Fed report on climate change highlights MTC-backed Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge

Resilient by Design

The Bay Area Regional Collaborative — which includes MTC, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission — today earned recognition by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco with publication of a new paper authored by BARC Executive Director Allison Brooks in the bank's Community Development Innovation Review. Read More


Special Issue of “Estuary News” Explores the Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge

Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge

The latest special issue of ESTUARY News magazine is now available and takes a deep dive into the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, which in May 2017 selected nine high-powered teams from across the globe to come up with innovative design ideas that address sea level rise and resilience to climate change around the region.

Last month, after a year-long process, Resilient by Design shared the final design concepts developed by local residents, community organizations, public officials and local, national, and international experts. These concepts were “meant to inspire, catalyze action, and push us along the path to a more resilient future.

The June 2018 Issue of ESTUARY News explores each of the individual Bay Area Challenge design concepts in more detail and puts the whole Challenge in wider context, including where we might go from here. Keep reading to find out more! Read More


Resilient by Design San Francisco Showcase Open from May 22 to June 1, Reception on May 23

Keeping Seal Level Rise at Bay Poster

We recently highlighted the nine final proposals for adapting to sea level rise in vulnerable locations around the Bay that came out of the year-long Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge. Now, you have a chance to take in these innovative projects first-hand at Keeping Sea Level Rise at Bay: Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge | San Francisco Design Showcase.

The design showcase will be on display for public viewing from May 22 to June 1 at the Bay Area Metro Center lobby, 375 Beale Street in San Francisco, and open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

In addition, Resilient by Design, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the East Cut Community Benefit District invite members of the public join them for a reception and talk this Wednesday, May 23, to learn more about the just-unveiled innovative designs for mitigating sea level rise at the Bay’s edge:

Reception and Talk: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Bay Area Metro Center, 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA

More information and tickets are available on the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge website.  Read More