Research

The Critical Role of Greenbelts in Wildfire Resilience

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.

At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt 2017

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.

Public Benefit Bonus Policy Brief

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.

At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt 2012

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.

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Sustaining Our Agricultural Bounty

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.

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