San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Can California Rise from the Ashes of Wildfire?

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california wildfires

Wildfires have long been a natural part of the California landscape, but “fire season” (a phrase that only recently entered the general lexicon of most Californians) continues to expand, beginning earlier and ending later with each passing year. As of late August, a total of 6,714 fires had been recorded in 2021 alone, burning nearly 1.65 million acres and damaging or destroying more than 2,000 structures. What will it take to restrain this relentless assault on our state’s land and air? Join us for a conversation with the California Natural Resources Agency’s Deputy Secretary for Forest Resources Management to hear about the state’s plans for addressing this intractable challenge and the difficult choices that California will have to make in the future.

Co-presented by APA Northern California.

Jessica Morse / California Natural Resources Agency
+ Nick Josefowitz / SPUR


1 AICP CM available for APA member attendees. 

1 Learning Unit available for AIA member attendees.


AIA Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how state and local policy currently affect where homes can be built.

  2. Discern how resilient design strategies can be implemented to resist the impacts of climate change.

  3. Understand California’s plans for addressing the intractable challenge of wildfires.

  4. Comprehend the design and location tradeoffs that will have to be made in the planning and development of future construction projects.

Location

SPUR Digital Discourse
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