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.
This Infrastructure Panel is part of a panel series hosted by Resilient by Design to aid its Design Teams in thinking about multi-hazard design co-benefits. This panel is co-hosted by Stanford Sustainable Urban Systems & the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative. The invited panelists will share perspectives from the academic, public, and private sectors.
Dr. Jack Baker, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Michael Connor, General Manager, East Bay Dischargers Authority
Dr. Katherine Cushing, Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, San Jose State University
Dr. Laurie Johnson, Principal and Founder, Laurie Johnson Consulting
Dr. Jeffrey R. Koseff, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University