Public Sediment, which includes Buoyant Ecologies faculty Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, and Evan Jones, has been chosen as one of ten teams to participate in Resilient By Design’s Bay Area Challenge. The challenge is a collaborative research and design project that brings together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop innovative solutions to the issues brought on by climate change that our region faces today. Over the course of the next year, engineers, architects, designers and other experts will work with local community members to identify critical areas throughout San Francisco’s Bay Area in order to provide solutions to the region’s sea level rise, severe storms, flooding and earthquakes.
The result will be 10 new implementable projects that offer an imaginative and collaborative approach to resilience. Public Sediment is led by SCAPE Landscape Architecture, a winner of the New York City Rebuild By Design competition. The team is a multidisciplinary collaboration that views sediment as a core building block of resilience in San Francisco Bay. In addition to SCAPE and the Buoyant Ecologies group, team members include the Dredge Research Collaborative, Arcadis, TS Studio, the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology and Design, and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.