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  • Save the Date – You’re invited!!

    How might emerging technology help you prepare for the next earthquake? The American Red Cross would like to invite you and other members of the community to help influence the design of new programs that use technology to strengthen personal and community resilience in urban centers around the world. More details.

    REGISTER for this FREE event by sending an email to Joy Stanton or call 415-827-8182. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

    DATE: Tues., Dec. 2, 2014

    TIME: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    PLACE: American Red Cross Café, 1667 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103

    CONTACT: Joy Stanton at or 415-827-8182

  • Join us for a lunchtime talk by professor John McDonagh of Lincoln University in Christchurch, NZ.

    Mr. McDonagh is researching the impact of the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes on building owners and tenants in an area of the Christchurch central business district that was undergoing revitalization and gentrification prior to the earthquakes. The methodology encompasses a comprehensive, long term case study of the area involving observation, interviews and document analysis. This paper reports preliminary findings based on a small number of interviews, also informed by observation of public meetings and newspaper reports. Findings include early commitment by some businesses to a rebuild of the area in the same style, but over time this has declined as delay, demolition, insurance problems, public safety and engineering concerns, political and planning changes and other emerging issues have made participation by the original owners and tenants impossible or uneconomic. It is early days in a long term rebuild process and this study focuses on only one area of the city, but it appears similar problems have arisen in other parts of the city and may well apply to other locations and other types of disasters.

    When: Wednesday, September 17th, noon-1pm

    Where: MetroCenter, 101 8th St, Oakland, 3rd Floor Staff Conference Room

    If you plan to attend this lunchtime talk, please RSVP to

  • CaLEAP will conduct an Energy Strategy workshop for local governments to become more resilient to energy disruptions. For questions or to RSVP: Megan Unyi 916-217-9611 or

    10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St., Oakland, CA.

  • The Bay Area Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Special Meeting will present the findings of the first two products from ABAG’s Airport and Infrastructure Resilience Project: the Airport Liquefaction Susceptibility Analysis and the Role of Airports in Regional Disaster Response and Recovery. Please register online.

  • Join the Bay Area Earthquake Alliance for a talk and tour about the effects of the 1906 earthquake on the Mission District. RSVP before May 24.

    2:30 to 4:30pm, Audre Lorde Room, 3543 18th St, San Francisco.

  • Register now! Creating a Resilient Region – Protecting Our Investments.

    Join elected officials and private sector leaders for a discussion of how the Bay Area’s economic resilience is interconnected with planning for long-term disaster resilience and recovery at ABAG’s Fall General Assembly, October 18, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.

  • ShakeOut 2012
  • Register now! The Bay Area Prepares for the Next Large Earthquake. Bay Area Earthquake Alliance Meeting–free and open to the public. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EBMUD Boardroom, 375 11th Street, Oakland.

  • Register now! Building An Earthquake Resilient Community. Bay Area Earthquake Alliance Meeting–free and open to the public. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Presidio Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio, San Francisco.