The Resilient City
Creating a new framework for disaster planning
We know that another major earthquake will strike San Francisco — we just don’t know when. Since 2009, SPUR has led a comprehensive effort to retrofit the buildings and infrastructure that sustain city life. Our goal is to ensure San Francisco’s resiliency and its capacity to not only survive but thrive when a disaster strikes.
This multi-year initiative is generously underwritten by Degenkolb Engineers.
Lead staff: Sarah Karlinsky, Senior Policy Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Part I: Before the Disaster
What standards do we use to decide when a structure is "safe enough"?
Private property, public risk
Improving the seismic performance of new buildings
Upgrading infrastructure to enhance San Francisco’s earthquake resilience
What will it take for San Franciscans to live safely in their homes after an earthquake?
Part II: Emergency Response
Disaster planning and preparedness in San Francisco neighborhoods
Infrastructure for a community disaster response
Part III: After the Disaster
How to rebuild quickly and effectively — while increasing resiliency
How good land use planning can prepare the Bay Area for a strong disaster recovery