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:
Biological & Toxic
Large Urban Fire
Poor Air Quality
A Storymap of the hazards found in the HCR is available here.
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
- Public Awareness and Communications