Concerned about climate change and how it will affect your Bay Area shoreline community? Ready to prepare for a more resilient future? Rather than wait for disaster, the Resilient by Design | Bay Are Challenge will help communities adapt to a changing climate before we feel its worst effects, while also improving the lives of community members today.
Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is an exciting new research and design initiative hosting an open call for ideas to identify sites vulnerable to the impacts climate change. Through July 14, 2017, the challenge is asking local residents, community leaders and organizations to submit site ideas. These ideas will shape a collaborative research process where design experts will work with community experts to identify areas they can most effectively collaborate to create new, creative and implementable design solutions that protect the Bay Area’s most vulnerable shoreline communities from increasingly severe storms and flooding -- while also addressing critical issues such as disparities in housing, income and access to open space. If you would like to get involved with the challenge or submit a site idea, visit the Resilient by Design website at www.resilientbayarea.org/site-ideas.
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We are proud to be a part of the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge, a yearlong community-based research and design challenge that is kicking off with an open call for residents around the Bay Area to help them identify sites vulnerable to the impacts climate change. (Share your ideas here: www.resilientbayarea.org/site-ideas)
From now through July 14, 2017, we are joining Resilient by Design in asking local residents and leaders, like you, to help them identify places in your community and around the Bay Area that are vulnerable to severe storms, flooding and earthquakes. The Bay Area Challenge is looking for sites in shoreline communities that need the action and investment of local leaders and international experts and would benefit from collaborative research and innovative design.
Throughout a yearlong process, the challenge will rely on Bay Area residents to determine community needs and share their priorities and hopes for local sites. During the challenge’s collaborative research and design phases, community members will work closely with Design Teams to share their local knowledge, co-host public events to engage local residents and drive broad community interest.
At the end of the yearlong process, the challenge result in ten creative and implementable design solutions that protect the Bay Area’s most vulnerable shoreline communities from increasingly severe storms and flooding while also addressing critical issues such as disparities in housing, income and access to open space.
Rather than wait for disaster, we have the opportunity to come together to prepare for a more resilient future. We are looking forward to working together with you and other residents around the Bay in this effort – first, by suggesting vulnerable sites in your community on the Resilient by Design website at www.resilientbayarea.org/site-ideas, and then throughout the course of the next year as we work together for a stronger, more resilient Bay Area!