resilient by Design

The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge brought together landscape architects, engineers, financing experts, community leaders, elected officials and more to identify the areas of the San Francisco Bay shoreline most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This workshop will provide more detailed information about funding opportunities for local governments and community stakeholders to move projects forward to create on the ground impact.

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ULI San Francisco: Resilient By Design - Whats Next?
Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

ULI San Francisco: Resilient By Design - Whats Next?

Join Urban Land Institute SF’s Sustainability Committee for this exciting discussion on how the RbD projects, or elements of them, can actually be implemented in real life. Hear from Resilient by Design Team, The All Bay Collective, about their proposal and financing strategy for a more resilient future for the San Leandro Bay. Resilient by Design Executive Board Member, Kiran Jain, Chief Operating Officer for Neighborly and Resilient by Design Research Advisor Lindy Lowe, Resilience Director for the Port of San Francisco will join in the conversation to talk about innovative financing and challenges to successful resilient waterfront development.

Panelists:
Amanda Brown Stevens, Managing Director, Resilient By Design (Moderator)
Chris Guillard, Partner, CMG Landscape Architecture & All Bay Collective Resilient by Design Team
Kiran Jain, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Neighborly (formerly Chief Resilience Officer for Oakland) & Resilient by Design Executive Board Member
Lindy Lowe, Resilience Director for the Port of San Francisco (formerly Planning Director for BCDC) & Resilient by Design Research Advisor
Paul Peninger, Director, Design, Planning and Economics, Pacific at AECOM & All Bay Collective Resilient by Design Team

Schedule:
5:15-5:30 –  Registration and Networking
5:30-6:45 – Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:45-7:15 –  Reception

Cost*:
Member / Non Member
Private Sector  $45/ $60
YLG  $35 / $50
Public & Nonprofit  $40 / $55
Students  $30/ $45

* Registration closes on 7/18.  There will be a $10 fee for on-site registration.

* Platinum, Gold, and Silver sponsors are eligible to use sponsor tickets at this event. 

*Refunds can be made up to 48 hours in advance.

Thanks to Margot Kenney and Brooke Ray Rivera for helping to organize this program!

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Keeping SEA LEVEL RISE at Bay
May
23
5:30 PM17:30

Keeping SEA LEVEL RISE at Bay

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Join Resilient by Design, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the East Cut Community Benefit District for a reception and talk on Wednesday, May 23 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. to learn more about just-unveiled innovative designs for mitigating sea level rise at the Bay’s edge.

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Resilient Bay Summit Party and Award Ceremony
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Resilient Bay Summit Party and Award Ceremony

As the Bay Area Challenge comes to a close, we are excited to announce the Designing Our Future | The Resilient Bay Summit on May 17-18, 2018. On May 18th 5-9pm, come party with us and celebrate the hard work, new partnerships, and jury results from the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge! The celebration will take place at Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch Street, Alameda, CA 94501 ( Free shuttle service to/from West Oakland BART all day, shuttle schedule coming soon).

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Designing Our Future | The Resilient Bay Summit
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Designing Our Future | The Resilient Bay Summit

As the Bay Area Challenge comes to a close, we are excited to announce the Designing Our Future | The Resilient Bay Summit on May 17-18, 2018. On May 18th 1-5pm, attend an afternoon of conversations on lessons learned from the Challenge and next steps for implementation at Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St, Alameda CA 94501 (free shuttle to/from West Oakland BART all day).

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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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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: 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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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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