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Partner Event: Metro Talks with Rupal Sanghvi, Cathy Simon, and Henk Ovink: Three Perspectives on Resilience

  • Bay Area Metro Center 375 Beale Street, First Floor San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)

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. Each will share their unique professional and personal perspectives on what resilience means and why it matters. Henk Ovink, the Special Envoy for International Water A airs for the Kingdom of Netherlands, Rupal Sanghvi, Founder of HealthxDesign, and Cathy Simon, Fellow, American Institute of Architects, are leaders in integrating the disciplines of public health, architectural design, ecology, social equity and public sector ingenuity and will share some stories and insights for how the Bay Area can navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead in local and regional resilience building.

Metro Talks invites Bay Area residents to mingle over refreshments and light appetizers and connect with neighbors, regional agency staff and leadership, and other interested parties in the beautiful atrium of the Bay Area Metro Center. The reception will be from 5:30pm-6pm in the Atrium with a talk and Q&A session following in the Yerba Buena Room 6-7:30pm.


QUESTIONS: Contact: Vijay Kesavan, 415-778-5257,


Metro Talks is a speaker series hosted by four regional agencies* at the Bay Area Metro Center. The series brings together prominent leaders and experts to discuss issues of regional significance like housing, community development, climate change, the economy, technology and innovation, and transportation.

*Hosted by the resident agencies at the Bay Area Metro Center: the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.