Win-Win-Win Urbanism: Sustainability, Equity, Resilience

What You'll Learn

  • Identify potential co-benefits from sustainability and resilience planning for all communities, including vulnerable populations and under-invested neighborhoods.
  • Discover how to advocate for community benefit agreements that address risks of displacement and improve health and wellness in poor communities.
  • Learn where to find innovative funding sources for sustainable and equitable development.

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The San Francisco Bay Area is poised to make substantial resilience investments to protect communities and assets from sea level rise. Thoughtful and coordinated design can address affordability, climate change, and resilience head-on and deliver an impactful suite of benefits to the public, to the environment, and to users. Explore new tools and lessons learned from the recent Resilient by Design Bay Area challenge (RbD).

Diverse neighborhood-scale development projects include Sunnydale, with a comprehensive sustainable neighborhood transformation plan that addresses economic, social, and environmental goals. The Central SoMa Plan, an environmental justice neighborhood, has ambitious affordable housing and sustainability goals as well as new public parks serving as integrated resilience and flood management features.

Mission Rock and PPS are essential projects that address the public realm, demonstrating how open space can be designed for inclusivity as well as sustainability as we design for greater density and affordability.

Examine tools that include community engagement, racial equity frameworks, community benefit agreements, land trusts, mitigation funds, social impact bonds, innovative construction methods, and more. Get perspectives on city planning, nonprofit development, urban design, and affordable housing design.