sea level rise

Rising Seas Threaten an American Institution: The 30-Year Mortgage

A recent article in the New York Times highlights the impact that climate change is having on American homeownership-- specifically, the risks of sea level rise and flooding are making banks warier of lending to homebuyers in vulnerable areas. Climate change risks have already begun to push down...

Estuary Magazine Highlights Climate Adaptation Projects Around the Bay Area

A new special adaptation issue of San Francisco Estuary News, released today, explores climate adaptation projects in 12 counties around the Bay Area and the Delta. The issue highlights innovative resiliency projects...

Richard Mullane on the ‘Collect & Connect’ strategy for San Francisco Bay and coastal resiliency

An article today in the Architect's Newspaper highlights Hassell's ongoing work in South San Francisco's Colma Creek, on a concept that emerged from the Resilient by Design: Bay Area Challenge and later received a Caltrans SB1 Adaptation Planning grant, in partnership with BARC. The project,...

Back off the beach and the rising sea? No way, California cities say

An article posted today in CalMatters highlights an issue that cities along California's coast must address as sea levels continue to rise: how can vulnerable structures be re-located to safer...

Cities are Flouting Flood Rules. The Cost: $1 Billion.

A new article in the New York Times highlights the nearly quarter-million flood insurance policies that are in violation of a simple rule: if you want publicly-subsidized flood...

New York State Proposes $3 Billion Bond for Climate Resiliency

Despite the daunting threat posed by COVID-19, the State of New York is not putting climate resiliency on the backburner. A proposed $3 billion bond measure titled “Restore Mother Nature” highlights that - despite the current health and economic challenges being faced by COVID-19 -  lawmakers...

Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners from Flood Zones

An article posted in the New York Times today describes the choice that cities facing rising sea levels must make: agree to use eminent domain to force people out of flood-...

A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas

An article in the New York Times highlights the shared threat that both San Francisco and Manila, in the Philippines, face due to rising sea levels, while highlighting the different sets...

As Climate Risk Grows, Cities Test a Tough Strategy: Saying ‘No’ to Developers

An article posted in the New York Times this week highlights the alarming rate of climate-vulnerable development occurring across the country and the measures that cities are...

Newark considering controversial 469-home development at edge of Baylands

An article published in the Mercury News highlights a controversial proposed development or nearly 500 single-family homes near the edge of the San Francisco Bay in...

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