The Healthy Communities effort began in 2011 with an idea that the people and organizations working tirelessly to create resilient communities should be collaborating more intentionally and sending a clear message that through better city planning, we can improve our environment, our economy, our health, and our overall quality of life in the Silicon Valley.
We are a coalition of decision makers, environmentalists, affordable housing advocates, developers, businesses, labor, and community leaders that are working together to send a clear message that through better land use and transportation planning, we can make the Bay Area a more healthy, resilient place - economically, environmentally, and socially - and improve overall quality of life.
Our short term goal is to build a stronger community of people working together to implement the solutions to the structural changes we face, ensuring the Silicon Valley is a more resilient, healthier place- socially, environmentally, and economically.
Our long term goal is to create complete, resilient, healthy neighborhoods in Silicon Valley which thrive economically, socially, and environmentally by preparing for and adapting to changing conditions and the challenges they bring. In a healthy community, people have the choice of affordably living near their work; with shops, parks, schools, and locally-grown food accessible by foot, bicycle, or public transit. Here, people can easily lead lifestyles that are healthful, protect the natural environment, and bolster the local economy.
Healthy Communities Coalition
American Lung Association in California
California Walks/ SF Bay Walks
Committee for Green Foothills
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County
Menlo Park Councilmember Raymond Mueller
Rod Diridon, Sr. Retired Santa Clara County Supervisor
San Jose Councilmember Ash Kalra
San Jose Councilmember Sam Liccardo
San Mateo County Health System
San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groome
San Mateo County Planning Commissioner Gail Slocum
San Mateo County Union Community Alliance
San Mateo Mayor David Lim
Santa Clara County Food System Alliance
Santa Clara County League of Conservation Voters
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority
Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager
Senator Jerry Hill
Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Sustainable San Mateo County
Sustainable Silicon Valley