Guidance document for jurisdictions on how to assess and develop soft story retrofit programs
An ABAG and BCDC report on vulnerability of housing and communities to earthquakes and flooding and strategies to address them
ABAG and BCDC are supporting jurisdictions to update and develop local hazard mitigation and climate adaptation plans
An ABAG report on earthquake threats to interdependent transportation and utility systems.
ABAG and the City of Oakland are taking steps to evaluate and retrofit soft-story multi-unit buildings vulnerable to collapse in earthquakes.
Tools for Implementing Resilience Practice Workshop Series – Please join ABAG’s Resilience Program and key partners over the next year by participating in our new workshop series. Throughout 2017, we will explore how local governments can gain technical information and build local capacity to implement resilience-building strategies. This series builds on the Mitigation and Adaptation Plan workshop series held in summer 2015 to develop climate-inclusive local hazard mitigation plans. Now that many jurisdictions’ plans are completed and adopted, implementing identified strategies is critical to increasing resilience. This workshop series will provide tools, examples, connections, and concepts for implementation. For more information, click here.
This workshop has now reached in-person capacity. If you would still like to participate, you can join us via webinar here. The call-in number will be (712) 432-6100, pin 242585#. The workshop will also be audio recorded and posted online.Posted on 02.23.17
NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Available – NOAA recently issued a call for proposals under their Coastal Resilience Grants Program. Funded projects should advance healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration and support approaches to build resilience of coastal regions, communities, and the economy by developing plans and implementing actions to mitigate the negative impacts of extreme weather and climate-related hazards. Applications are due by March 15, 2017. For more information about the program, click here.Posted on 01.27.17
City of Oakland Seismic Retrofit Grants – Are you a homeowner or multifamily building owner in Oakland? The city has just launched a grant program for single family (1-4 unit) and soft story (5+ units with a weak ground story) retrofit. Interested property owners can access program information, FAQs, and online applications here. Applications are due February 17 for single family retrofit grants and February 24 for soft story retrofit grants, so act now!Posted on 01.05.17
Soft Story Retrofit Program Development Resilience Policy Guidance Document – ABAG is pleased to announce the release of our newest publication. This document is intended to help jurisdictions decide if soft story retrofit policy is an appropriate tool for increasing local resilience to seismic hazards. Check out the report today! For questions or comments, or if you want help developing a retrofit program, email us.Posted on 04.25.16
The Resilience Program of the Association of Bay Area Governments seeks to promote a more sustainable, resilient, and prosperous region where our communities are prepared to withstand and quickly recover from the effects of earthquakes and natural hazards. Learn more.