Working together is the key to developing a better future for Bay Area communities.

The Bay Area Regional Collaborative, or BARC, works to collaborate and problem-solve for 21st century challenges that impact the Bay Area, including climate change and social and economic injustice.

News

July 16, 2021 — An interactive article in the San Francisco Chronicle today highlights the North Bay's State Route 37, perhaps the stretch of highway in the Bay Area most threatened by rising sea levels. SR 37 is bellwether for the costly and complex issues the region will face as sea level rise, combined with high...
July 8, 2021 — The recent heat wave that scorched the Pacific Northwest would not have been possible without the influence of climate change, according to a new study reported on by Scientific American. The heat wave, which swept Washington, Oregon and British Columbia in late June, saw Seattle and Portland break...
May 21, 2021 — Urbanist Richard Florida recently appeared on the GeekWire podcast to discuss the future of cities after the pandemic. The interview is highly relevant to the Bay Area, where significant attention has been given to the Covid-spurred "tech exodus" occurring in the region-- an idea that Florida...
April 22, 2021 — A recent article in KQED News showcases East Palo Alto's community-led efforts to adapt to climate change. The town of 30,000 is one of the most vulnerable localities to rising sea levels in the Bay Area; two-thirds of the city could experience regular flooding within a decade and high-tide...
March 23, 2021 — An article in the New York Times highlights the experience of homeowners in Houston's poorest neighborhoods as they struggle to bounce back from climate-related natural disasters. As frequent flooding, and most recently last month's winter storm, have continued to hit communities, low-income...

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