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.

December 7, 2020 — An article in Streetsblog today highlights the results of a study done by the Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Davis, examining the air pollution and congestion impacts of rush delivery services, such as same-day and 1-hour shipping, provided by online retailers. The study found...
December 3, 2020 — A recent article in Politico highlights the massive risks that climate change poses to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the federal home lending entities. Homes located outside of the federally-designated 100-year floodplain are not required to carry flood insurance. With climate risk analytics beginning...
December 3, 2020 — Following the lead of several other Bay Area cities, Oakland and San Jose this week adopted bans on natural gas in the construction of most new buildings. Last July, Berkeley became the first city in the nation to ban natural gas. Other Bay Area cities, including San Francisco and Richmond, followed...
November 2, 2020 — An article in Bloomberg CityLab highlights how real estate investors and developers are increasingly taking into consideration climate risk factors in deciding whether to purchase land, including looking at what local governments have done to prepare for climate change. The article underscores the...
November 2, 2020 — A recent article by NBC Bay Area highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic, and the ensuing fiscal crisis, has resulted in a number of critical climate adaptation projects and initiatives being delayed or put on hold as local, regional and state government budgets are squeezed. The article highlights a...

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Friday, May 21, 2021