February 19, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm. Register here.
The Nexus of Housing Policy and Climate Policy:
Creating a More Resilient Bay Area
Recognizing that Bay Area is in the midst of a severe housing shortage and climate crisis underscored by inequities, and that cities and counties must update their Housing Element strategies in 2022, it is an opportune time for League members to learn more about tomorrow’s landscape for resilient housing decision-making and what we can do to be part of Solving for Housing. The Solving for Housing webinar will take a holistic look at land-use strategies and decision-making featuring state and regional experts.
Learn how leading environmental and housing advocates are coming together to create a more resilient California with nature-based solutions for how we use our land and equitably grow our cities. Hear state and regional experts Thomas Silverstein (Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law) discuss Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing; Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (Chair of the Committee on Housing and Community Development); and Senator Dave Cortese (Senate Housing and Transportation Committees) discuss critical actions being taken to increase housing affordability and availability for all, while addressing climate challenges.
There will be a panel, Save the Planet with Land Use!—Alliance for Housing and Climate Solutions, featuring Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR author of Housing as Infrastructure; Amanda Brown Stevens, Greenbelt Alliance Executive Director and author of Resilience by Design-Resilience Playbook; and Graciela Castillo-Krings, Sacramento Advocates and advisor to Alliance for Housing; moderated by Melissa Breach, COO of YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard).
Experience interactive resilience demonstrations from the Resilience Playbook and the Cool Climate Network featuring Ben Gould (UC Berkeley Development) and Dr. Chris Jones (Director UCB and Lecturer at Haas School of Business). They will show you how to calculate your Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by census block and show your carbon footprint. Hear from California Department of Housing and Community Development (invited), state legislators and local elected officials explore the Housing Landscape in 2022-what’s happening now and on the horizon regarding policy, legislation and housing elements.
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