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.

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May 21, 2021 — Urbanist Richard Florida recently appeared on the GeekWire podcast to discuss the future of cities after the pandemic. The interview is highly relevant to the Bay Area, where significant attention has been given to the Covid-spurred "tech exodus" occurring in the region-- an idea that Florida...
April 22, 2021 — A recent article in KQED News showcases East Palo Alto's community-led efforts to adapt to climate change. The town of 30,000 is one of the most vulnerable localities to rising sea levels in the Bay Area; two-thirds of the city could experience regular flooding within a decade and high-tide...
March 23, 2021 — An article in the New York Times highlights the experience of homeowners in Houston's poorest neighborhoods as they struggle to bounce back from climate-related natural disasters. As frequent flooding, and most recently last month's winter storm, have continued to hit communities, low-income...
March 22, 2021 — A recent New York Times article highlights the massive storms that have converged over Australia in recent days, dumping three feet of rain in five days and forcing nearly 20,000 people to evacuate-- only a year after the country experienced its largest wildfires in recorded history. In Windsor...
March 19, 2021 — The Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC) mourns the passing of BARC Governing Board Member Anne W. Halsted on Saturday, March 13th after a long battle with cancer. Anne was a longstanding member of BARC and a fierce advocate for San Francisco, the city she loved, and the Bay Area region as a whole...

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