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Making the Bay Area Resilient By Design

The Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge has produced nine designs to address sea-level rise and flooding around the San Francisco Bay Area.
June 22, 2018, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge brought together nine multi-disciplinary design teams to develop resilient solutions to climate change-induced sea level rise and severe flooding, and seismic impacts at various sites around the San Francisco Bay," according to an article by Grace Mitchell.

The Bay Area Challenge differed from the previous iteration of Resilient By Design, which designed for New York City with funding on the line and support from the U.S. Department of Housing and urban Development.

"While there is no funding laid out to implement the Bay Area projects, several teams will continue efforts with communities to realize them," adds Mitchell. "The success of the competition lies in the ideas generated. Bay Area jurisdictions will then need to decide how, when, and what to move forward."

Mitchell examines the resulting design proposals in two articles (Part 1 and Part 2) that include project descriptions and lots of beautiful renderings.

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Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in ASLA The Dirt
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