Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Sprawl

Bay Area Governments Begin Developing Regional Smart Growth Plan

Local governments in the Bay Area have begun a coordinated regional effort to shift toward more sustainable urban planning mandated by the state’s landmark anti-sprawl bill, SB 375, which set ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and called for better integration of land use and transportation planning. Last week, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission […]

In Historic Vote, CARB Adopts Targets Under Landmark Anti-Sprawl Bill

In a historic and unanimous vote yesterday, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and 2035, a move that will compel the state’s metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to better integrate land use and transportation planning. “These targets are ambitious, achievable and very good news for California […]

Sprawl Anemones

Rarely would one describe sprawl as beautiful, but photographer Christoph Gielen managed to find some of the more incredible developments in the country and depict them in aerial photographs as a testament to the land use patterns he finds so distinctively and disturbingly American. Gielen, born in Germany and living in New York City since […]