Principle: Context

Principle: Context

Planning, design, economic development, and decision-making must protect and enhance the special characteristics that make the Bay Area so appealing to so many. To that end, the East Palo Alto Historical and Agricultural Society is working to preserve the...
Principle: Access

Principle: Access

As the Bay Area grows, transportation becomes more complicated and more frustrating. It is predicted that the average speed in Napa County during rush hour will be 18 mph by the year 2010 if current traffic patterns continue. Communities and transit agencies around...
Principle: Justice

Principle: Justice

Although one of the Bay Area’s most valued characteristics is its diversity, this rich cultural quilt is vulnerable. In Redwood City 50% of public school children are on AFDC (Aid for Families with Dependent Children). But innovative programs are providing youth...
Principle: Nature

Principle: Nature

The Bay Area as we know it wouldn’t exist were it not for the land and water, a source of immense beauty, instant orientation and sense of place. Eighty percent of the region’s 4.5 million acres is open space. The Bay and estuary cover 1,600 square miles...
Principle: Choice

Principle: Choice

Bay Area residents should have choices — choices about where they live, what jobs are available to them, and how they get from place to place. This is tough to achieve especially in the Silicon Valley, where in 1990 only 15% of Santa Clara County residents could...
Introduction

Introduction

Urban Ecology’s award-winning Blueprint for a Sustainable Bay Area is a vision for the future of the Bay Area. Published in December 1996 and winner of nine local and national awards, it examines land use and sustainability at within the home, in our...