This report identifies the top 10 barriers to infill housing development across 12 Bay Area cities and provides local solutions for overcoming these barriers. Continue readingFiled Under: Fixing the Foundation, Homes for All
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This report was created by a group of San Jose State University urban planningControls by central or local government over the use of land. Land-use planning is used to keep activities causing harmful externalities, such as noise or visual intrusion, away from places where they are believed to be particularly harmful.
graduate students. It is a block-by-block audit of the West San Carlos Street and Bascom Avenue corridors in San Jose.
At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt 2012, the definitive research on the state of the region’s open spaceAny parcelA lot, or contiguous group of lots, in single ownership or under single control, usually considered a unit for purposes of development. or area of land or water that is essentially unimproved and devoted to an open space use for the purposes of (1) the preservation of natural resources, (2) the managed production of resources, (3) outdoor recreation, or (4) public health and safety., finds that over 3 million acres of the region’s vital and stunning landscapes are protected. Continue readingFiled Under: At Risk (2012), Natural Landscapes
The benefits of walkable, infill communities are many – more affordable and convenient places to live and ways to get around, greenhouse gas reduction, and improved community health to name a few. To achieve the goal of more infill homes, … Continue readingFiled Under: Economic Vitality, Homes for All, Regional Planning, Strategies for Fiscally Sustainable Infill Housing
Sustaining Our Agricultural Bounty — a collaborative report by Greenbelt Alliance, Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAGE), and American Farmland Trust – finds an industry that struggles to compete in the global marketplace, but thrives when taking advantage of regional and local markets for food and agritourism. Continue readingFiled Under: Economic Vitality, Local Farms and Ranches, Regional Planning, Sustaining our Agricultural Bounty
Green Your City’s Blueprint: A Toolkit for Climate-Friendly General Plans provides local advocates with clear instructions to change a general planA statement of policies, including text and diagrams setting forth objectives, principles, standards and plan proposals, for the long-term future … Continue readingFiled Under: Green Your City's Blueprint, Homes for All, Publications, Regional Planning, Thriving Neighborhoods
Nearly 60 percent of people who work in Marin commute in from outside the county, farther on average than any other workforce in the Bay Area; most cannot afford to live near where they work, according to Miles From Home, … Continue readingFiled Under: Economic Vitality, Homes for All, Miles From Home, Thriving Neighborhoods