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
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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
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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