News and Announcements

09.03.14 | Impact of Christchurch earthquakes on small businesses

Join us for a lunchtime talk by professor John McDonagh of Lincoln University in Christchurch, NZ.

Mr. McDonagh is researching the impact of the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes on building owners and tenants in an area of the Christchurch central business district that was undergoing revitalization and gentrification prior to the earthquakes. The methodology encompasses a comprehensive, long term case study of the area involving observation, interviews and document analysis. This paper reports preliminary findings based on a small number of interviews, also informed by observation of public meetings and newspaper reports. Findings include early commitment by some businesses to a rebuild of the area in the same style, but over time this has declined as delay, demolition, insurance problems, public safety and engineering concerns, political and planning changes and other emerging issues have made participation by the original owners and tenants impossible or uneconomic. It is early days in a long term rebuild process and this study focuses on only one area of the city, but it appears similar problems have arisen in other parts of the city and may well apply to other locations and other types of disasters.

When: Wednesday, September 17th, noon-1pm

Where: MetroCenter, 101 8th St, Oakland, 3rd Floor Staff Conference Room

If you plan to attend this lunchtime talk, please RSVP to daniellem@abag.ca.gov

08.28.14 | Loma Prieta 25 Symposium: Still on Shaky Ground

A public policy symposium to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake and support future resilience action.

The 25th Anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake offers Bay Area residents and regional leaders an opportunity to inspire regional action for safer, more resilient communities.

This commemorative public policy symposium offers an exciting and relevant time to engage in creating a more resilient, adaptive future in our communities.

Bay Area thought leaders, community advocates, and elected officials will launch a three-year public policy program designed to spark quick recovery from future disasters and enact place-based action for a safer future in the places we call home.

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 9am-5pm, reception following

Where: Kaiser Center Auditorium, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612

For more information and to register please visit http://www.lomaprieta25.com/

06.20.13 | California Local Energy Assurance Planning Energy Strategies Workshop

CaLEAP will conduct an Energy Strategy workshop for local governments to become more resilient to energy disruptions. For questions or to RSVP: Megan Unyi 916-217-9611 or megan.unyi@icfi.com

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St., Oakland, CA.

05.20.13 | Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Special Meeting

The Bay Area Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Special Meeting will present the findings of the first two products from ABAG’s Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Project: the Airport Liquefaction Susceptibility Analysis and the Role of Airports in Regional Disaster Response and Recovery. Please register online.

05.03.13 | Bay Area Earthquake Alliance Meeting The Mission District: After the Next Earthquake

Join the Bay Area Earthquake Alliance for a talk and tour about the effects of the 1906 earthquake on the Mission District. RSVP before May 24.

2:30 to 4:30pm, Audre Lorde Room, 3543 18th St, San Francisco.

04.22.13 | Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Committee Meeting

Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Committee meeting, 1-3:30pm, ABAG Conference Room B

10.03.12 | ABAG General Assembly

Register now! Creating a Resilient Region – Protecting Our Investments.

Join elected officials and private sector leaders for a discussion of how the Bay Area’s economic resilience is interconnected with planning for long-term disaster resilience and recovery at ABAG’s Fall General Assembly, October 18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.

10.03.12 | ShakeOut 2012

ShakeOut 2012

09.13.12 | Alliance Meeting – September 2012

Register now! The Bay Area Prepares for the Next Large Earthquake. Bay Area Earthquake Alliance Meeting–free and open to the public. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EBMUD Boardroom, 375 11th Street, Oakland.

04.04.12 | Alliance Meeting – April

Register now! Building An Earthquake Resilient Community. Bay Area Earthquake Alliance Meeting–free and open to the public. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Presidio Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio, San Francisco.