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We review local, regional and national news that touches on our work here at BARC. Whether it be renewable energy, rising sea levels, racial segregation or the changing landscape of new laws and new technologies that will shape our communities.

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November 2, 2020 — A recent article by NBC Bay Area highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic, and the ensuing fiscal crisis, has resulted in a number of critical climate adaptation projects and initiatives being delayed or put on hold as local, regional and state government budgets are squeezed. The article highlights...

Real Estate Investors Want to Know What Cities Are Doing About Climate Risks

November 2, 2020 — An article in Bloomberg CityLab highlights how real estate investors and developers are increasingly taking into consideration climate risk factors in deciding whether to purchase land, including looking at what local governments have done to prepare for climate change. The article underscores...

Our midcentury climate goals require radical change today

October 14, 2020 — A recent article in MIT Technology Review summarizes the...

Governor Newsom Issues New Executive Order on Climate Change and Biodiversity

October 7, 2020 — Governor Newsom today issued a new Executive Order seeking to address climate change and preserve California's biodiversity through a number of measures related to lands and coastal waters. The Executive Order includes a goal for the state to conserve 30% of land and coastal waters by 2030, and...

Calamities Challenge California’s Economic Foundation

October 6, 2020 — An article in the New York Times highlights how the overlapping effects of climate change and pandemic-induced remote work, combined with the Bay Area's high housing prices,...

The Murky Case for Mass Telecommuting

September 30, 2020 — An article in Bloomberg CityLab highlights the 60% telecommute strategy recently added to Plan Bay Area 2050, and some criticism around the proposed mandate. At its September 23rd...

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