Since 2006, Great Communities Collaborative has worked in 34 communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and demonstrated that when residents are deeply involved in shaping the future of their cities, a broad range of benefits related to equity and the environment can be achieved. These benefits include:

  • Affordable housing
  • Community-serving retail
  • Career-ladder jobs
  • Green building and sustainable design
  • Complete streets
  • Reformed parking
  • Increased densities and a mix of uses
  • Local-hire provisions
  • Local funding
  • Public spaces
  • Transit improvements

Take a look at our Design Principles, and see the GCC Toolkit for more information on what makes a Great Community.

GCC’s work ranges from providing guidance and technical assistance to in-depth, multi-year campaigns. Read more about our campaigns here. In addition to campaigns, GCC provides support to catalytic development projects at the local level.