Help meet smart growth, resilience and equity goals by developing strategies to strengthen existing housing and plan smartly for future housing.
ABAG has redesigned its website and is updating shaking scenario maps with more recent USGS shaking scenario maps.
Understanding the role Bay Area airports can play in long-term social, economic, and physical recovery from a disaster
Congratulations to Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco selected as the first group of resilient cities through the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge! These cities join an impressive list of cities around the world and will receive support to continue their good work. Their joint efforts will help enhance the resilience of our whole region. Posted on 12.03.13
We’re looking for partners! ABAG’s Earthquake and Hazards Program is seeking qualifications for contractors to support work in recovery and resilience. Read more and submit your qualifications here. Posted on 11.21.13
The City of Berkeley is seeking public comment on its draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. The plan identifies natural hazards in Berkeley and outlines a five-year strategy to further protect Berkeley’s people, buildings, infrastructure and environment from those hazards. The draft plan is available online and comments are welcome until December 9th. Posted on 10.21.13
LA Times | Oct 12, 2013. Many older LA buildings could collapse in an earthquake.
“Despite their sturdy appearance, many older concrete buildings are vulnerable to the sideways movement of a major earthquake because they don’t have enough steel reinforcing bars to hold columns in place.”
The Concrete Coalition estimates that there are 16,000 – 17,000 of these buildings across the State. Posted on 10.14.13
The Earthquake and Hazards Program of the Association of Bay Area Governments seeks to promote a more sustainable, resilient, and prosperous region where our communities are prepared to withstand and quickly recover from the effects of earthquakes and natural hazards of regional importance. Learn more.