There is widespread scientific consensus that the world’s climate is changing. Some of the effects of climate change are likely to include more variable weather, heat waves, heavy precipitation events, flooding, droughts, more intense storms such as hurricanes, sea level rise, and air pollution. Each of these changes has the potential to negatively affect health. While climate change is recognized as a global issue, the effects of climate change will vary across geographic regions and populations.
In 2014, The Urban Land Institute of San Francisco (ULIsf) examined current sub regional resilience planning initiatives and resilience-related development entitlement conditions in the Bay Area. ULI conducted two forums highlighting different aspects of planning, focusing on multijurisdictional, integrated initiatives and comparing several development projects, the conditions of their approval, and their entitlement process. The steering committee was composed of ULI members and actors in resilience activities in the Bay Area, including CCLR's Program Director - Ignacio Dayrit.