The Built Environment
To achieve Grow Smart Bay Area, Greenbelt Alliance envisions significant, ongoing investments help improve the quality of our built environmentAll aspects of our surroundings that are constructed by people: buildings, roads, parks, and so on..
Bay Area cities have room for more homes and businesses, and with a little investment in sidewalks, transit choices and parks, the region could vastly improve everyone’s quality of lifeQuality of life is not a tangible thing, and so cannot be measured directly. It consists of both physical and psychological components. The physical includes such aspects as health, diet, and protection against pain and disease. The psychological includes stress, worry, pleasure, and other positive or negative emotional states..
Yet, around the Bay Area, sewer lines, water pipes and electricity wires are decades old and need to be updated. Parks, bike lanes, and public transportation all need resources. Although money is tight, the region must update this infrastructureA general term for public (and quasi-public) services and facilities, such as sewage-disposal systems, water-supply systems, other utility systems, and roads. for economic health and to accommodate new residents.