San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Preventing Wildfires Through Good Housing Policy

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In recent years, California has seen a precipitous increase in the number and severity of wildfires fueled by rising temperatures and extreme drought caused by climate change. At the same time, the state is currently facing an existential housing crisis. How can we ensure that enough housing can be built to address California's affordability challenges, while also protecting lands vulnerable to wildfire. How can state housing policy help support these two priorities?

Co-presented by APA Northern California and California YIMBY.

Brian Hanlon / California YIMBY
Amanda Brown-Stevens / Greenbelt Alliance
Terry Watt / Terrell Watt Planning Consultants
Graciela Castillo-Krings / Sacramento Advocates


1 AICP CM available for APA member attendees. 

1 Learning Unit available for AIA member attendees.


AIA Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the impact that climate change has on housing design and housing affordability.
  2. Learn how to facilitate housing development in areas that aren't threatened by wildfires.
  3. Grasp how state policy, including the Regional Housing Needs Assessment, addresses the intersection of climate change and housing.
  4. Understand the historical and economic context for current planning models.

Location

SPUR Digital Discourse
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Phone

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$10 for non-members

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