A Great Community is Affordable

GCC forges financial solutions so

good ideas get off the ground.

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A Great Community is Healthy

GCC partners fought for a design that promotes

a healthy lifestyle for Pittsburg residents.

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A Great Community is Thriving

GCC partners are working to preserve income

and racial diversity in Silicon Valley.

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A Great Community is Connected

GCC's research is driving transit access that allows

workers to connect to all the Bay Area's opportunities.

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Regional Strategies

Creating a more sustainable Bay Area.

Local Efforts

Mobilizing stakeholders to build complete communities.

Financing Solutions

Moving projects from policy to pavement.


VTA  by David Wilson

VTA Surplus Land: Joint Development Policy

News, February 2, 2015

By Zoe Mullendore, Silicon Valley Leadership Group There is an intrinsic nexus between housing and transportation since people choose transit options based on where they live. Creating sustainable options to get people from point A to point B requires smart planning from both housing and transit perspectives. Therefore, it’s time for transportation agencies to embrace […..]

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Mountain View Take Two Steps Forward

News, January 30, 2015

Written by Uri Pachter, Project Manager at Greenbelt Alliance On December 9, Mountain View took two important steps toward creating a more vibrant and affordable city by approving a long-term vision for the El Camino Real corridor and voting to significantly increase funds for new affordable homes. With median rents for a one-bedroom apartment in Mountain View currently hovering around […..]

Great communities collaborative

Great Communities Collaborative (GCC) is a network of organizations dedicated to creating healthy, thriving, and affordable neighborhoods in the Bay Area, anchored by transit and linked to all the opportunities and amenities that make a good community truly great.

Great Communities Collaborative is an initiative of The San Francisco Foundation.