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Resilient Equity Hubs: Policy, Finance, and Design in the Face of Sea Level Rise

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Janette Kim - Urban Works Agency, California College of the Arts

Paul Peninger - Director of AECOM Design, Planning and Economics, Pacific Region

Brad Leibin - Associate, David Baker Architects

Building resilient cities means starting with communities on the ground as well as regional economic and ecological systems. It means addressing immediate challenges—such housing affordability, gentrification, public health, and access to resources—as well as the long-term risk of climate change. And yet, our structures for governance and ownership often align with jurisdiction and property boundaries that struggle to address the scale of coordination necessary to support health, wealth and stability.

The speakers in this webinar share experiences addressing these challenges and testing them with community-based organizations in Deep East Oakland. Their team, the All Bay Collective, was one of 10 teams selected to participate in the Resilient by Design Challenge, for which they developed designs and strategies for the San Leandro Bay/Oakland Coliseum neighborhoods.

The All Bay Collective includes AECOM, CMG Landscape Architecture, California College of the Arts, and UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, in association with Silvestrum, SKEO, modem, and David Baker Architects.

This webinar originally aired on July 9, 2018, and was produced by the AIA Housing Knowledge Community and the Open Architecture Collaborative.


Learn more about Estuary Commons, the All Bay Collective's response to the Resilient by Design Challenge.