Thriving Neighborhoods Initiative
To achieve Grow Smart Bay Area, Greenbelt Alliance envisions neighborhoods within our existing cities and towns that are livable, safe, and healthy places where all Bay Area residents can thrive and prosper.
When neighborhoods are improved with new stores, or jobs, or sidewalks, people’s lives get better. Yet sometimes these very improvements ignore existing residents or marginalized groups; new developments must engage all residents and enhance the area’s cultural and historical traditions.
Cities and towns rely on general and specific plans to envision thriving communities. The region must not only ensure the plans, policies, and developments come together in the right way but happen in the most critical places in the Bay Area.