Leading, and lagging
Right now, the Sacramento region is updating its Sustainable Communities Strategy for 2016.Read more
A call for justice: Southern California groups call on SCAG to improve its Environmental Justice Analysis
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 development, to help reduce driving and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the state’s largest region.
This is promising. But it must be done thoughtfully.Read more
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 gas emissions.
By Ella Wise, Policy Analyst, Urban Solutions, Natural Resources Defense Council
It’s been seven years since California passed the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act (SB 375), the landmark law integrating land-use and transportation planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.