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SPUR Evening Forum: Rising Tides: The Winners

6:20 PM PDT on August 17, 2009

"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 to practical engineering strategies for adapting buildings and infrastructure for floods. Some proposals simply suggested moving coastal city dwellers to higher and drier ground.

At this special event, five of the six winning teams will present their ideas for adapting to sea level rise in San Francisco. Presenters will include: Wright Huaiche Yang and J. Lee Stickles (Topographical Shifts at the Urban Waterfront); Thom Faulders, Faulders Studio (RAYdike); Craig Hartman, Skidmore Owings & Merrill (BayARC); Yumi Lee, LANDplus Design (Evolutionary Recovery); and Elizabeth Ranieri, Kuth Ranieri Architects (Folding Water).

All boards featuring winning and honorable mention entries are on view in the Urban Center."

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