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Sea level rise - Impacts in San Francisco’s eastern neighborhoods

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Mercy Housing Community Room

1180 4th Street

San Francisco, CA 94158

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As the City by the Bay, San Francisco has always been defined by its waterfront. But with sea levels expected to rise by about one foot by 2050, and flooding already becoming increasingly commonplace, it’s time for the city, and its residents, to get serious about adapting to our changing climate. From an initiative to upgrade our hundred-year-old seawall, to restoring the Islais Creek watershed, to redeveloping Pier 70 with sea level rise in mind, San Franciscans are already working to adapt - and help our city thrive - as the climate changes.

Come join our panel of experts to learn about how sea level rise will impact San Francisco’s eastern neighborhoods on a day-to-day basis, what plans are being made today to protect infrastructure from flooding and other dangers of sea level rise, and what to expect in the future, as we face higher sea levels.

Free for ENDC members and Mercy Housing residents! $7 for non-members, or for $12 get a year-long ENDC membership - that's half price!!

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6:00-6:30pm Light refreshments
6:30-7:30pm Panel discussion
7:30-7:45pm Audience Q&A
7:45-8:00pm Networking

Moderator: Joanna Gubman, Environmental Director, Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club
In addition to her role with ENDC, Joanna is an energy advisor to Commissioner Liane Randolph at the California Public Utilities Commission, where she serves as lead advisor on climate adaptation.

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Mark Stacey, Henry and Joyce Miedema Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC-Berkeley
Mark received his B.A.S. in Physics and Political Science and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. His research and teaching has focused on the physics of sea level rise in tidal estuaries, including the interactions with human infrastructure and the resilience of communities along estuarine shorelines.

Lindy Lowe, Resilience Program Director, Port of San Francisco
Lindy is responsible for resilience activities at the Port of San Francisco, where she recently developed and ran the Adapting to Rising Tides Program, a nationally recognized climate adaptation planning program. Previously, she worked for the City of San Diego as a community planner focusing on the urban-wildlands interface, wildfire reduction, habitat conservation planning, community engagement, and affordable housing.

Kelly Pretzer, Development Director, Pier 70, Forest City
Kelly is Development Director at Forest City Realty Trust. She is responsible for the entitlement and development of Pier 70 – a 28-acre mixed-use development on San Francisco’s Central Waterfront. Prior to joining Forest City, Kelly served as Project Manager at the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and as Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs under Mayor Edwin M. Lee.

Amelia Luna, Project Manager, Sherwood Design Engineers
Amelia is a Professional Engineer with more than eight years of civil and environmental engineering experience, and is a key member of the Islais Creek Resilient by Design project team. She spearheads water reuse projects including wastewater treatment, net-zero water systems and water quality improvements on urban planning developments and corporate campuses. Amelia earned her MS in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UC Davis.


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