01. Hazards and Key Planning Issues

Embarcadero High Tide

Understanding Hazards and Climate Resilience in our Region

California communities have historically been seriously impacted by seismic hazards, such as earthquakes and landslides and, more recently, by climate hazards that will become more severe in coming decades. More recently, regional droughts and wildfires have resulted in San Francisco air quality and extreme heat emergencies that illustrate the types of impacts this Plan and our community must address.

Examples of natural hazards that already have or will affect San Francisco include:

Seisemic/Geophysical
Climate
Other

Earthquake

Landslide

Tsunami

Flooding

Wildfire

Extreme Heat

Drought

Poor Air Quality

Wind

Reservoir/Dam Failure

Urban Conflagration

Disease Outbreaks

Hazard Materials

Key Planning Issues

The initial plan framework is organized around the following key planning issues. These may evolve as we collaborate with community stakeholders, but for now they include:

  • The Waterfront and Adjacent Neighborhoods
  • New Development
  • Existing Buildings
  • Housing
  • Public Awareness and Communications
  • Transportation
  • Utilities