Thursday, August 28, 2014

How we got to Plan Bay Area and the Sleazy World of Politics, Money and Power

How we got to Plan Bay Area



Population Council created in 1952, founded by John D. Rockefeller 3rd


Nixon Administration

Rockefeller Commission report: Population and the American Future


NEPA National Environmental Policy Act of 1969


US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)


Environmental Quality Council Reports:

1. The Unfinished Agenda


2. Use of Land


Environmental Protection goes global: United Nations

UN Bruntland Commission report Our Common Future, the three E's: equity, environment economy the pillars of Sustainable Development


UN Agenda 21 (international environmental management system)

National land use plan changes our urban, suburban and rural land use to urban, open space, agriculture and wildand/habitat.


UN Biodiversity Assessment



Bush Administration

Signed on to the 1992 Earth Summit Action Plan for sustainable development aka Agenda 21


Clinton Administration

Executive Orders creates President' Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD)


Sustainable Development is Smart Growth (urban) and wildlands (rural)


HUD grant to American Planning Association (APA)

This APA legislative guidebook was prepared under HUD

Cooperative agreement H-59-51‐CA in 2002


Obama Administration

Executive Order creates Rural Council


Sustainable Development in Federal Agencies

United States federal executive branch agencies implementing sustainable development:



State of California


AB32 Climate Change Act


SB375 Regional Sustainable Community Strategy


State Housing Element Law

Regional Housing Needs Allocations (RHNA)


Essential Habitat Connectivity Map


Joint Policy Committee (JPC/JPA)


Regional Initiatives


Plan Bay Area


Follow the Money: Nonprofit Maps



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