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.

Shaping the Bay Area One Generation at a Time

Evers Family History

The Evers family have been working for nearly 85 years to ensure growth happens in a way that preserves the landscapes that make the Bay Area special. Their work has helped shape our region into a place where both natural lands and urbanization can thrive.

Adam Garcia is Empowering Bay Area Communities

Adam Garcia on during Climate Ride. Give to Greenbelt Alliance to support our outings program and the rest of our work!

Adam Garcia explains how the Bay Area Greenprint empowers our region’s communities, and why you should give to Greenbelt Alliance to support his work.

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.

Bay Area Innovation Leaders: Richard Fisher

Richard Fisher is applying his biomimicry expertise in Vallejo

Bay Area Innovation Leader Richard Fisher uses his expertise in biomimicry and passion for sustainable cities to bring new energy to the City of Vallejo.

The City of Sonoma: The Next Generation

Sonoma City Hall, where the future of the City of Sonoma General Plan will be decided.

The City of Sonoma is preparing for a General Plan update, but first the City Council must give voters the chance to renew their Urban Growth Boundary.

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.

New Map Shows Bay Area Lagging Well Behind 2040 Housing Goals

A number of our region's cities and towns are lagging behind their 2040 housing goals.

A recently released MTC map shows that some Bay Area cities and towns could still be centuries away from reaching their Plan Bay Area 2040 housing goals.

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

Caltrain Presents Plan for New Homes Near Stations

Caltrain adding homes near stations along their transit corridor could be a huge boon to our cities and towns.

Last month, Caltrain’s staff presented to its board the process, which is currently underway, being used to craft a transit-oriented development (TOD) plan as part of their land-use policies for the Caltrain corridor. Caltrain staff is aiming to improve the transit corridor and community access to transit, by placing homes near stations and jobs, to form active, lively communities. The plan will show potential development sites, and provide guidance on how these… Read More