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:

Geological
Weather-related
Combustion-related
Biological & Toxic

Earthquake

Tsunami

Landslide

Dam or
reservoir failure

Flooding

High Wind

Extreme Heat

Drought

Large Urban Fire

Wildfire

Poor Air Quality

Pandemic

Hazardous Materials

Key Planning Issues

The Draft Plan includes the following Key Planning Issues, which are complex challenges requiring the attention and coordination of multiple agencies and stakeholders to address:

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