In a First, Santa Rosa Denies Construction Project Due to High Fire Risk

An artists rendering of the new hotel rejected by the planning commission

On November 29, the City of Santa Rosa denied permission for a new hotel project due in part to the high risk of wildfire in the area.

Passage of AB2923 Means New Homes Near BART

AB2923 will make it easier to build near BART stations

The passage of AB2923 will help add new, transit-served homes where they’re needed most, the under-utilized lands near Bay Area BART stations.

Plan for Resiliency: Understand the Fire Risk Curve

Research by Alexandra Syphard maps out the fire risk of various development styles to show that sprawl development carries serious dangers. We must avoid the peak of the fire risk curve if we hope to plan for resiliency in rebuilding the North Bay.

Housing & Transportation Center Stage at Sunnyvale Candidate Forum

Recently, Sunnyvale residents gathered to hear from City Council candidates on issues regarding affordable housing, sustainable transportation, and climate change at the Liveable Sunnyvale Candidate Forum.

A Vision of Fire-Safe Communities in Sonoma

Building fire-safe communities helps ensure only nature will need to recover after wildfires.

Sonoma County’s Fire Recovery Plan, which will guide rebuilding in the county, could help lead to the growth of more fire-safe communities.

Finding Funding for Resilient by Design

With the design phase complete, the focus turns to finding funding for Resilient by Design projects.

With the design phase completed, a recent workshop shows that finding funding for Resilient by Design projects is the initiative’s highest priortity.

Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Recovery for Sonoma

The crowd at the first meeting of the Alliance for a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Recovery

The Alliance for a Just, Equitable, and Sustainable Recovery met recently to discuss how Sonoma and Santa Rosa should rebuild after the North Bay Fires.

Lessons of the Proposition 68 Campaign

Materials from the Proposition 68 campaign

Thanks to the hard work of the Proposition (Prop.) 68 campaign, Californians made history this past Election Day—June 5—as they voted overwhelmingly to support Prop. 68 and invest $4.1 billion in our state’s parks and natural resources. Prop. 68 had broad-based, statewide support. 57% of all Californians, and 68% here in the Bay Area, voted yes on 68. “The success of Prop. 68 at the polls is an enormous win for all… Read More

Public Workshops Scheduled to Discuss Fire Recovery Plan

The fire recovery beings in Sonoma County

In order to better rebuild and recover from the October 2017 North Bay fires, the new Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency is holding public workshops to fine tune a new Fire Recovery Plan. This is your chance to speak up for fire-safe communities, greenbelts, healthy forests, affordable homes, and zero energy building! The Fire Recovery Plan features sections on Natural Resources, Housing, Economy, Safety Net, and Community Preparedness and Infrastructure. Greenbelt… Read More

Resilient by Design Heightens Conversation on Bay Area Sea Level Rise

As part of the Resilient by Design challenge, teams of technical experts partnered with communities around the region to address the impending threat of Bay Area sea level rise. Solano County Regional Representative Amy Hartman reflects on the experience in this series of blog posts.