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Resilience Playbook Series: Building Homes Away from Fire

Tuesday, March 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

| Free

How do we balance the need to accommodate growth and keep our communities safe from wildfires? Join this webinar to learn more!

Across California, we’re seeing more wildfires burning every year with larger areas burned, and an increased frequency of high severity fires causing more damage to structures and lives lost due to climate change. The impacts of devastation and loss, unbreathable air quality, and evacuations are widely felt. According to experts, the single biggest risk factor driving loss of lives and homes to wildfires is the location and arrangement of homes in high fire risk lands in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)—area where houses and wildland vegetation meet or intermingle.

Every city in the Bay Area is working to simultaneously address challenges of housing affordability and production as well as climate change adaptation through the Housing Element update process. Further action to protect and preserve homes from wildfires requires planning and investment and the addition of policies and programs in the Housing Element is a key step forward.

Join us for this webinar to understand more about these issues and to learn about a new tool that the Metropolitan Transportation Commission – MTC developed around policy guidance on common wildfire and housing challenges Bay Area.

Part of the Resilience Playbook Webinar Series collection.

Venue

Webinar
CA United States

Organizer

Greenbelt Alliance
Phone:
(415) 543-6771
Website:
http://www.greenbelt.org/