City Visions: Rebuilding the North Bay, a more fire-resilient future

Oct 30, 2017

Host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss rebuilding sustainable, fire-resilient communities in the North Bay.

The wildfires that devastated Northern California this month claimed over 40 lives and nearly 9000 structures. Now, as businesses reopen and people return to their neighborhoods, the North Bay looks ahead.

What is being done to ensure future fire preparedness in our communities?  What role does water management play in the rebuilding effort?  And, how can you prevent fire damage to your home and property?


- Dr. Newsha Ajami, director of Urban Water Policy with Stanford University’s Water in the West and NSF-ReNUWIt initiatives.

- Jack Cohen, retired Research Physical Fire Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service.

- James Lee Witt, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the Clinton administration and newly named interim executive director of Rebuild NorthBay.