ABAG Smart Growth | Nine-County Bay Area Region, CA

Smart Growth Strategy Regional Livability Footprint Project Place Types Model


The Smart Growth Strategy Place Types model was part of a regional planning effort intended to achieve support among public officials, civic leaders, and stakeholder organizations for a preferred land use pattern informing how the Bay Area could grow over the next 20 years. The combined effort identifies a set of implementation actions and incentives that local governments and regional agencies can use to implement desired land use changes. A Place Types Manual was used at large community meetings as a means to facilitate communication and inform participants from disparate backgrounds about “smart growth” planning concepts. It received the CNU Charter Award 2003.


Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP