The challenges of accelerating sea level rise and aging shoreline infrastructure are creating a once-in-a-century opportunity to redesign the Bay shore. Originally constructed with little regard for the Bay the future shoreline can more successfully integrate the natural and built environments to make a healthier shore for both the Bay and local communities. New shoreline design approaches must incorporate the complex ecological and physical processes of our urbanized estuary while anticipating the future challenges of climate change and extreme weather.To develop bold solutions local leaders have launched the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge. This collaborative design effort will bring together local residents public officials and national and international design experts. They will create community-based design solutions for ten Bay shore communities to increase their resilience and to adapt to climate change.In this visually oriented public briefing San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) scientists will share cutting-edge science on Bay shoreline restoration and adaptation translating recent advances and critical findings to inform the Resilient by Design Challenge design teams. The briefing will draw on key data sources valuable planning and assessement tools and collaborative projects addressing shoreline resilience adaptation strategies and green infrastructure in the Bay.