An All-Infill Plan for the Bay Area’s Growth

The Bay Area can accommodate the next 25 years’ worth of growth—2 million additional people and 1.7 million new jobs—entirely through infill development, according to Greenbelt Alliance.

Call for Regional Coordination of Land Use and Transportation

appears a consensus is forming among local governments that building more livable and sustainable communities is an immediate priority. At a conference in San Francisco yesterday, elected officials from across the Bay Area, along with business, housing, development and transportation groups, called for a coordinated land use and transportation planning strategy to account for the nearly two million more people projected to live in the Bay Area by 2035.

Oakland, Concord smart places to grow

The Greenbelt Alliance, a Bay Area advocate of open spaces and vibrant communities, released a research report called “Grow Smart Bay Area” in which it outlines specific areas including Oakland and Concord that are ripe for infill development.

Greenbelt Alliance Unveils Grow Smart Bay Area

New initiative challenges Bay Area leaders to reach more vibrant, sustainable future Greenbelt Alliance, a regional leader in growth and development issues, unveiled its Grow Smart Bay Area initiative today in San Francisco. The initiative lays out a vision, backed by intensive research, for how Bay Area cities and towns can accommodate a growing population with compact development in existing neighborhoods, to create more vibrant, sustainable communities. By 2035, nearly two million… Read More

Forum focuses on Grow Smart

KQED’s Forum program on June 8 featured Executive Director Jeremy Madsen and other Bay Area planning and development leaders talking about Grow Smart Bay Area.