Strategies

 

 

As a collaborative, GCC engages non-profit, public and philanthropic partners in shaping a vision for a sustainable and equitable Bay Area.

The multi-stakeholder reality of collaborative work has led the GCC to create and maintain working groups to better organize and support individual and collective actions.

This has allowed us to build relationships, share best practices and set the stage to put GCC’s strategies of policy and advocacy, funding and financing, centering community, research and communications into practice.

The TOD Implementation Table
The TOD Implementation Table
The TOD Implementation Table collaborates to accelerate the delivery of mixed income, mixed use development near the region’s best transit to create healthy communities. This includes new construction and the preservation of currently affordable homes (either deed restricted or not), TOD supportive infrastructure and community amenities.
The Public Land Working Group
The Public Land Working Group
The Public Land Working Group engages non-profit advocates, organizing groups, and technical providers who are working on public land campaigns, research, and policy implementation. Participants range from working on site-specific efforts, city and sub-regional policy, to regional and state policy. The purpose of this working group is to coordinate amongst advocates working across the 9-county Bay Area to advance the use of public lands for public good.
Bay Area for All (BA4A)
Bay Area for All (BA4A)
Bay Area for All (BA4A) is a regional partnership of GCC, the 6 Wins for Social Equity Network (6 Wins) and the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII). These groups are working in partnership as the Bay Area site of the national Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC) initiative to advance a shared vision of community-driven development in the Bay Area. There are two working groups within the BA4A: Oakland Preservation and Public Land.
Climate Equity Working Group
Climate Equity Working Group
GCC’s Climate Equity Strategy group is focused on identifying priority places to work in the next year to test and advance regional climate equity over the next 3‐5 years including funding, financing, and equitable climate policies. The group will map out a regional assessment of where communities are vulnerable to both climate and economic impacts, where development and infrastructure projects are planned or in progress and where capital investments are being made.

Key Strategies

Policy and Advocacy – GCC supports and funds local and regional advocacy and base-building organizations to advocate for common goals and equitable outcomes. Additionally, GCC builds strategic partnerships with private and public-sector allies to advance our goals including strengthening the abilities of communities to directly engage in policies, practices and investments.

Funding and Financing – GCC will help identify and develop funding and finance mechanisms to fill gaps in the equitable and sustainable communities financing sector.

Centering Community – Working with community and base building groups that center racial equity in their decision-making, GCC will advance a vision for the acquisition of multi-family housing near transit that puts community at the center, and changes how the community development field approaches the acquisition and rehab process.

Research and Communications – GCC works with funders and partners to identify and share best practices, translate and distill policies, foster discourse, and disseminate a shared message that articulates the urgency and value of growing in a more equitable and less carbon-intensive way. GCC works to develop a shared, unified voice on issues of regional importance and advance a narrative of equity and inclusion..

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