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Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay

University of California, Berkeley

An Xtreme LA Challenge

With this eloquent plea for the primacy of design in achieving ecologically beneficial and humane solutions to environment challenges, Kristina Hill set the tone for a charrette to address responses to the challenges posed by sea level rise in San Francisco Bay. On April 3, 2013, thirteen landscape architects selected by their firms as among the best and brightest gathered on the University of California Berkeley campus where they were joined by fifteen students from the UC Berkeley graduate program in landscape architecture for a two-day charrette calculated to engage, challenge and inspire future leaders of the profession. The event, dubbed Xtreme LA, was the latest in a series developed by site furniture manufacturer Landscape Forms and co-sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Co-Hosts for the event were Richard Heriford, President, Landscape Forms; Barbara Deutsch, Executive Director, Landscape Architecture Foundation; and Kristina Hill, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley.

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