In our vision,
the Bay Area remains one of the country’s most desirable places to
live, work, and visit. Our cities and towns have attractive, walkable
neighborhoods with a vibrant mix of homes, shops, restaurants, and
offices. The Bay Area’s communities are linked by buses, trains, and
bike paths, and are bounded by a protected greenbelt of rolling hills,
productive farmlands, lush watersheds, and plentiful parks.
Protecting Open Spaces
Creating Vibrant Places
- Helping cities and counties adopt policies to prepare for future growth while preserving the greenbelt.
Stopping wasteful sprawl development from paving farmland, worsening
traffic and air pollution, and contributing to climate change.
Endorsing development projects within existing cities, close to shops,
jobs, and transit, with homes for people of all income levels.
Advocating for policies that create walkable neighborhoods with homes
people can afford, where they can walk, bike, and take transit easily
Getting People Involved
- Educating and mobilizing local residents to give them a voice in choosing how their communities grow.
award-winning research, providing the region's leaders with the
strategies they need to accommodate growth while protecting the
- Leading hikes, bike rides, farm tours,
and urban walks for hundreds of Bay Area residents every year through
our Greenbelt Outings and Livable Communities Outreach programs.