Coyote Valley: Protecting a Bay Area Gem

Coyote Valley, just south of San Jose, is a 7,400 acre network of natural and agricultural lands at the urban edge of the 10th largest city in the nation. For decades we and our partners have worked to protect the valley from development threats. This past year the tide has begun to turn from pro-sprawl to conservation. Read more.

North Bayshore: Planning & Creating More Homes in Mountain View

The Bay Area has boomed in recent years, but many communities have struggled to keep up with the pace of growth. The recent approval of the North Bayshore Precise Plan in Mountain View is a prime example of how we’re making the right growth happen in the right places around the Bay Area. Read more.

North Bay Fires: Resilience, Recovery, & Rebuilding

Only a few months have passed since fire devastated the North Bay. As the recovery process begins, there are a lot of questions when it comes to rebuilding with a myriad of possible answers. North Bay communities will be shaped for decades by the decisions that will be made in the months and years ahead. Read more.

At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt

Since 1989, we’ve taken stock of the Bay Area’s open space protection accomplishments and what’s left to do in our signature report, At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt. This report is the definitive research on the farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. Read more.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Artisan Crossing Housing Project in Belmont

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the Artisan Crossing project in Belmont, setting a high bar for smart infill development along the Peninsula. Read more.

Bay Meadows: A Smart Growth Case Study

A water view at Bay Meadows

Greenbelt Alliance is committed to a single goal: helping the Bay Area handle growth. With our region’s population expected to swell from 7 million today to 9 million over the next generation, we’ll have to make hard choices about what we want the Bay Area to be. Will we defend the open spaces that are so essential to the region’s character, or spread outward onto the greenbelt? Will we guide the development… Read More

Jeremy Madsen Bids Farewell to Greenbelt Alliance

Seventeen years ago, I came to the San Francisco Bay Area with a passion for places—natural landscapes, farms and ranches, and cities and towns. I also had a passion for public policy and a firm belief that policies, plans, and funding decisions—when done right—can ensure we treat the places we live, work, and play in ways that create a sustainable, equitable, and thriving metropolitan region of which everyone can be proud. When… Read More

Solano County Welcomes Two Design Teams in Resilient by Design Challenge

Greenbelt Alliance welcomes Resilient by Design teams Team Uplift and Common Ground to Solano County to design solutions to tackle climate change.

Living in a Fire Adapted Landscape

Greenbelt Alliance collaborated with key allies to create actions that Sonoma County can take in the report, “Living in a Fire Adapted Landscape”.

Loving Sonoma County Landscapes

If you love the rolling hills, coastal bluffs, redwood forests and rich farm and ranch land of Sonoma County, now is your chance to share what favorite landscapes you’d like to protect forever!