Volunteer Spotlight: Jeff Balantine

Last fall, Jeff Balantine joined Greenbelt Alliance’s policy department to help explore and illustrate pressing land-use issues around the Bay Area.

With a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning, Jeff jumped straight into researching the walkability and bikeability conditions along El Camino Real to help inform our work with the Grand Boulevard Initiative. He also researched cities’ open space protection policies across the region and measured the air pollution and congestion impacts from sprawl development in Morgan Hill.

After completing his internship, Jeff has landed a great position with the Infrastructure Engineering Corporation where his job will be to engage with communities on the role of the state’s environmental planning process.

Best of luck, Jeff!

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