Greenbelt Alliance Media Contacts

Amy Henson, Marketing & Communications Director
Ph: 1-415-543-6771 x307 | Email Amy Henson
Jeremy Madsen, CEO
Ph: 1-415-543-6771 x310 | Email Jeremy Madsen

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Sprawl Isn’t the Solution to the Bay Area’s Housing Needs — and It Hurts Our Ability to Ensure Water Supplies as Well
San Francisco Business Times | May 11, 2017

The one certainty about water in the Bay Area — and California — is change. From a multiyear drought to flooding in just a few short months, the devastating effects of both scarcity and over-abundance mean that we must use…

KBLX Cares Interview with Sterling James: Greenbelt Alliance’s CEO Jeremy Madsen
KBLX 102.9 FM | May 5, 2017

Jeremy Madsen, CEO of Greenbelt Alliance came in to talk about the single challenge addressed by the organization. How the Bay Area handles growth…

Blueprint for Bay Area Aims to ‘Change the Dynamics’ of Housing Crisis
San Francisco Chronicle | April 15, 2017 

The only way for the Bay Area to become a relatively affordable place to live again is for cities and counties to be more tolerant of different types of housing, according to the draft of a new regional plan. This could include a requirement that at least 10 percent of new units across the region be affordable and requiring fewer parking spaces…

New Report Outlines What’s at Risk if We Lose Bay Area’s Greenbelt
KQED Forum | January 31, 2017 

The rich agricultural lands that surround Bay Area cities make up the Bay Area greenbelt, a landscape that owes its existence to decades of conservation efforts. A report released Tuesday by the Greenbelt Alliance, a group dedicated to the protection of these lands, finds that an area almost 10 times the size of San Francisco could be developed in a generation…

In the Face of Urban NIMBYism, Sprawl Threatens 293,100 Acres of Bay Area Green Space
San Francisco Business Times | January 31, 2017

Sprawl could replace up to 293,100 acres of Bay Area green space over the next 30 years, according to a new report from the Greenbelt Alliance, a local land conservation and planning nonprofit. The amount of land likely to be developed was slightly lower than in the group’s previous report in 2012. Jeremy Madsen, CEO of the Greenbelt Alliance, credits this reduction to a shift towards more support for infill…

New Report Shows Huge Gains in Bay Area Open Space, but Nearly 300,000 Acres Still At Risk
Mercury News | January 31, 2017

Nearly 300,000 acres across the Bay Area — an area 10 times the size of San Francisco — remain at risk of sprawl development, according to a new report released Tuesday, despite the region’s momentous gains over the past 30 years of preserving parks and open space. Contra Costa, Sonoma and Santa Clara counties have the most land potentially facing bulldozers, said the Greenbelt Alliance…


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