The Bay Area is at a tipping point in its relationship to wildfire. There is huge potential for the region, and other places across the Western US, to accelerate greenbelts as critical land-use tools to bolster wildfire resilience.
Coyote Valley plays a crucial role in recharging the San Jose’s groundwater resources. It’s incredibly important to protect this piece of essential green infrastructure from potential contamination.
Over six years, we cut the region’s land at risk of development by 20%. But in the hottest housing market in decades, are the Bay Area’s growth policies and plans still stopping sprawl? We have the answer.
This report explores creative tools and strategies that are working around the Bay Area and beyond to support local agriculture.
This report identifies the top 10 barriers to infill housing across 12 Bay Area cities and provides local solutions for overcoming these barriers.
This report addresses how public benefits bonus policies allow for specific incentives or bonuses to be granted to a developer in exchange for benefits or amenities for the community.
This block-by-block audit of the West San Carlos Street and Bascom Avenue corridors in San Jose is a perfect case study for why complete streets are needed by communities.
The definitive research on the state of the Bay Area’s open space, finds that more than 322,000 acres—10 times the size of San Francisco—remain at risk of development.
To achieve the goal of more infill homes, a city must balance costs and revenues. This report with the Center for Community Innovation describes how cities can raise revenue from housing development.
This report with Sustainable Agriculture Education and American Farmland Trust finds an agricultural industry struggling in the global marketplace, but thriving through local markets and agritourism.
This toolkit provides local advocates with clear instructions to change a general plan to be more climate-friendly and outlines the tools needed to succeed.
While Marin’s economy has shifted to retail and service sector jobs, it has not been matched by the creation of homes priced for moderate-wage workers.
North Redwood Boulevard: Room for Residents and Retail makes the case for a strategic mix of housing and retail in Novato’s downtown.
Read how smart land-use planning can foster healthy lifestyles with specific examples from San Jose and Santa Clara County.
By changing how the Bay Area grows, we can make our region more climate-friendly, affordable, and economically competitive—and protect the greenbelt.