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 climate-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 climate 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