Our CASA: Greenbelt Alliance CEO Joins MTC Housing Task Force

Jeremy Madsen has joined the Committee for Affordable and Sustainable Accommodations (CASA) an MTC task force focused on solving the housing crisis.

North Bay Fires: Recovery & Resiliency

This disaster may have been far worse if not for the policies and plans that have been in place to avoid sprawl in the rural areas of the North Bay. We believe we can reduce the impact that natural disasters have—avoiding even more devastating results—by fighting for smart planning moving forward.

Bay Area Design Challenge off to Strong Start

Greenbelt Alliance is thrilled to partner with the Bay Area’s Resilient by Design Challenge, an exciting year-long project drawing attention to climate impacts, especially sea level rise, and creating potential responses for areas around the region.

Yes on Measure E: Novato Wetlands and Flood Control

Novato residents have an opportunity to improve flood control and increase marsh restoration by voting YES on Measure E in the November 7 election.

How Parklands and Open Space Can Counteract Climate Change

A countywide park and open space district is designed to protect and preserve the innumerable benefits natural lands can provide to humans, wildlife, and vegetation.

What’s “At Risk” Without Good Growth

With the release of At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt, Greenbelt Alliance took a comprehensive look at one of these challenges—what will happen to the Bay Area’s iconic farms, ranches, and natural landscapes if we as a region get growth wrong.

Alameda County Advocates Preserving At Risk Wetlands

Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.

At Risk 2017: Values of At Risk Lands

When considering the significant impact that development has to open spaces and agricultural lands, we must consider the values these lands provide to the Bay Area.

Jeremy Madsen on Smart Land-Use Policies to Benefit Water Resources

CEO Jeremy Madsen spoke about San Mateo County’s water supply and how to sustain it over time in a panel discussion with experts. Learn more here.

2016 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

California’s 2016 legislative session ended on September 30th with many successes for Greenbelt Alliance’s endorsements, but also with some disappointments. Here’s an overview: Signed Into Law AB 2031 (Bonta) allows cities to issue bonds for construction of new affordable homes based on the revenue stream of “boomerang funds,” which are funds received by cities and counties after the dissolution of redevelopment. This allows cities to build more homes faster to address the… Read More