Community Workshops on Adapting Dogpatch and Potrero Hill to Sea Level Rise, Drought, and Flooding

With the help from the GBD, the initiative will host five community workshops in San Francisco from January 26 through January 29. The workshop will be focused on the impacts of climate change on the Dogpatch and Potrero Hill area, and how we can prepare for these changes. To sign up for the workshop(s), go to www.GreenBenefit.org/workshop.

These workshops are an opportunity for an intergenerational mix of high school and college students, neighbors and stakeholders and experts to look specifically at the challenges the Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD) will face in the years to come. Together, we hope to conceive solutions that will help the GBD cope with and adapt to those changes while responding to the impacts of other sea-level-rise-adaptive measures being proposed for the adjacent waterfront properties. Most importantly, we will brainstorm how the GBD can begin taking steps now to be more resilient down the line.

The workshops will provide a hands-on adaptation educational experience focused on the GBD as a test case to think about how to use ecodistrict design principles to help mitigate the impacts of climate change, like water shortages, and sea level rise. The workshops are being organized with the help of the GBD. We expect to have expert presence from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the City of San Francisco’s Public Works and Planning departments, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority, the Port of San Francisco, SPUR, and environmental design and engineering firms.

Five workshops will be held between January 27 and 29, each lasting approximately 3 hours. Each will follow the same format, but different guest experts may attend each workshop. You may attend one or more workshops. The workshops will be held in the Slovenian Progressive Home located at 2101 Mariposa Street at the following times:

Workshop 1: January 27 (Friday) from 3 pm to 6 pm

Workshop 2: January 28 (Saturday) from 9 am to 12 pm

Workshop 3: January 28 (Saturday) from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Workshop 4: January 29 (Sunday) from 9 am to 12 pm

Workshop 5: January 29 (Sunday) from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

There will be no costs to you for taking part in the workshop. You will not receive money or any other from of compensation for taking part in the workshop(s). Your participation in the workshop is free and voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. The only requirement is that you read the following notification memorandum before attending the workshops and indicate your preference to be or not to be photographed, voice-recorded, and video-recorded when you provide your signature on a sign-in sheet at the workshop(s). The memo can be downloaded after you sign up at www.GreenBenefit.org/workshop. Email hope.rising@wsu.edu or call 503-962-0220 if you have questions or need more information prior to the workshops.

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