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 our 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
The Dilemma of Existing Buildings
Private property, public risk
Building It Right the First Time
Improving the seismic performance of new buildings
Upgrading Infrastructure to Enhance San Francisco’s Earthquake Resilience
Safe Enough to Stay
What will it take for San Franciscans to live safely in their homes after an earthquake?
Part II: Emergency Response
The Culture of Preparedness
Disaster planning and preparedness in San Francisco neighborhoods
The Hub Concept
Infrastructure for a Community Disaster Response
Part III: After the Disaster
On Solid Ground
How good land use planning can prepare the Bay Area for a strong disaster recovery