AECOM leads the All Bay Collective, one of 10 teams participating in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge. AECOM is collaborating with CMG Landscape Architecture, University of California Berkeley – College of Environmental Design, Berkeley Center for New Media, the Terner Center, California College of the Arts, IDEO, Silvestrum, SKEO, Moll de Monchaux and David Baker Architects.
The All Bay Collective will partner with the communities of San Leandro Bay and the Oakland Coliseum to co-create designs that address the social and economic priorities of today alongside the environmental concerns of tomorrow. In the face of rising sea levels and groundwater, the All Bay Collective has found that the hard edges established by shoreline development, transportation corridors and jurisdictional boundaries constrain the Bay Area more than they protect and connect it. The team proposes to move from living on the edge of risk to “living in the edge.” This approach is expressed in three concepts:
- Tidal City: excavating lagoons in the shore zone and building floating housing so communities can remain safely in place with rising water levels;
- Resilient Corridors: lidding or raising vulnerable segments of transportation corridors, generating opportunities for new housing and restoring connections for people and wildlife from the Bay to the hills;
- Resilient Equity Hubs: sharing resources and responsibilities across jurisdictions so communities can better address immediate social and economic needs as well as long-term resilience.