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, known as 'Collect and Connect', focuses on re-establishing the connection between Colma Creek and the Bay by re-designing creeks and streets as green corridors for water management and community use, improving flood resiliency while restoring community connectedness.
"Before it had become known as the Bay Area’s ‘industrial city’, South San Francisco was the kind of place where people could walk the length of the creek to swim in the bay; a connection to the water that has been lost over the last half-century," says Richard Mullane, the project manager at Hassell. "A key focus for the project was on re-establishing this connection; making the South Bay waterfront an attractive and accessible part of daily life."