California Measure AA will invest more than $25 million annually over the next twenty years in San Francisco Bay restoration to address rising tides, flooding and habitat quality together with community benefits like new jobs in restoration ecology, access to public lands and support for local economies. The Mithun HOME team is one of ten teams in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge growing community-driven projects that support regional resilience. The Mithun HOME team is working with North Richmond—a historically disinvested neighborhood with concentrated poverty, health disparities and a resilient, activist spirit—to help reveal priorities for proactive planning and implementable projects that respond to resilience challenges.
A brief overview of the Bay Area Challenge provides context for a panel discussion about how affordable housing and anti-displacement strategies are integrated into design scenarios, how community wealth building was centered in the process, and how ecology can become an economic driver in areas where large-scale marsh restoration is critical to healthy habitat and habitation. Learn how the design is evolving and responds to Living Community principles and performance targets.