No Turning Back Now: Increased Regional Coordination in a Post COVID-19 World

The Bay Area prides itself on being at the forefront of innovative policies to foster healthy communities and the current COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. On March 16th, six county health officials made the groundbreaking and life-saving, yet difficult decision to enact a shelter in place ordinance. Within days the rest of the state followed suit and since then, the rest of the nation has moved in that direction. This unprecedented level… Read More

Final Report Review: Resilient & Equitable Strategies for the Bay Area’s Future

MTC ABAG Final Future Report

The critical issues facing the Bay Area—from transportation and housing to the economy, the environment, and social equity—are probed in the Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Association of Bay Area Government’s (MTC/ABAG) new 90-plus page Futures Final Report, Resilient and Equitable Strategies for the Bay Area’s Future. This is the final report of the Horizon initiative, which explored how the Bay Area may fare in an uncertain future, and how it could respond to uncertainty… Read More

Plan Bay Area 2050: Blueprint Phase


The Blueprint is the first step toward developing Plan Bay Area 2050. For those not following along as closely this time around, MTC/ABAG launched Plan Bay Area 2050 this past fall. The updated Plan will focus on the same core topic areas as previous iterations with a larger emphasis on equity and resilience. Plan Bay Area 2050 is the Bay Area’s nine-county long-range plan that integrates transportation, housing, the economy, and the… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Names Amanda Brown-Stevens CEO

Beginning April 29, 2019, Amanda will guide Greenbelt Alliance and the Bay Area into a new era of growth.

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.

Homes for Silicon Valley: The North Bayshore Plan

As leaders of the Bay Area’s business and environmental communities, we urge the leaders of Mountain View to fully embrace the 9,850-home vision of the North Bayshore Precise Plan with the flexibility necessary to make a complete neighborhood a reality.

Plan Bay Area 2040 Adopted

Late last night, the boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC) voted to adopt Plan Bay Area 2040, a smart regional strategy to foster thriving neighborhoods across our nine-county region. We’re excited that the new plan affirms the groundbreaking vision of the original Plan Bay Area, adopted in 2013—guiding growth within our existing cities and towns to creating walkable communities for all close to jobs… Read More

Draft of New ‘Plan Bay Area’ Calls for More Sustainable, Inclusive Future

The draft of Plan Bay Area 2040 has just hit the streets. We’re excited that the new plan calls for guiding growth in ways that help our cities and towns become more sustainable, equitable, and economically prosperous and protects our iconic natural and agricultural lands from sprawl development.

Plan Bay Area Update Calls for 30 Percent More Housing by 2040

The Bay Area is going to need housing to accommodate more than 800,000 additional households in the 30 years to 2040, says the latest update to Plan Bay Area, the controversial regional forecasting document that is used to assign housing targets to cities and counties.

Your Voice Is Needed for the Plan Bay Area Update

This summer, the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission are hosting public workshops in all nine Bay Area counties to gather input for their just-released scenarios on how to update Plan Bay Area. Greenbelt Alliance will be at every workshop and we urge you to join us and make your voice heard.