KQED: Design Teams Attack Growing Threat for Bay Area Flooding: Rising Seas

Photo: Flooding on Highway 37 last February shut down this road through Novato for about two weeksPhoto: Flooding on Highway 37 last February shut down this road through Novato for about two weeks

Ten teams of experts will hit the ground this week in a yearlong blitz to bolster the Bay Area against rising seas and other potentially catastrophic risks posed by the changing climate.

The project, dubbed Resilient by Design, was inspired by a similar planning challenge to rebuild east coast locations ravaged by “Superstorm” Sandy in October of 2012.

“We’ve realized that our current systems aren’t set up to address what we know is happening,” says Amanda Brown-Stevens, a land use advocate who is heading up the project. “So we want the teams to think outside the box.”

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