In October 2016, Bay Area academics, students, and practitioners convened to test and define elements of a shared curriculum for teaching resilience planning and design, specifically such that it reflects the challenges and resources in the Bay Area. The goal was to create a framework that can be used by any academic institution, while working to create solutions to real problems, fine-tune the understanding of resilience, and meet people in the field. 

The two-day event featured lectures, panel discussions, and workshops with leaders in architecture, planning, design, engineering, technology, and the social and physical sciences. The RBD_U hackathon challenged students and practitioners to solve complex real world problems for Oakland, San Francisco and the South Bay. RBD_U Bay Area was organized by Rebuild by Design, California College of the Arts Architecture100 Resilient CitiesNew York University’s Institute for Public KnowledgePennDesign and San Jose State University

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