Conversations About Landscape: Resilient by Design Launch

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.

Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Free; RSVP required. Email reserve@exploratorium.edu, or call 415.528.4444, and choose option 5.

In 2017, we present Landscapes of Hope and Imagination, a series of conversations about the variety of responses to current social and political challenges, including individual expression, community organizing, scientific research, and place-based activism. ​


With earthquakes and climate change looming in the Bay Area’s future, local communities and organizations have been working together to launch the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge—a collaborative project to develop innovative solutions to threats like sea level rise, severe storms, flooding, and earthquake damage.

Join some of this project’s leaders to hear how they are partnering with local residents and experts from the design community—including architects, engineers, and planners—to generate imaginative yet achievable approaches to making the Bay Area more resilient to future changes.

The project’s plans will also be mindful of other regional issues, such as housing, health, transportation, and economic disparities.

Photo by Shira Bezalel

 

About the Speakers

Dwayne Marsh is Deputy Director of the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE). He also serves as Vice President of Strategic Capacity Building at the Center for Social Inclusion.

Amy Chester is the Managing Director of Rebuild by Design, the New York City program that inspired Resilient by Design. She has spent almost 20 years in urban affairs, municipal policy, community engagement, and real estate development.

Kiran Jain is the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Oakland. She has experience in both the public and private sectors working on urban innovation and community development.

Robin Grossinger co-directs the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Resilient Landscapes Program, which studies how California landscapes have changed since European contact, in order to guide landscape-scale restoration strategies.

The series is funded by the California State Coastal Conservancy