• Greenbelt Alliance Endorsement Program

    Greenbelt Alliance Endorsement Program

    We are pleased to share that Greenbelt Alliance is once again endorsing outstanding infill development projects and plans in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. We need more people saying “yes” to the right development in the right places. Continue Reading →

  • 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 →

  • 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

Downtown Concord plan is a mixed bag

On June 24, the City of Concord adopted the Downtown Specific Plan, which will direct short- and long-term development in downtown Concord. While the plan contains many features that could generate exciting new opportunities, it also has some glaring omissions. Continue reading

The Bay Area’s Priority Conservation Areas

On July 17, the Bay Area made its strongest regional commitment yet to protecting our natural and agricultural lands. The Association of Bay Area Governments unanimously approved the new and improved Priority Conversation Area Program. Continue reading

A successful Sunday bike ride through Napa

June 22, 2014 was a beautiful sunny day in the North Bay—the perfect day for a 24 mile bike ride through the City of Napa. Continue reading

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