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An article by Amanda Brown-Stevens, Brian Hanlon, and Sarah Karlinsky lays out the unprecedented crisis of climate and housing in California and also offers a few policy recommendations to combat wildfire risk and save lives, homes, and communities.
"The seven largest wildfires in recorded California history have all taken place in the last four years," they write. "At the same time, the state is experiencing a massive housing shortage, which is driving up the cost of housing and forcing people to move farther away from job centers in search of more affordable housing."
The article reflects a series of principles developed in partnership between SPUR, Greenbelt Alliance, and California YIMBY. The three principles read as follows, with more detail included in the source article.