A Regional Challenge – Designing to Live with Rising Seas

Allison Brooks, BARC Executive Director, shares her thoughts on how the “Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge” is helping the Bay Area problem-solve risks of extreme weather and sea level rise for a better future. By bringing together local community experts with leading national and international experts in design, ecology and architecture – along with youths from local high schools and elementary schools – “Resilient by Design” opens up our imaginations to what is possible. The challenge highlights the critical importance of building trust, working across sectors and disciplines, and valuing local expertise to create solutions to the defining challenges of the 21st century.