Join Resilient by Design at the California Adaptation Forum August 27-29 2018
Resilient by Design CAF Network Meeting
August 29th, 8:00am
The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge asked a question – could we effectively engage Bay Area communities and local, national, and international experts in a yearlong collaborative design process to develop innovative design solutions focused on resilience to sea level rise, severe storms, flooding, and seismic risk? Teams of designers, engineers, and educators worked with community organizations, local governments, and residents to develop nine design concepts for nine sites around the Bay Area. Along the way, the teams 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. Come learn about the Resilient by Design projects and tools teams have used to effectively raise awareness about climate change.
About the California Adaptation Forum
The biennial California Adaptation Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation, and mutual support to create resilient communities throughout the state. From the near disaster at the Oroville dam to devastating wildfires, 2017 will be one for the record books and a reminder for our urgent need to address the many climate impacts affecting community members, local economies, and valuable ecosystems throughout California. The 3rd California Adaptation Forum will bring together a multi-disciplinary audience to:
- Address current challenges and emerging trends in climate resilience work – from politics to extreme weather events to technological advancements and socioeconomic factors,
- Set the stage for a post-Brown climate agenda through agency and stakeholder discussions,
- Provide hands-on access to the latest tools and resources being deployed across the state,
- Showcase real-world examples of strategies that have increased community resilience,
- Highlight the latest financing and funding strategies, and
- Give participants an up-close review of the latest research on climate impacts and solutions from the 4th Climate Assessment.