From PR Newswire – The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $4.6M grant to a coalition of Bay Area leaders to create the Bay Area: Resilient by Design Challenge – a competition that will engage regional innovators, policy makers, designers, architects, developers, and others in developing creative, realistic and long-lasting infrastructure solutions for the San Francisco Bay Area in particular focusing on environmental change. This innovative challenge is the first-ever to be modeled after the award-winning Rebuild by Design Hurricane Sandy Design Competition, which was pioneered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation.
Beginning in April 2017, Bay Area: Resilient by Design will invite designers, architects, developers, and financial supporters to create and begin implementing 10 visionary, realistic, and replicable design solutions. Each solution must help communities in the nine counties touching the San Francisco Bay to adapt to the impact of rising sea level, increasing storms and flooding, and seismic vulnerabilities.
This is an incredibly cool idea that we hope will provide some very interesting and actionable ideas. As more information becomes available we will attempt to post it. In the meantime visit 100 Resilient Cities to keep updated.