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Bay Smart Communities

We promote urban planning and development policies that benefit San Francisco Bay and our region's future.

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Bay Smart Communities

We promote urban planning and development policies that benefit San Francisco Bay and our region's future.

Sustainable Development For The Bay And Bay Area

To protect the Bay and our region’s most vulnerable residents in these uncertain times, we need a broad coalition of interests advocating for smart, sustainable, and equitable development practices; we need Bay Smart Communities. We are promoting ecologically sound and equitable policies to ensure that the Bay Area’s growth benefits the Bay and builds broad and deep support for it among the region’s many diverse communities, with special care to engage those who have suffered environmental injustice.

Pillars of a Bay Smart Community:

  • Clean Water: Protect waterways and enhance freshwater resources through green stormwater infrastructure, urban canopy, and sustainable landscaping practices.
  • Sustainable Transportation: Invest in bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit infrastructure to reduce roadway runoff, greenhouse gases, and particulate emissions.
  • Affordable Housing: Prevent displacement and enable access to the Bay shoreline.
  • Just & Equitable: Promote environmental justice and facilitate equitable and inclusive infrastructure planning.

Get More Info

Read more about our vision in this blog post from Executive Director David Lewis. Download these documents for details on how to create Bay Smart Communities.