• Building a Better California

    New report urges Caltrans transformation

    A comprehensive organizational review requested by Jerry Brown finds an agency out of sync with the needs of California’s cities and residents. Read our blog post for some reactions to this long-awaited call to modernize Caltrans.

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    Taking on the targets

    ClimatePlan takes on regional greenhouse gas reduction targets in 2014, urging the California Air Resources Board to encourage ambitious action in the San Joaquin Valley and to consider increasing the targets for the next round of sustainable community strategies.

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    ClimatePlan shapes Urban Footprint

    Ensuring robust, accessible scenario modeling tools for the next round of Sustainable Community Strategy planning

From the climate crisis to the economic crisis, California stands at a pivotal moment in our history.

These challenges make it clear that California must change how we plan for future growth. The passage of SB 375 in 2008 creates an opportunity for California to build better communities while also reducing harmful air pollution. Learn More »


Around the State


Most Californians would like a job closer to home, an easier commute, and lower housing costs, but cities and towns must coordinate at a regional scale to get these results. Click on a region to learn more about its unique situation and implementation of SB 375.

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