Communities & Environment

As a regional agency representing a diverse array of member jurisdictions, ABAG has programs to support our towns, cities and counties in improving the quality of life of residents throughout the region, strengthening its economic vitality, and fostering its resilience and livability. These programs address the desires and visions of our diverse communities in shaping unique places for living, working and playing, for which the region is celebrated.

Overall, our activities revolve around cross-cutting issues that don’t stop at the city limit; they call for a coordinated approach where partnerships can lead to better results.

Our programs range from regional trail planning and implementation, earthquake resilience, place-focused economic development and housing opportunities for all. We focus on our common environment to preserve it where we can, and improve it where needed, all the while accommodating new generations looking for housing, work, and fun in our neighborhoods.