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Greenbelt Alliance provides research and reports on smart growth and land conservation issues.

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Fixing the Foundation: Local Solutions for Infill Housing

This report identifies the top 10 barriers to infill housing development across 12 Bay Area cities and provides local solutions for overcoming these barriers. Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Public Benefit Bonus Policy Brief

This report seeks to address how public benefits bonus policies allow for specific incentives or bonuses to be granted to a developer in exchange for certain benefits or amenities for the community. Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Complete Streets Audit and Community Engagement

This report was created by a group of San Jose State University urban planning graduate students. It is a block-by-block audit of the West San Carlos Street and Bascom Avenue corridors in San Jose.
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Sunday, May 13th, 2012

At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt 2012

At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt 2012, the definitive research on the state of the region’s open space, finds that over 3 million acres of the region’s vital and stunning landscapes are protected. Continue reading

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Strategies for Fiscally Sustainable Infill Housing

The benefits of walkable, infill communities are many – more affordable and convenient places to live and ways to get around, greenhouse gas reduction, and improved community health to name a few.  To achieve the goal of more infill homes, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Sustaining Our Agricultural Bounty

Sustaining Our Agricultural Bounty — a collaborative report by Greenbelt Alliance, Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE), and American Farmland Trust – finds an industry that struggles to compete in the global marketplace, but thrives when taking advantage of regional and local markets for food and agritourism. Continue reading

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Monday, February 14th, 2011

Green Your City’s Blueprint

Green Your City’s Blueprint: A Toolkit for Climate-Friendly General Plans provides local advocates with clear instructions to change a general plan to be more climate-friendly and the tools to succeed. The toolkit explains the basic structure of a general plan, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Miles From Home

Nearly 60 percent of people who work in Marin commute in from outside the county, farther on average than any other workforce in the Bay Area; most cannot afford to live near where they work, according to Miles From Home, … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

North Redwood Boulevard

North Redwood Boulevard: Room for Residents and Retail makes the case for a strategic mix of housing and retail in Novato’s downtown. Continue reading

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Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Planning for Better Health

Greenbelt Alliance and the Health Trust of Silicon Valley partnered to produce fact sheets on health issues that can be addressed by better land-use planning. Continue reading

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