• What’s Cookin’ in Oakland

    What’s Cookin’ in Oakland

    Oakland’s Broadway Valdez District will be an exciting part of the city’s future. We can get a glimpse of what the future holds by looking in on things like Kitchener Oakland—a commercial kitchen with a community conscience. Continue Reading →

  • It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village

    It takes a village to plan a village. The process to plan for the future of the Five Wounds-Brookwood Terrace neighborhood in San Jose proves this rule. Continue Reading →

  • Local Farms on the Edge

    Local Farms on the Edge

    The Bay Area loves chowing down on local food. Yet pressure to pave over our farms and ranches—a huge part of the greenbelt—still exists, especially in Brentwood, east Contra Costa County’s agricultural gem. Continue Reading →

  • Sonoma, Naturally

    Sonoma, Naturally

    Sheri Cardo moved to Sonoma County in 1991, drawn to its beautiful natural landscapes. One of her favorite pastimes is going out to the Jenner Headlands to watch the raptor hawk migration. Continue Reading →



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Place Matters Blog

Presenting… the community’s vision for two urban villages

The City of San Jose is close to wrapping up two more urban village plans: for West San Carlos Street and South Bascom Avenue. Read our community platform here. Continue reading

An alternative vision for Morgan Hill (MAP)

The City wants to expand its urban footprint into the Southeast Quadrant, an area made up of 1,400 acres of working farms and greenbelt lands east of Highway 101. Here is our map for an alternative vision for Morgan Hill. Continue reading

The Future of Agriculture in Morgan Hill

With the City’s recent plans to develop hundreds of acres of greenbelt farms in the area known as the Southeast Quadrant, the future of agriculture in Morgan Hill is under threat. Continue reading

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