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Working together is the key to developing a better future for Bay Area communities.

The Bay Area Regional Collaborative, or BARC, works to collaborate and problem-solve for 21st century challenges that impact the Bay Area, including climate change and social and economic injustice.

News

January 11, 2021 — A recent article in the New York Times reported that disaster costs from hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters in the U.S. were $95 billion in 2020, more than double the previous year's costs. These disasters, which reflect the growing impacts of climate change, include California's largest...
December 21, 2020 — BARC partnered with the Bay Area Council Economic Institute on a study(link is external) on remote work in the Bay Area that was released today. The study analyzes the number of workers eligible to work remotely and the potential longer-term economic, environmental, and equity impacts of sustained...
December 7, 2020 — An article in Streetsblog today highlights the results of a study done by the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Davis, examining the air pollution and congestion impacts of rush delivery services, such as same-day and 1-hour shipping, provided by online retailers. The study found...
December 3, 2020 — Following the lead of several other Bay Area cities, Oakland and San Jose this week adopted bans on natural gas in the construction of most new buildings. Last July, Berkeley became the first city in the nation to ban natural gas. Other Bay Area cities, including San Francisco and Richmond, followed...
December 3, 2020 — A recent article in Politico highlights the massive risks that climate change poses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the federal home lending entities. Homes located outside of the federally-designated 100-year floodplain are not required to carry flood insurance. With climate risk analytics...

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