Research

 

Publications

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
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
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. Continue reading

Research News

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Fixing the Foundation: Local Solutions for Infill Housing
Over the next generation, the Bay Area will grow from roughly 7 million people to 9 million. Will we choose to protect our greenbelt of natural landscapes, farms, and ranches as we grow, or sprawl ever outward? This is the challenge we set out to answer with our new report. Continue reading
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
Friday, June 21st, 2013
West San Carlos-South Bascom Urban Village
Planning map of the West San Carlos-South Bascom urban village in San Jose Continue reading

Grow Smart Bay Area

Thursday, March 12th, 2009
San Jose: A case study
On a tree-lined street in the heart of San Jose lies a neighborhood in flux. The Alameda has a mix of homes, shops, and offices, but vacant lots and shuttered stores still dot this major transit corridor, which is not being used to its full potential. Continue reading
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
Mountain View: A case study
North of downtown Mountain View lie the sprawling campuses of Google and other technology giants. But aside from acres of parking lots and low-slung office buildings, there is little here. Continue reading
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
Oakland: A case study
The stretch of San Pablo Avenue north of the 980 freeway in Oakland lacks the attractions and services residents expect close to a metropolitan downtown. Continue reading

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