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BayREN’s 2024–2031 Business Plan Paves Way for Equity-Oriented Energy Programs

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The California Public Utilities Commission has approved the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s (BayREN) Business Plan for the next eight years, marking a pivotal role for energy efficiency in the Bay

Bay Trail Equity Strategy Released

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The San Francisco Bay Trail, a joint project of ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), is a series of connected walking and cycling paths that ring the San Francisco and San Pablo

The BayREN Business Plan – Prioritizing Equity and Leading on Energy Efficiency

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BayREN’s Business Plan 2024-2031 (Plan) submitted in early March to the California Public Utilities Commission, reflects an ambition to achieve California’s climate and energy goals while enabling an

Deadline Extended: Bay Area High School Students, Be Part of the Summer Academy on Transportation, Housing Equity and More

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Four regional government agencies are sponsoring an online Bay Area Summer Academy to provide insights into how regional governments address these issues and how the public, including students, can

Wednesday Metro Talks: Bay Area Election Debrief

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In the aftermath of one of the most divisive and consequential elections in memory, join the Metro Talks Equity Series Wednesday, Nov. 18, at noon as expert panelists cut through the noise to examine

Tuesday MetroTalks: Advancing Community Resilience through Equitable

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At a time when Bay Area residents continue to shelter-in-place, how can we adapt to the current limitations, and how might we emerge with more inclusive strategies for equitable community engagement

New Research Addresses Equity and Climate Resilience

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Climate change. Sea-level rise. Resilience. The terms are ubiquitous in the public realm, planning circles and among policymakers around the Bay Area. The topics are among the most vexing of our time


Best Practices for Equitable Engagement
Best_Practices_for_Equitable_Engagement.pdf (6.61 MB)
Equity Bench Consultant Catalog
Equity-Bench-Consultant-Catalog 2021.pdf (1.36 MB)
Equity Priority Communities Map - Plan Bay Area 2050
Equity_Priority_Communities.pdf (2.11 MB)
MTC Resolution No. 4435
2b 20-1042 MTC Reso. No. 4435.pdf (51.09 KB)
MTC Resolution No. 4435
4a_handout_equity_platform_presentation.pdf (4.94 MB)