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Endorsement Program for Air-Quality Friendly Development

Endorsement Program for Air-Quality Friendly Development

Blue Skies and Clean Air
CLIENT: Bay Area Air Quality Management District
OUR ROLE: Project manager
TIMEFRAME: 1996-1997

This innovative program, created for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, enables the District to officially endorse land use development projects considered to be beneficial to air quality. Designed to help urban projects overcome NIMBY opposition, the program’s endorsement guidelines favor mixed-use, higher-density infill projects that reduce automobile dependency.