In a March 15th program, we hosted a discussion with Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge about the role the philanthropy community can play in strengthening our region’s resilience to the effects of climate change, while addressing urgent regional concerns related to displacement, income inequality and more.
We learned about innovative solutions to mitigate the impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities in the Bay Area; explored the intersections between protecting communities from flooding, fire risks, and other climate change-related risks, and promoting equitable community economic development, displacement prevention, affordable housing, and vibrant open spaces; explored opportunities for public-private partnerships in building a resilient Bay Area, and where philanthropy can have the greatest impact; and discussed ways to promote equitable planning and design practices that empower and engage vulnerable or marginalized communities, within this new innovative model.
- Amy Chester, Managing Director, Rebuild by Design
- Allison Brooks, Resilient by Design Executive Board Chair and Executive Director of Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC)
- Richard Kennedy, Senior Principal, James Corner Field Operations
- Douglas Mundo, Co-Director of Shore Up Marin and the Founder and Executive Director of the Canal Welcome Center
- Francesca Vietor (moderator), Senior Advisor, Donor and Development Services, The San Francisco Foundation
Resources from this program can be accessed below.