San Francisco Residents Support Bond to Fix Seawall, Poll Shows

SF residents support big bond to fix seawall, poll finds San Francisco Chronicle Nearly three-quarters of San Francisco voters would support a bond measure of up to $500 million to improve the city’s disintegrating seawall, a piece of infrastructure that is largely unseen but that experts say is of vital importance in protecting the city against major […]

Reminder: attend Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Bay Area Feb.14 Meeting in Novato

ART Bay Area February 14 Regional Working Group Meeting in Novato          When Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PST Add to Calendar Where Novato City Hall 901 Sherman Avenue Novato, CA 94956 Driving Directions Want to carpool to the workshop? Check out  this form to coordinate rides. There is […]

Selected Design Opportunities inspire resilient solutions around the Bay

After months of early research and exploration, connecting with communities throughout the Bay Area, learning our history, and bringing in the best of science, we are excited to announce 10 local sites, threatened by climate change, that have been selected for further development in the Collaborative Design Phase of the Challenge. During the Design Phase, local residents, […]

Adapting to Rising Tides Bay Area: Resilience Goals Feedback due 12/7

  Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Bay Area   Greetings ART Bay Area Regional Working Group (RWG),   We are collecting feedback on the draft project resilience goals that we discussed at the November 8th RWG meeting.   Resilience Goals: Feedback due to 12/7   On November 8th, RWG members recommended specific ways to expand […]

Planning and Paying for Resilience in San Mateo County

  Planning and Paying for Resilience in San Mateo County We have partnered with the Stanford Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford Department of Geophysics, Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative and the Sustainable Urban Systems Initiative at Stanford on flooding and sea level rise research and policy analysis. Please join us to hear presentations on key findings and recommendations for […]

Adapting to Rising Tides Bay Area: Regional Working Group Meeting #2 Recap & Next Steps

    Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Bay Area   Greetings Regional ART Bay Area Regional Working Group (RWG),   Many thanks to those of you who were able to join us for a lively meeting and discussion in San Carlos last Wednesday. The meeting provided an opportunity for the working group to give feedback […]

Invitation- Resilient by Design: Kickoff Celebration – Sept. 10th, Richmond

Resilient by Design I Bay Area Challenge  Kickoff Celebration   Dear Bay Area Leaders   I serve on the Executive Board of the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge.  As such, I want to cordially invite you to attend the Kick-Off Ceremony Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Richmond, California.    We will officially announce the 10 Design Teams […]

Marin Independent Journal: Novato Creek work could help battle sea-level rise, report finds

Dredge work takes place in September along Novato Creek. Sediment from the creek could help protect against sea-level rise and reduce flooding, a new report said. Robert Tong — Marin Independent Journal   By Mark Prado, Marin Independent Journal The Novato Creek rose just below the bridge on Redwood Boulevard on Jan. 8, 2017. Robert Tong — Marin […]

BCDC’s “Financing the Future Working Group” Takes a Closer Look at Insurance Solutions to Sea Level Rise

  On July 20, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) held its most recent Financing the Future Working Group meeting. The working group is one of several committees formed to address issues pertaining to sea level rise in the Bay Area. Presenters at the meeting featured representatives from Bay Planning Coalition member Marsh Risk […]

BCDC-ART Sea Level Rise News and Announcements

Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge Launches, Seeks Site Ideas Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is a collaborative research and design project that will include local residents, public officials and experts working to develop innovative solutions for the issues brought on by climate change.  Teams of engineers, architects, designers and other experts will […]