Land Use

Land Use

Land Use

Land use describes where we live, work and play. In the Bay Area, issues of urban sprawl, transportation, housing, and pollution and environmental conservation all play a role in how local governments develop and preserve land.

ABAG, working in collaboration with MTC, provides a regional perspective. Many of our programs involve collaboration with ABAG members, community leaders, policy makers and planners.

Horizon: When we plan for the future, what sort of future are we planning for?

Plan Bay Area: How will the Bay Area create an equitable and economically vibrant future for everyone?

PDA - Priority Development Areas: Where can we create housing near transit and jobs?

PCA - Priority Conservation Areas: How do we protect our natural environment and its beauty?

East Bay Corridors Initiative: Can we create a network of communities to build better neighborhoods?

Resilience: How can we plan for - and recover from - natural hazards like earthquakes, fires and floods?

Economic Development District: Our Bay Area has an enviably dynamic and diverse economy — but one that also creates challenges. How do we address these?

Plan Bay Area 2050

ABAG and MTC's long-range transportation and land use plan will outline how the Bay Area can adapt to future growth over the next three decades.