News

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.

February 22, 2021 — A recent New York Times article highlights the sobering findings from a new report by the First Street Foundation showing that the costs of federal flood insurance will need to increase significantly to cover the increasing risks posed by climate change. The report found that the National Flood...
January 25, 2021 — The Federal Emergency Management Agency aims to free up as much as $10 billion to build climate resiliency through existing grant programs through a budgeting maneuver which would count federal COVID spending towards a formula that allocates money towards climate programs, according to an article in...
January 21, 2021 — An article in the New York Times today highlights the building industry's efforts to influence building codes, which are typically adopted by states and local governments every three years, often relying on influential models set by the International Code Council. These building codes protect...
January 11, 2021 — A recent article in the New York Times reported that disaster costs from hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters in the U.S. were $95 billion in 2020, more than double the previous year's costs. These disasters, which reflect the growing impacts of climate change, include California's largest...
December 21, 2020 — BARC partnered with the Bay Area Council Economic Institute on a study(link is external) on remote work in the Bay Area that was released today. The study analyzes the number of workers eligible to work remotely and the potential longer-term economic, environmental, and equity impacts of sustained...

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Friday, May 21

Meeting
Board Room – 1st Floor (REMOTE)
Friday, May 21, 2021