2023 Climate Action Webinars, Climate Action Webinar|

When: Tuesday, January 17th, 12-1pm

Units: 1 LU/HSW (pending approval)


Evan Reis | Executive Director, Co-founder, U.S. Resiliency Council


As many as 100,000 apartment buildings in California, which could house up to two million residents, many lower income, elderly or the disabled, may have a dangerous seismic vulnerability known as a soft story. In June, 2022, CA Governor Gavin Newsom appropriated $250 million in grant funding in budget bill SB-189 to owners of 2-20 unit apartment buildings with soft stories, to seismically retrofit them and make them safer for their residents. The US Resiliency Council was the sponsor of the bill and led the effort to establish a coalition of supporters unprecedented in its diversity. This course will describe the legislation, how the USRC was able to successfully create the coalition of supporters and provide information about how the architectural community can benefit from the grant program.

AIA California
AIA California
AIA California is dedicated to serving its members, and uniting all architecture professionals in the design of a more just, equitable and resilient future through advocacy, education and political action. It celebrates more than 75 years of service and, today, is composed of more than 11,000 members across the state.

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