How will urban neighborhoods meet some of the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century, including climate change, resilience, and social equity? UC Berkeley and the City of Oakland are pioneering a new model to retrofit existing neighborhoods to do just that.
The Oakland EcoBlock is a radical retrofit of existing residential homes that aims to demonstrate the technical, social, legal, and financial methods for creating a block that is more resilient to power outages, has improved indoor air quality, and allows residents to co-own the main means of their energy production.
Join ULI SF on April 21 at 4pm for a stimulating discussion with the multi-disciplinary project team about the vision for the Oakland EcoBlock and the model’s potential in the fight against climate change.
Luren Krause, Director – Environment, Social and Governance, Grosvenor (Moderator)
Daniel Kammen, EcoBlock co-Principal Investigator, Professor, UC Berkeley
Susi Marzuola, Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects
Christine Scott Thomson, Senior Associate / Urban Planner, Page