Change is happening, and fast. The Bay Area needs to plan for the myriad impacts of climate change, emerging technologies, and  economic booms and busts — to name just a few of the issues that require innovative solutions.

Welcome to the Horizon initiative. ABAG and MTC are exploring the predictable — and often unpredictable — changes Bay Area residents may face over the next three decades. Horizon brings together planners, elected officials and the public to collaborate on a range of challenging questions that will affect everyone living and working in the Bay Area.

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Through the Horizon initiative, we're considering questions like:

  • How should different levels of autonomous vehicle adoption inform our traditional transportation investments?
  • What strategies should we consider to better prepare our neighborhoods, business centers and other built infrastructure for increasingly frequent disasters?
  • How should the Bay Area respond to sudden booms and busts of economic output, population and employment?
  • What actions can the Bay Area take to improve our resilience to national and international geopolitical and economic shifts?

Lessons learned through Horizon will inform the next iteration of Plan Bay Area, our region’s long-range transportation and land use plan, which also touches on economic development and resilience strategies.

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Plan Bay Area 2050 will outline how the Bay Area can meet its transportation needs through 2050 while preserving its diverse communities and adapting to future population growth.