Bay Area

Resiliency

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

By Chirag Rabari
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 Read More

Resiliency

Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge Final Projects Revealed

By Chirag Rabari
Bird Tower on the Grand Bay Way

The evidence is everywhere: sea levels are on the rise and countries around the world must adapt before disaster strikes. The San Francisco Bay Area is at the forefront of this nascent adaptation effort with 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. Now, a year later, Resilient by Design is excited to share the final design concepts developed by local residents, community organizations, public Read More

Policy

What's Holding Us Back? Talking Bay Area Transportation and Housing

By Chirag Rabari

Last week's Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual State of the Valley Conference featured a panel entitled What's Holding Us Back? – a look at the twin transportation and housing challenges facing Silicon Valley and the Bay Area as a whole. MTC and ABAG Executive Director Steve Heminger and moderator Russell Hancock, Joint Venture's CEO, opened the conversation with an initial focus on the transportation side of the ledger. They were later joined by Carol Galante, Donald Terner Distinguished Professor in Affordable Housing & Urban Policy and director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation Read More

Transportation

KQED Forum on What President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal Means for the Bay Area

By Chirag Rabari
Central Subway Boring Machine

Earlier this morning, KQED Forum discussed President Trump’s proposal for $200 billion in federal infrastructure spending over ten years, including how much money might make its way to the Bay Area and which projects it might support. MTC’s own Director of Legislation and Public Affairs, Randy Rentschler, joined host Michael Krasny, along with Sean Randolph of Bay Area Council Economic Institute, to discuss the proposal and a host of other Bay Area transportation issues. Listen to the whole interview on KQED’s website. Read More