16 Nov '17, 4pm

After the CA wildfires, how can we rebuild homes? Build It Green's perspective:

After the CA wildfires, how can we rebuild homes? Build It Green's perspective:

One month after wildfires tore through the North Bay in Napa and Sonoma, we are still grappling with the magnitude of loss and devastation. At least 42 people died and 8,900 structures were destroyed. Thousands of people were made homeless in a region that already had a housing shortage. At Build It Green, our staff in nearby Oakland, CA expressed deep concern, and I’m proud that members of our team have donated supplies or traveled north to assist in disaster relief efforts. Yet in the aftermath of this tragedy, we’re already seeing a resilient and resolute spirit take hold across the North Bay: People are vowing to rebuild their homes and restore their communities as quickly as possible. At the same time, an important conversation is emerging, as builders, developers, and policymakers wrestle with how homes should be rebuilt. I’d like to share some thoughts from Build It...

Full article: https://www.builditgreen.org/after-the-california-fires-h...

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