On January 30, 2020, Greenbelt Alliance held a special reception and fireside chat to discuss the future of the Bay Area in a changing climate. We’re working to solve some of the region’s most pressing challenges, including local solutions for sea level rise, wildfire, drought, and flood protection, as well as how the Bay Area can embrace climate-smart growth.
Executive Director Amanda Brown-Stevens sat down with Laurie Johnson—an internationally-recognized urban planner specializing in disaster recovery and catastrophe risk management—to chat about what climate change impacts mean for the future of the region. Amanda and Laurie also discussed solutions that we can work on now to help reduce climate-related hazards.
We left the event feeling inspired and energized! We are at a crucial moment in the Bay Area and the work we do at Greenbelt Alliance is more important now than ever before. With our land-use expertise and ability to work closely with residents and leaders throughout the region, we will achieve climate-smart policies that focus on sustainable, transit-served, and walkable communities that preserve valuable open space lands.
Check out more photos of the event on our Facebook page!
Photos: William Mackie, William Mackie Productions