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.


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Living in the Map

News, November 21, 2014

 A reflection on the Broadway-Valdez District Specific Plan by Gloria Bruce Maps can tell us a lot about a place’s “bones” and potential – how does a place connect to other neighborhoods? What land is really available to realize a community vision?   In the case of the Broadway Valdez District, a deceptively sleepy neighborhood is […..]


Implementation of Equitable and Sustainable TOD Request for Proposals – Due October 30

News, October 3, 2014

GCC is pleased to release our Implementation of Equitable and Sustainable Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Request for Proposals (RFP), due October 30, 2014. GCC has shaped 34 of the region’s station area plans; helped craft Plan Bay Area, the most progressive Sustainable Communities Strategy in the state; incubated the Bay Area Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Fund (TOAH); […..]

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.