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.

January 13, 2020 — In December 2019, the California Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) released a new report entitled "Preparing for Rising Seas: How the State Can Help Local Coastal Adaptation Efforts". The report acknowledges that the State has a vested interest in protecting California's coastline, but places most...
November 21, 2019 — An article posted in the New York Times this week highlights the alarming rate of climate-vulnerable development occurring across the country and the measures that cities are taking to combat it, including imposing new rules on developers on building homes in floodplains, providing financial...
November 13, 2019 — An article posted today in the New York Daily News describes the ongoing efforts to implement an ambitious and complex climate adaptation plan for Lower Manhattan. The plan, dubbed the Big U, originated from Rebuild by Design, a design contest that emerged in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to plan...
October 26, 2019 — A recent New York Times article describes a previously undisclosed agreement that has guaranteed industry representatives seats on two powerful committees that approve building codes that are widely adopted nationwide. The pact has enabled the industry group controlling the seats, the National...
October 17, 2019 — A paper discussing the outcomes of the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge was published today in the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank's Community Development Innovation Review. The paper, entitled Drawing a New Roadmap: The Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, was authored by Allison Brooks...

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