Greenbelt Aliance
What's Possible


In the past, poorly planned growth has contributed to unaffordable homes, traffic, lost farmland, and global warming. It's time to use land in a better way.

Vacant lot and abandoned building

An old typewriter repair store and vast parking lot are ripe for reuse.


Between now and 2035, the San Francisco Bay Area will grow by 2 million people. Can we accommodate this growth in a sustainable way?

Yes. Bay Area cities and towns have room for enough new homes and jobs for everyone.

We can focus all the region's needed new development in existing urban areas, especially in downtowns and around transportation hubs. We can use land now wasted on vacant lots, parking lots, and other under-used properties to build the homes people need in thriving new neighborhoods.

Regional Map