• Big Wins at the 2014 Ballot

    Big Wins at the 2014 Ballot

    UPDATE (11/10/14): Santa Clara County's Measure Q has officially passed, so we are ecstatic to announce huge wins for the Bay Area and Greenbelt Alliance—winning on all ballot measure positions that we endorsed. Our endorsements and your support made this happen. Continue Reading →

  • Her Rural Majesty: Julie's Story

    Her Rural Majesty: Julie's Story

    Julie and her husband fell in love with Sonoma County, so they found a place to call home in Asti. When neighboring Cloverdale was looking to sprawl out beyond its urban growth boundary, Julie teamed up with Greenbelt Alliance and our local partners to fight the expansion. Continue Reading →

  • Dublin Draws the Line

    Dublin Draws the Line

    In the early '90s, Dublin chose to greatly expand through sprawl. Dan is committed to making sure the City doesn't make the same mistake again—this past spring, he was a driving force behind the grassroots campaign for an urban limit line to protect Doolan Canyon. Continue Reading →

  • Before Urban Villages Were Cool

    Before Urban Villages Were Cool

    A resident of Willow Glen in San Jose since 1979, Larry has been advocating for walkable, bikeable neighborhoods long before it was the popular sentiment it is today. San Jose is finally catching up with plans for 70 urban villages peppered throughout the city. Continue Reading →

  • A Better Broadway, a Better Oakland

    A Better Broadway, a Better Oakland

    Two years ago, Joel and his wife, Yvette, saw the East Bay as an exciting place where they could start a family. Fast-forward to 2014, Joel, as Greenbelt Alliance's Regional Representative, helped Oakland adopt an exciting plan for the Broadway Valdez neighborhood. Continue Reading →

  • A+ for Measure AA

    A+ for Measure AA

    Back in May, Lynne volunteered with Greenbelt Alliance to encourage voters to support Measure AA. It was her way of championing the places that make the Bay Area special and preserving the quality of life that we sometimes take for granted. Continue Reading →

Remembering John

John Chapman

Greenbelt Alliance mourns the passing of long-time board member John Chapman. The Bay Area has lost a true champion. He will be missed. Read more about John.

Place Matters Blog

A Letter from the Executive Director

2014 was quite a year. Across the Bay Area, great steps were made toward better protecting our region’s special open spaces and to making our cities and towns great places to live, work, and play. Continue reading

Mountain View Takes Two Steps Forward

On December 9, Mountain View took two important steps toward creating a more vibrant and affordable city by approving a long-term vision for the El Camino Real corridor and voting to significantly increase funds for new affordable homes. Continue reading

Conservation by Collaboration

Greenbelt Alliance has been meeting with representatives and agencies from all nine Bay Area counties to highlight opportunities for new Priority Conservation Areas. Along the way, these collaborations have led to some rich discourse and some exciting potential projects. Continue reading

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