Rockefeller Funds San Francisco Design Challenge

Commercial Property Executive: The Rockefeller Foundation just threw its support behind the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization recently provided a $4.6 million grant for the formation of the Bay Area: Resilient by Design Challenge, a competition that will unite innovators, policymakers, designers, architects and developers with the goal of generating ingenious, long-term infrastructure solutions in the San Francisco Bay region.

RBD—established in partnership with the San Francisco Planning Department and modeled on the Rebuild by Design Hurricane Sandy Design Competition—will focus on infrastructure designed to address the impact of climate change. Participants will develop 10 implementable projects that will assist nine local counties in acclimating to the effects of the rising sea level, increasing coastal flooding and seismic susceptibilities.

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