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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Partner Event: RISeR SF Bay Project WEBINAR - presented by CRI
Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

Partner Event: RISeR SF Bay Project WEBINAR - presented by CRI

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

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A Resilient East Palo Alto: Perspectives from the Community
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

A Resilient East Palo Alto: Perspectives from the Community

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 ActerraYouth 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.

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Partner Event: Metro Talks with Rupal Sanghvi, Cathy Simon, and Henk Ovink: Three Perspectives on Resilience
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

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

RSVP: www.bayareametrocenter.com

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Partner Event:  State of the Estuary Conference
Oct
10
to Oct 11

Partner Event: State of the Estuary Conference

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!

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Celebrate Climate Resilience — Eat, Drink, Play & Plan
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrate Climate Resilience — Eat, Drink, Play & Plan

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.

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Living in Challenging Times: Perspectives on Poverty and Climate Resilience
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Living in Challenging Times: Perspectives on Poverty and Climate Resilience

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.

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Science for Resilient Bay Shore Community-based Designs
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Science for Resilient Bay Shore Community-based Designs

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.

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SPUR Oakland: Resilient by Design
Jun
22
12:30 PM12:30

SPUR Oakland: Resilient by Design

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: publicprograms@spur.org

Phone: 510.827.1900

Admission

free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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Partner Event:  The Evolving Role of the Social Impact Designer
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Partner Event: The Evolving Role of the Social Impact Designer

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

Panel

  • 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 taryn@currystonedesignprize.com

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.

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Resilient by Design RFQ Information Session
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Resilient by Design RFQ Information Session

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.

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CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LANDSCAPE:  RESILIENT BY DESIGN LAUNCH
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LANDSCAPE: RESILIENT BY DESIGN LAUNCH

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 • 7:00 p.m. 
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Free; RSVP required. Email reserve@exploratorium.edu, 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

 

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