SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Social justice and rising seas

"Over the past century, mean sea level has risen nearly eight inches at the Golden Gate in San Francisco. It is expected to rise between four and feet by 2100. A recent report by the Pacific Institute concludes that sea level rise will change the character of the California coast, and that adaptation strategies must be evaluated, tested and implemented if the risks identified in the report are to be reduced or avoided. What will be the social implications of these changes? With author Matt Heberger."

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From SPUR: The Bay Area is already working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but mitigation alone will not adequately address impending sea level rise and other climate change impacts. We must take action to reduce our vulnerability to these impacts, a niche partially being filled by the new Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) Project. Join […]

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." 

An emerging regional consensus in the Bay Area?

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The Future of Sharp Park

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