Save the Planet: Attend These Workshops

Dear all,


My name is Hope Hui Rising. I teach landscape architecture at the Washington State University including a studio course on climate change adaptation. My students and I will be coming to San Francisco from January 26 through January 29 to conduct a series of workshops specifically focused on the impacts of climate change on the Dogpatch and Potrero Hill area and how we can prepare for these changes. We are inviting you to attend and ask your help in contacting others who might be interested in participating. To sign up for the workshop(s), go to


These workshops are an opportunity for an intergenerational mix of high school and college students, neighbors and stakeholders and experts to look specifically at the challenges the Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD) will face in the years to come. Together, we hope to conceive solutions that will help the GBD cope with and adapt to those changes while responding to the impacts of other climate-adaptive measures being proposed for the adjacent waterfront properties. Most importantly, we will brainstorm how the GBD can begin taking steps now to be more resilient down the line.


The workshops will provide a hands-on climate adaptation educational experience focused on the GBD as a test case to think about how to use ecodistrict design principles to help mitigate the impacts of climate change, like water shortages, and sea level rise. The workshops are being organized with the help of the GBD. We expect to have expert presence from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the City of San Francisco’s Public Works and Planning departments, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority, the Port of San Francisco, SPUR, and environmental design and engineering firms.


Five workshops will be held between January 27 and 29, each lasting approximately 3 hours. Each will follow the same format, but different guest experts may attend each workshop. You may attend one or more workshops. The workshops will be held in the Slovenian Progressive Home located at 2101 Mariposa Street at the following times:


Workshop 1: January 27 (Friday) from 3 pm to 6 pm

Workshop 2: January 28 (Saturday) from 9 am to 12 pm

Workshop 3: January 28 (Saturday) from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Workshop 4: January 29 (Sunday) from 9 am to 12 pm

Workshop 5: January 29 (Sunday) from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


There will be no costs to you for taking part in the workshop. You will not receive money or any other from of compensation for taking part in the workshop(s). Your participation in the workshop is free and voluntary and you can withdraw at any time. The only requirement is that you read the notification memorandum before attending the workshops and indicate your preference to be or not to be photographed, voice-recorded, and video-recorded when you provide your signature on a sign-in sheet at the workshop(s). The memo can be downloaded after you sign up at I can be reached at or 503-962-0220 to answer any questions you may have prior to the workshops.


Thank you for your interest in this project. We look forward to meeting you at the workshop.

Hope Hui Rising, PhD, PLA

Adaptive Water Urbanism Initiative Lead


Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture

School of Design and Construction

Washington State University



Washington State University’s (WSU) Institutional Review Board (IRB) ahs reviewed and approved this project with workshops and if you have any questions regarding the review and approval of the project and your rights as participants, contact WSU IRB at 509-335-3668 and refer to IRB #15819

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