Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Five Smart Projects in San Mateo County

Broadway Plaza, one of the Greenbelt Alliance endorsed projects recently approved in San Mateo County.

Two Greenbelt Alliance endorsed projects were approved in Belmont and Redwood City, and three additional developments recently earned our endorsement. This flurry of creative infill in San Mateo County is an exciting sign that development in the Bay Area is moving in the right direction.

Summer Hiking in Solano County

Rockville Hills is one of the many stunning open space areas we'll visit during our Solano County summer hiking series

We’re leading hikes in Solano County this summer so people can see why we’re working so hard to bring a park and open space district to the county. Join us and discover the spectacular open space areas Solano County has to offer!

Questions on Coyote Valley’s Future in Scope for General Plan Update

On June 11, San Jose City Council voted to include discussions of North Coyote Valley’s environmental future in the City’s upcoming general plan update. This is another important step on the path to permanently protecting this local treasure.

At Risk Greenbelt Land is the Heart of Sonoma Valley

The recent closure of the Sonoma Developmental Center has created an opportunity for the whole Bay Area to plan the future of these vital greenbelt lands. Community support is needed as the planning process begins.

Land-use Map: A Tool to Fight Climate Change

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A city’s General Plan is made up of goals, policies, and elements. However, these plans must also contain a land-use map. This is exactly what it sounds like, a map that outlines how land within a city’s borders can be used—open space, industrial, residential, commercial, mixed-use, etc.  Getting the land-use map right is probably the best way your city can address climate change through its General Plan. Making smart decisions about where… Read More