Health Impact Assessment: California’s SB 375 and Its Impact on Fresno County’s Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities and Low Income Urban Neighborhoods

Executive Summary California’s landmark climate change law, SB 375, directs Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to develop and incorporate a Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS) in their Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The SCS must set forth a forecasted development (housing and employment growth) pattern that, when integrated with the region’s transportation networks and other transportation measures and […]

Building Momentum, Building Community Strength, Building a Sustainable San Joaquin Valley – Fresno County, Merced County, and Tulare County

Introduction Engagement with decision making bodies throughout the San Joaquin Valley is essential to developing comprehensive and consistent policies that touch and benefit all segments of our community.  Land use planning can either encourage smart growth and limit sprawl, or allow for unrestrained development into natural lands and farmland.  Funds for transportation and infrastructure may […]