Growing Sustainably: Housing Advocacy Through the Decades

For Affordable Housing Month, South Bay Resilience Manager Jordan Grimes discusses Greenbelt Alliance’s history of advocating for sustainable and equitable development to protect the Bay Area’s landscapes and communities.Since our inception, Greenbelt Alliance has stood for the protection and preservation of the Bay Area’s wild lands and open spaces. In service of this mission, we

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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Green Your City’s Blueprint

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.

Miles From Home

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

North Redwood Boulevard: Room for Residents and Retail makes the case for a strategic mix of housing and retail in Novato’s downtown.

Planning for Better Health

Read how smart land-use planning can foster healthy lifestyles with specific examples from San Jose and Santa Clara County.

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