(Partner Event) Designing Our Future | The Resilient Bay Summit
Throughout the Bay Area Challenge, proactive planning to safeguard our Bay Area community from the impacts of climate change has presented an opportunity to reimagine our relationship to the natural world and to each other. As we invest in resilience, we must seek transformational change toward true, collective, long-term prosperity.
The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge has brought together teams of scientists, community members, local elected leaders, financial specialists, youth leaders and some of the world’s leading designers to translate advances in research into specific, place-based solutions to flood risk and sea level rise. These innovative ideas address long-term threats, in addition to current challenges, including the essential infrastructure needs of communities on the frontline of sea level rise.
The afternoon of May 18 will be focused on exploring key takeaways and lessons-learned from the Resilient by Design process, and next steps for how we can collectively support and advance Resilient by Design ideas and resilience efforts more broadly, around the region. We’ll begin our afternoon with a brief keynote from members of the Resilient by Design Jury, and will spend the majority of the afternoon in World Cafe style group conversations, around the themes of Environment & Ecosystems, Social Resilience & Environmental Justice, and Infrastructure & Governance. Through our conversations, we will explore key takeaways from the Resilient by Design process, and ideas, strategies, and best practices for advancing resilience efforts around the region.
1:00 – 1:30: Arrival (Design boards on display)
1:30 – 2:00: Welcome & Keynote
2:00 – 5:00: World Cafe Conversations & Reflections
Open to the Public / People of all ages encouraged to attend.
Free shuttle access provided to/from West Oakland BART (shuttle schedule coming soon).
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm – discussion; 5:00pm – 9:00pm – celebration. Location: Rock Wall Winery, 2301 Monarch St, Alameda CA 94501 (Shuttle access provided to/from West Oakland BART)