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ABAG

Earthquake event Thursday, ABAG has tools to help

Earthquake
USGS photo

With the annual Shake Out event coming up Thursday, the Association of Bay Area Governments wants to help you prepare for an earthquake. An online tool from ABAG is available to help residents identify potential earthquake-related damage to their homes and provides information on how to gird against the next big temblor. Read More

Public Participation

Regional Agencies Seek Input on the Future of the Bay Area

Plan Bay Area 2050
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Noah Berger

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are inviting the Bay Area public to provide input on the newly released Plan Bay Area 2050 Draft Blueprint, a 30-year regional vision that seeks to create a more affordable, connected, diverse, healthy and vibrant Bay Area for all. The Draft Blueprint is being released for a public comment period that will run through August 10, 2020.  Read More

Environment

Coronavirus crisis feeds photographer’s thoughts on adapting

Coronavirus
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Karl Nielsen

We, like the slime mold ...

I’m a full-time freelance photographer with a love of science and an odd obsession with slime mold, a 600 million-year-old, often overlooked, misunderstood and mischaracterized single-celled organism that undulates across rotting foliage in damp forests. For the last two years, I have wanted to create a time-lapse photo sequence of slime mold in a Petri dish as it forages, navigates obstacles and thrives despite challenges. Read More

Resiliency

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