Housing Policy = Climate Policy. 

In this first webinar of the Resilience Playbook series, Greenbelt Alliance makes the environmental case for housing and connects the dots between infill housing, transit-oriented development, and future climate risks. Based on the concepts, research, and policies featured in the recently launched Resilience Playbook, we will lead audiences through the case for accelerating adaptation to climate risks and conservation through housing policy in the Bay Area.

Join our Executive Director, Amanda Brown-Stevens, in conversation with Dr. Karen Chapple, Director of the School of Cities, Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, and Professor Emerita of City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley to learn how cities can accommodate more housing while also conserving valuable lands that provide ecosystem services and the resources we need to adapt to climate change.

About the Series

Join Greenbelt Alliance to dive deeper into the five action areas of the Resilience Playbook and start the advocacy and implementation of policies to create a more resilient Bay Area for everyone.

At each webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the recommended policies in specific thematic areas—such as Housing, Nature-Based Solutions, Equity, Wildfire, and Water Resource Management—featured in the Resilience Playbook and connect with experts from around the region to get a look at the on-the-ground work they are doing to put these policies into action.

As part of Greenbelt Alliance’s Future Climate Webinar Series, the Resilience Playbook Series presents informative webinars geared towards elected officials, community members, city/county staff, and others interested in how to incorporate climate-resilient policy and legislation into their General Plans.

The Future Climate is a series of short talks and Q&A with experts and Greenbelt Alliance on adapting to climate change through smart city planning and conservation. Watch past episodes here.

About the Resilience Playbook:

Climate change has presented an opportunity to reimagine our relationship to the natural world and to each other. The Resilience Playbook provides guidance to transform our existing systems through policy and planning recommendations that local decision-makers and community leaders can use to accelerate their adaptation to multiple climate risks, but it is just the beginning. We need to work together to advocate for policies that will leverage natural and working lands as defense mechanisms to absorb floodwaters, sequester carbon, protect water supply, and provide buffers to wildfires. We also need to address critical issues of housing justice, a just transition away from fossil fuels towards green jobs, and environmental justice in order to ensure the outcomes of these policies prioritize the resilience of the most vulnerable communities. Explore more on the Resilience Playbook:

February 22nd
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Online Event