SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Rising tides: the challenge for city planners

"The issue of sea-level rise is one of the main climate challenges faced by city planners today. The Bay Conservation and Development Commission held an international design competition for ideas responding to sea-level rise in San Francisco and other cities. The BCDC’s Brad McCrea, manager of the competition, presents some of the most compelling entries."

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SPUR Evening Forum: Rising Tides: The Winners

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"This summer, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, AIA San Francisco and other partners hosted an international design competition for ideas about how cities can prepare for and adapt to sea level rise—one of the most critical impacts of global warming. Competition entries ranged from imaginative ways to live on (or in) water […]

SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Planning for the San Francisco Bay

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"Sea level rise in San Francisco Bay will challenge the 40 year-old legal framework, which manages development on the Bay’s shoreline. How will we adjust? Will Travis, executive director of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, will discuss opportunities to amend the Bay Plan to increase our region’s resilience to climate change." 

Sharp Park walking tour

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Form SPUR: Sharp Park is a beloved public golf course in Pacifica that is facing unprecedented management challenges. Prone to flooding, the park is home to two endangered species and threatened by sea level rise and beach erosion. Lisa Wayne and Dawn Kamalanathan of the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department will discuss current environmental management strategies at Sharp […]

The Future of Sharp Park

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From SPUR: San Francisco’s public Sharp Park Golf Course, located in Pacifica, is facing serious financial, environmental and recreational challenges. Potential solutions are constrained by the presence of two endangered species and a coastal location threatened by sea level rise. Yet Sharp Park provides unique opportunities to adapt the coast to climate change while preserving […]

Unveiling the Ocean Beach Master Plan

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From SPUR: Image credit: Flickr user guillermo.d For the past 18 months, SPUR led an in-depth inter-agency public process to develop a master plan for Ocean Beach. This national park, including 3.5 miles of open coast on the western edge of San Francisco, has been subjected to repeated episodes of erosion. These conditions are likely to worsen with climate-induced […]