Local planning

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Chris Lepe Headshot
The growing and interrelated transportation, affordability, and climate crises call for our communities and public agencies to set a high bar for new transportation investments. The Highway 101...
Flickr: Paul Sullivan
The Bay Area is facing an extreme housing crisis. Over the past several years, our region has not built enough housing, nor has it kept up with the ever increasing housing demand. Housing prices have...
More affordable housing is coming to Alameda, CA. Flickr: eric shoemaker
On Tuesday, June 16, something unexpected happened in Alameda (the City). The City Council unanimously approved a 68-acre, truly mixed-use development at the former Naval Air Station at Alameda...
Our Forum on Keeping Oakland Affordable drew a large crowd.
Geoffrey Johnson
It was a packed house on Wednesday night as the best and the brightest advocates, planners, and community leaders gathered at TransForm with one thing on their mind: preventing displacement in...
South San Francisco Community Benefits Coalition
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
South San Francisco—known by locals as South City—has always been a predominantly working class community. Its identity as an industrial city is rooted in a long history of supporting labor unions,...
Joël Ramos Headshot
Back in December, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to approve the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan, effectively inviting developers to make proposals for new projects around the Lake Merritt...
Mimi Tam headshot
Across the nation, transit agencies, nonprofit organizations, and government authorities are doing exemplary work to improve the health and equity of their communities through planning. While this...
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
South San Francisco, “The Industrial City” and birthplace of biotechnology, wants also to be known for its walkable, bike-friendly, and economically vibrant downtown. The city’s new Draft...
Photo: Alameda County Transportation Commission
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
Earlier this year, Public Advocates and Urban Habitat filed suit against the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) over the agency's outdated Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP)...
South San Francisco Walking Tour
Clarrissa Cabansagan Headshot
March 22 was an unusually sunny Saturday in South San Francisco – perfect weather for a walk around the City’s Downtown Plan Area. That morning a group of over 35 individuals put on their comfy shoes...


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