Join us for presentation, critique, & discussion around the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge on Wednesday Feb 21st at UC Davis.
Join the Public Sediment team for the Alameda Creek Crawl on Saturday 2/24 from 10am-12pm (PST) at the Niles Canyon Staging Area in Fremont. The tour will be led by local experts who will speak about the role of sediment, people, and fish within the Alameda Creek Watershed.
Find out more here.
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 (unconfirmed)
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. Team Uplift is using a community-centered approach to design innovative solutions for a socially, economically, and environmentally resilient future for Vallejo. 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 / Bry Sarte / Sherwood Engineers
+ Team Uplift / Gail Napell / Gensler
+ BionicTeam / Sarah Moos Thompson / Bionic Landscape
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. Public Sediment is working with communities to enhance sediment flows in Alameda Creek, creating new access for fish, and expanding public access between upland and lowland communities. The Field Operations Team is creating a holistic and multi-scale approach to the South Bay, focusing on connectivity, equity and environmental issues. HASSELL+ proposes the creation of points of collection in South San Francisco and a series of connections from town centers; transit nodes to the waterfront.
+ Public Sediment / Margaret Ikeda / California College of the Arts
+ The Field Operations Team / Richard Kennedy / James Corner Field Operations
+ HASSELL+ / Richard Mullane / HASSELL Studio
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
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
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery
Free, RSVP required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
It's King Tides season in the Bay Area! During December 3-5, 2017 and January 1-2, 2018, help the CA King Tides Project document the highest high tides of today, which preview the average tides of the future! The project helps to visualize future sea level rise by inviting the public to photograph the highest high tides of the year.
The Design Opportunity boards will be touring around the bay for the next two weeks. Check out the boards and provide us with your feedback online. Please note that each location is displaying 2-3 Teams' boards. All boards can be viewed here. Videos of the Design Opportunity presentations can be viewed here.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
New research findings on sea level rise for SF Bay and California!
RISeR SF Bay Project WEBINAR - presented by the Climate Readiness Institute
Featuring... Mark Stacey (Berkeley) — Exciting new findings for SF Bay — regional impacts of local actions; Mark Lubell (Davis) — The Governance Gap plus new Bay Area polling data; Patrick Barnard (USGS) — The Very Latest Science News on sea level rise
You are cordially invited to join Resilient By Design | Bay Area Challenge in the City of East Palo Alto for an evening of BBQ and a chance to talk to the cohort of Design Teams. We’ll be joined by Acterra, Youth United for Community Action (YUCA), the City of East Palo Alto, East Palo Alto Mayor Larry Moody, San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine and The Office of Sustainability of San Mateo County, Facebook and community leaders, faith based leaders, city elected officials, youth leaders and residents around how sea level rise is impacting communities in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven.
Partner Event: Metro Talks with Rupal Sanghvi, Cathy Simon, and Henk Ovink: Three Perspectives on Resilience
This special edition of the Metro Talks series will feature three design experts participating in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, a collaborative research and design project to help make the Bay Area more resilient to the impacts of climate change including sea level rise and flooding.
RECEPTION 5:30pm - 6pm, Atrium; TALK / Q&A 6pm - 7:30pm, Yerba Buena Room
Every two years, the San Francisco Estuary Partnership brings a focus on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. The State of the Estuary Conference showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges.
Henk Ovink, one of our Resilient by Design jurors, is a plenary speaker and members of our Executive Board and Research Advisory Committee will also be speaking.
Online registration ends October 2, 2017. Register here!
Resilient by Design, Shore Up Marin, Marin City Community Services District, County of Marin, and Urban Works Agency invite you to an evening reception. Meet and mingle with the 10 teams selected for the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge, your friends, and your neighbors.
This is a great opportunity to informally ask internationally recognized experts your questions about climate adaptation, sea level rise, flooding, etc., and to share your vision for a Marin that has successfully adapted to sea level rise.
Light buffet dinner will be served. Learn about games used to envision solutions to sea level rise and climate impacts from their creators, including Marin County’s Game of Floods and others.
Click HERE to RSVP.
Please join Greenbelt Alliance in partnership with the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge for an expert panel and community conversation around poverty and climate resilience. We’ll explore several of the major factors behind increased poverty in our communities, examine its current effects on people and institutions, address future impacts of climate change in our communities, and examine some inspiring efforts to address the current and future needs of our low-income communities.
The challenges of accelerating sea level rise and aging shoreline infrastructure are creating a once-in-a-century opportunity to redesign the Bay shore. In this visually oriented public briefing, San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) scientists will share cutting-edge science on Bay shoreline restoration and adaptation, translating recent advances and critical findings to inform the Resilient by Design Design Teams.
***Event at Capacity**
Please join us in unveiling and welcoming the 10 Design Teams that have been selected to participate in the Challenge and learn more from our community partners around the region and our plan for the Collaborative Research Phase.
The bay is a major amenity for our region, but its extensiveness also makes it daunting to anticipate and respond to sea level rise. A new regional design challenge launching this summer, Resilient by Design, will bring together Bay Area communities and designers to envision the resilient waterfronts of our future. Get a sneak peak at the design brief and join a discussion of what’s to come before the challenge concludes in the spring of 2018.
+ Amanda Brown-Stevens / Resilient by Design
Email address: email@example.com
free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members
Pre-registration is not required for this event.
The Trump election, Brexit, and rising nationalism here and abroad have called many things into question, including how we situate the built environment in an overall field of priorities, and they come at a time when the social implications of design have been increasingly prominent. That rise has been predicated on a social democratic philosophy which suggests that the built environment is a public resource. Many public goods (e.g. clean air, clean water) already are under assault. Does the built environment require a new form of defense? If so, what is it?
Welcome by Joe Speicher, ED, Autodesk Foundation
MC – Eric Cesal, Special Projects Director, Curry Stone Design Prize
Moderator – John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle
- Brian Tucker, Founder, GeoHazards International
- Amy Ress, Program Director, Resilient by Design
- David Baker, David Baker Architects
This event is hosted by the Curry Stone Design Prize in partnership with the Autodesk Foundation
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=39505a704a1e11e781f00a39556d7ec2&client_token=94649dc338e1433681bb58b75a521409&eid=34042621397
Scholarships for attendance to this event based on financial need are available through the Curry Stone Foundation. Please email Taryn Turner firstname.lastname@example.org
Curry Stone Design Prize is one of the most recognized social impact design awards, celebrating socially engaged practitioners and the influence and reach of design as a force for improving lives and strengthening communities.
If you have read through the Design Brief and still have questions, come to our information session to get your questions answered.
This event will be in person at the Bay Area Metro Center (375 Beale st) and online via webinar. Click here to register for the webinar.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery
Free; RSVP required. Email email@example.com, or call 415.528.4444, and choose option 5.
This panel discussion is part of a series of conversations about the variety of responses to current social and political challenges, including individual expression, community organizing, scientific research, and place-based activism. earn how Resilient by Design is partnering with local residents and experts from the design community—including architects, engineers, and planners—to generate imaginative yet achievable approaches to making the Bay Area more resilient to future changes.
With earthquakes and climate change looming in the Bay Area’s future, local communities and organizations have been working together to launch the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge—a collaborative project to develop innovative solutions to threats like sea level rise, severe storms, flooding, and earthquake damage.
The project’s plans will also be mindful of other regional issues, such as housing, health, transportation, and economic disparities.
About the Speakers
Dwayne S. Marsh is the Deputy Director of Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE), a core program of Center for Social Inclusion. CSI’s mission is to catalyze communities, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all.
Amy Chester is the Managing Director of Rebuild by Design, the New York City program that inspired Resilient by Design. She has spent almost 20 years in urban affairs, municipal policy, community engagement, and real estate development.
Kiran Jain is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Oakland. She has experience in both the public and private sectors working on urban innovation and community development.
Robin Grossinger co-directs the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Resilient Landscapes Program, which studies how California landscapes have changed since European contact, in order to guide landscape-scale restoration strategies.
The series is funded by the California State Coastal Conservancy