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Updating Plan Bay Area: Kick the Tires, Tighten the Bolts, and Get Moving

August 27, 2015 Guest post by: Matt Vander Sluis, Program Director, Greenbelt Alliance Adopted in 2013, Plan Bay Area is a groundbreaking regional strategy for how the San Francisco Bay Area can grow in a smart way. Hailed by many as the most progressive Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) in California, it envisions no sprawl for […]

Mind the Gap: the Sacramento Region’s 2016 Sustainable Communities Strategy

August 13, 2015 Guest post by: Matthew Baker, Land Use and Conservation Policy Director, The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) Leading, and lagging Right now, the Sacramento region is updating its Sustainable Communities Strategy for 2016. The region’s 2012 plan was one of the best in the state, and we believe that leadership will continue. […]

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Come join our team as our next Policy Manager! Use your professional skills to to help make California more healthy, equitable, and sustainable. Download the job announcement here. (PDF) Role: As part of a small staff, the Policy Manager will play a crucial role in ClimatePlan’s campaigns and network-building. More senior candidates can take on significant levels of leadership. […]

A call for justice: Southern California groups call on SCAG to improve its Environmental Justice Ana

July 28, 2015 Guest post by: Beth Steckler, Deputy Director, Move LA Michele Hasson, Regional Director, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability Southern California has big plans. That is, the six counties in the region making up the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) do. They’re planning to shift transportation investments and encourage more urban-style […]

So far so good? Checking in on the new Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities program

July 22, 2015 By Jackie Cole, Program Associate For a long time, advocates have called for more funding to support climate-friendly development, and now, with the new Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program, it’s here. (Hooray!) The program funds compact development near public transit, so that by reducing the need to drive, we reduce greenhouse […]

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