Envision Bay AreaYouChoose Bay Area
Scenario Results Report
YouChooseBayArea.org was created by Envision Bay Area to inform regional planning efforts and bring more information to more people about the impacts and tradeoffs associated with growth and development decisions. This report focuses on the scenarios utilized in this tool to depict land use and transportation choices facing the region, and the consequenses of those choices.
EBA Scenarios Report
(full report, PDF 8.26 MB)
Rapid Fire Scenario Modeling Tool
The Envision Bay Area regional scenarios were produced using the Rapid Fire scenario modeling tool developed by Bay Area planning and design firm Calthorpe Associates
. Please see the Rapid Fire Model Technical Summary
for more information on the model. You can also see how the model has been utilized in statewide scenario development and modeling at www.visioncalifornia.org
MediaKQED Climate Watch
Miles to Go
As the media partner of Envision Bay Area, KQED has developed a new series through their Climate Watch initiative that explores California's local efforts to plan for sustainable growth. A special landing page on KQED's website aggregates these stories and articles online. Click on the link below to visit the Miles to Go page.
Miles to Go, Building a More Sustainable California
, February 23, 2011
The world's leading thinkers on sustainability discuss trends in urban design, new green technology, and behavioral changes. From creating transit-oriented cities to innovative technologies, attendees of the Global Green Cities conference in San Francisco speak about their latest advances, hosted by Michael Krasney. Listen to the broadcast below.
YouChoose Bay Area/Plan Bay Area Forum
YouChoose Santa Clara County was a public workshop involving over 100 participants who took part in a conversation around personal priorities for land use and transportation planning. MTC and ABAG staff and decision makers were present to lead small discussion groups and solicit input and feedback from residents about the types of growth they'd like to see in their neighborhoods. A few of the participants shared their thoughts about the event here:
Reports Greenbelt Alliance
Grow Smart Bay Area
(PDF 6.67 MB)
Public Policy Institute of California
, February 2011
Can Californians cut down on their driving? Encouraging job growth near transit stations will help. So will pursuing policies that raise the cost of driving. This report examines California's progress in these and other areas, finding both opportunities and challenges ahead.
Driving Change: Reducing Vehicle Miles Traveled in California
(full report, PDF 1.60 MB)
One Bay AreaOne Bay Area
A partnership between the Bay Area's regional agencies (Association of Bay Area Governments, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and Bay Conservation and Development Commission), local government partners, nonprofit organizations, business and community groups to help develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy (as called for in California state legislation SB 375) to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. View the introduction video here: