Project: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

What is the goal?

To accelerate transit-oriented development, improve regional planning, and engage citizens to shape a more livable future.

 

Why is this important?

The Sacramento Region is renown nation-wide for its innovation and leadership in integrating land use, transportation, housing, air quality, and recently food and farm, and carbon reduction strategies that make for a more sustainable community.  The region’s 2050 vision of a sustainable region – known as the “Blueprint”– was adopted by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) in 2004 and, given its success and acclaim, has served as a prototype for 8 other regions in California.  A $1.5 million federal planning grant won by SACOG led to close examination of five transit priority areas where transit infrastructure and service could improve community wellbeing.

 

What is Valley Vision doing about it?

Valley Vision served as a partner supporting SACOG and the project team through research, stakeholder engagement, and as a strategic advisor to the effort.

 

When?

This planning project was completed in early 2013.

 

Results

The research, analytical tools, and findings from the Sustainable Communities project were folded into the Metropolitan Transportation Planning / Sustainable Communities (MTP/SC) effort SACOG leads for the metro area that is renewed every three years.

 

Partners

The Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)

The Sacramento Regional Water Authority

The Sacramento Chapter of the Urban Land Institute

The UC Davis Center for Regional Change

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