Planning for Better Health

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

Read how smart land-use planning can foster healthy aging, diminish childhood obesity, decrease pedestrian and cyclist fatalities, reduce neighborhood health disparities, decrease adult obesity and asthma, and boost healthy diets.

Greenbelt Alliance and the Health Trust of Silicon Valley partnered to produce fact sheets on health issues that can be addressed by better land-use planning. The report specifically uses examples from San Jose and Santa Clara County, but the policy recommendations have broader applications. Greenbelt Alliance also worked with UCSF to highlight the neighborhood effect on health.

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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.

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