A NEW COMPETITION TACKLES CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE BAY AREA

Facts Coexist:  After his inauguration, one of President Trump’s first orders of business was to reportedly “purge” all references to climate change from the White House website, sending a strong signal that the new administration may not pursue environmental policies that could counter global warming. Sea levels will continue to rise with natural disasters occurring more often. That means it’s up to cities to get prepared.

To that end, The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the Bay Area: Resilient By Design Challenge, a $4.6 million competition to fund proposals from interdisciplinary teams with new ways to strengthen the infrastructure in three of the region’s big cities: Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco. The goal is to prepare for the worst and emerge stronger for it. Continue reading>>

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