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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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Working from ‘anywhere’ is possible—but not sustainable

September 3, 2020 — An article in Fast Company argues that while technology has made working from anywhere possible, breakthroughs in innovation are still more likely to occur in larger cities, which offer...

Wildfires Hasten Another Climate Crisis: Homeowners Who Can’t Get Insurance

September 2, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how in the face of more frequent and severe wildfires, home insurers are retreating from fire-prone areas, leaving homeowners at risk and and potentially devastating the housing market if homes become uninsurable. This creates a complex dilemma...

U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods

August 27, 2020 — An article in the New York Times highlights the growing acceptance of planned relocation, also known as "managed retreat",  strategies to move homes out of harm's way amid rising sea levels and more...

Electrification Mandates and Slow Housing Growth

August 17, 2020 — An article posted on U.C. Berkeley's Energy Institute at Haas blog today highlights the fact that while building electrification mandates are becoming more widespread, policies that only...

Hurricane, Fire, Covid-19: Disasters Expose the Hard Reality of Climate Change

August 4, 2020 — An article in the New York Times today highlights how climate change is laying bare the limitations of our disaster response institutions,...

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