Wildfires – How to Preserve & Protect Housing



Association of Bay Area Governments/Metropolitan Transportation Commission (ABAG/MTC)




This collection of 7 resources and 4 webinars are part of the Wildfires - How to Preserve and Protect Housing technical assistance work group series produced by the Association of Bay Area Governments/Metropolitan Planning Commission in 2021. This work group provides resources for local planning and housing staff working to integrate wildfire and housing issues in local land use planning efforts like the Housing and Safety Element updates. The work group consists of four virtual workshops with subject matter experts presenting current information and best practices, case studies, and recent experiences. These sessions help local agencies gain a better understanding of the evolution and behavior of wildfires, defensible space, home hardening, evacuations (new laws, practical approaches and new models), and responsive land use planning in the Wildland - Urban Interface (WUI). Each session includes resource guides with practical takeaway information and references to key documents and background materials.

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Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 1: Define, Explore, and Initiate Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability Phase 3: Define Adaptation Framework and Strategies Phase 4: Implement, Monitor, Evaluate, and Adjust

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Communication or educational material Planning and policy guidance Project or example


Extent: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, Sonoma County


Last updated: June 25, 2024