Resilience Looks for Community Input

A visit to Eden Landing, a part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration  |  © resilientbayarea [instagram]   |  repost by Jenny Stein
Marin City—Design Teams strategized with Research Advisory Committee members, and heard from local community members, officials and planners in San Rafael's Canal District, Mill Valley and Marin City  |  © resilientbayarea [instagram]
California College of the Arts — join Resilient by Design, in partnership with CCA's Urban Works Agency, for a panel discussion on housing and climate resilience: Weds Nov 1  |  © resilientbayarea [instagram]

Upcoming Event: Housing Resilience

November 1st | 6:30-8:30pm | CCA Nave Alcove
 1111 8th St., San Francisco | Free and Open to the Public

We’ll explore driving forces behind the Bay Area’s acute housing crisis, the potential impacts of climate change on housing, and opportunities to address overlapping risks of sea level rise and gentrification.

Panelists: Laura Foote Clark, Executive Director, YIMBY Action; Carol Galante, I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professor of Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, UC Berkeley; Tomiquia Moss, Executive Director, Hamilton Families; Geeta Rao, Senior Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners. With Neeraj Bhatia, moderator, California College of the Arts and The Open Workshop.


Our Design Teams have been immersed in their research and tours of challenges and vulnerabilities around the Bay as well as learning about innovative existing models, such as the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project (pictured here).


Design Opportunities

On November 15th, the Design Teams will present their 3-5 Design Opportunities—the ideas the Teams have come up with based on their research and input from stakeholders around the Bay. These ideas will be a starting place for collaborative design throughout the winter and spring. The presentations will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. Please join us at a reception in the evening where you will be able to review the Design Teams’ ideas and ask Teams questions as well as provide written comments.

Presentation of Design Opportunities Open House
November 15th 5pm – 8pm
Tickets are limited, reserve now.


We Want Your Input

Following these public presentations, we will hold a 2-week online public comment period. This is a crucial point in this Challenge, as our Research Advisory Committee will utilize the public feedback to assist in matching each Design Team with one Design Opportunity for further development. We encourage you to review and comment on the Design Opportunities via Neighborland and ask your networks to participate. More details coming soon!


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