Issue 487
November 2009 to December 2009

Sea Level Rise and the Future of the Bay Area

How will we adapt to rising tides?
In the last 10 to 15 years, the rate of global sea level rise has increased by about 50 percent. California is likely to see waters rise by 16 inches by 2050 and 55 inches by 2100. What characterizes this global climate threat? And how can we plan to manage it locally? Read More »

Strategies for Managing Sea Level Rise

SPUR weighs the advantages and disadvantages of seven strategies to manage sea level rise.
In the last 10 to 15 years, the rate of global sea level rise has increased by about 50 percent. California is likely to see waters rise by 16 inches by 2050 and 55 inches by 2100. What characterizes this global climate threat? And how can we plan to manage it locally? Read More »

Urban Field Notes: Seven Art Deco Treasures in Oakland's City Center

Oakland hosts a trove of splendid Art Deco buildings that date from one of the city's economic upturns in the 1920s. Upturns never last, though, and Oakland has been repeatedly hit by harder times. Most recently, and in succession, the 1989 earthquake, the dot-com crash, and our current recession/depression have left many of these architectural treasures in a precarious state. Read More »

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