Latest from Greenbelt Alliance
July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
One of the region's iconic environmental organizations, Greenbelt Alliance has been working to protect open space in the Bay Area since 1958. The group focuses on sound urban planning, growth limits, and building support for open space acquisition.
May 23, 2012 by Alison Hawkes
One of the impacts of the economic recession over the last few years has been less interest in developing the Bay Area’s remaining open space.A new report released on Tuesday by Greenbelt Alliance finds that a down real estate market, combined with public policies to restrict growth, has led to a 20 percent drop in the amount of Bay Area land “at risk” for development, compared to six years ago.An estimated 77,300 acres is no longer in the immediate cross-hairs of developers and suburban planners, according to At Risk: The Bay Area Greenbelt 2012. And some 3 million acres total are now protected.
October 01, 2010 by Dan Rademacher
A strong biography of the founder of Greenbelt Alliance, dorothy Erskine, who deserves to be remembered widely and well.
June 08, 2010 by Dan Rademacher
We recently came across a compelling short video that uses Google Earth and historical photos to make the case against Cargill's large proposed development in Redwood City. Watch the video -- and then learn who made it, and why...
January 01, 2010 by Dan Rademacher
The hills above the Concord Naval Weapons Station are part of a property proposed for development by local builder Albert Seeno’s Discovery Builders. But local open space advocates are hoping to negotiate protections for this vital greenbelt between Concord and Pittsburg.