Bolstering the Bay Area Against Climate Change Impacts

Route Fifty: The Bay Area in California just got its own urban resilience design challenge, with The Rockefeller Foundation on Monday granting local leaders $4.6 million to kickstart the search for infrastructure solutions to climate change.

Resilient by Design picks up where Rebuild by Design’s award-winning Hurricane Sandy Design Competition left off, helping San Francisco and surrounding cities address climate, seismic, housing and equity issues long term—as was first done in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

While the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, now under the Trump administration, isn’t a partner this go-around, Rockefeller found an eager substitute in the San Francisco Planning Department.

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