VisionLogoSan Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) and the Countywide Vision project’s collaboration on effective climate and clean energy planning were highlighted in this article published by the Sustainable City Network.

“SANBAG became the focal point for a lot of the communication and a county-wide vision of the future,” said Steve Smith, director of planning for SANBAG. “In many ways, it paralleled work going on at the same time in the state legislature, focused on greenhouse gas reductions and sustainability, with an emphasis on regional responses.”

The Countywide Vision project’s environmental initiatives include a greenhouse gas reduction plan for 21 cities, a countywide habitat conservation framework, an active transportation program that features a regional bicycle and pedestrian plan, a home energy renovation opportunity program, transit-oriented development initiatives at six commuter rail stations, and a freight strategy for goods movement and air quality, Smith said.

SANBAG presented the work of the Countywide Vision at the 100th International City/County Management Association Conference held last month in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Read more from the Sustainable City Network here.