Is Oakland Ready for the Big One?

Lunchtime Forum

Photo by Joe Lewis

Throughout the Bay Area, some homes are more prepared to withstand a major earthquake than others. This is certainly the case in Oakland, where older homes account for much of the housing stock. Come hear from the city’s experts about what is being done to mitigate seismic hazards in residential buildings throughout Oakland, as well as what steps are being taken to help the city’s especially vulnerable populations.

+ Lin Chin / Oakland Housing and Community Development Department
+ David Bonowitz / NCSEA Resilience Committee
+ Councilmember Dan Kalb / Oakland City Council
+ Ethan Guy / City of Oakland


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration not required.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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