Designing for Rising Tides

This talk was recorded at the Field Lab, a temporary insallation created by the Studio for Urban Projects as Designers-In-Residence at the Exploratorium’s Bay Observatory.  The Field Lab explored the dynamics of the San Francisco Bay in a time of climate change, engaging the public in the questions shaping our region and all coastal cities. This conversation focused on questions critical to planning for the future. From the master plan, to the green alley, how do we design for the effects of climate change? How do we create robust plans for diverse conditions from our urban grid to our shorelines? How do we make this process and its outcomes equitable to diverse communities? This talk examined a range of design approaches and the ways they may be prototyped to achieve effective solutions througout the Bay and beyond. Moderated by Alison Sant, co-founder and partner in the Studio for Urban Projects. (Recorded at the Exploratorium Oct. 27, 2016).

Jad Daley, Director of the Trust for Public Land’s Climate Conservation Program and coordinates their work on the development of climate-smart cities
Brett Milligan, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Human Ecology at UC Davis, and a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative
Margie O’Driscoll, Competition Advisor of the Bay Area: Resilient By Design Challenge
Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist at the San Francisco Estuary Institute, co-director of the Resilient Landscapes Program