Urban Footprint is open source software designed to help land use planners, the public, and decision makers understand the impacts and trade-offs of land use decisions
Review of California Conservation Lands
Developed through the Strategic Growth Council’s Integrated Regional Conservation and Development Program, this application gathers 121 regional conservation projects into a common data platform. This tool establishes a framework for future regional conservation assessments.
Publications and Reports
Sustainable Planning Best Practices
Sustainable Communities Planning Grant & Incentives Program
Initiated in 2010, the Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program supports locally-driven, sustainable planning activities throughout California. A total of 125 planning projects were funded through the program, resulting in significant changes in how communities conduct planning processes. This report – Community-Based Planning for a Sustainable California – shares some of the grantees’ achievements and provides practitioners with examples of how to implement sustainable planning solutions.
West Gateway Place
Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities
In West Sacramento, an extensive community engagement process driven by strong collaboration between the City and the housing developer resulted in affordable homes next to major transportation improvements
Transformation In Action
Transformative Climate Communities
In Fresno, local leaders formed the Transformative Climate Communities Collaborative to identify a plan for economic and environmental transformation of Southwest, Chinatown, and Downtown Fresno