UrbanFootprint 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.
Community-Based Planning for a Sustainable California
Read fourteen case studies of inspiring sustainable community planning initiatives from across California – that were funded through the SGC’s Sustainable Communities Planning Grant and Incentives Program.
Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities
The Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program builds healthier communities and protects the environment by increasing the supply of affordable places to live near jobs, stores, transit, and other daily needs. 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.
Transformative Climate Communities
The Transformative Climate Communities Program empowers the communities most impacted by pollution to choose their own goals, strategies, and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. In its first year, and through a competitive process, the Strategic Growth Council awarded grants to three recipients in three locations: $70 million to the City of Fresno, $35 million to the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, and $35 million to the City of Ontario.
Publications and Reports
- Creating Sustainable Communities and Landscapes: Recommended practices and tools for local collaboration on climate-smart growth
- Vibrant Communities and Landscapes
- A Framework for Projecting the Potential Statewide Vehicle Miles Traveled Reduction from State-Level Strategies in California
- Fiscal Impact Analysis for California Communities White Paper
- Infill Finance Barriers Full Report