How Smart Growth Puts California on the Path to 2030 Climate Success

This past spring, Governor Jerry Brown signed an Executive Order setting a goal to reduce carbon emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The California Assembly will soon vote on putting this target into law as Senate Bill 32. By emphasizing better land use patterns, carbon reductions of this magnitude...
How Smart Growth Puts California on the Path to 2030 Climate Success

This past spring, Governor Jerry Brown signed an Executive Order setting a goal to reduce carbon emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. The California Assembly will soon vote on putting this target into law as Senate Bill 32.

By emphasizing better land use patterns, carbon reductions of this magnitude are not just technically feasible, but would also save billions of dollars on infrastructure, fuel, and health costs while empowering economic growth and helping counter income inequality. These are the conclusions of Moving California Forward, a new study on the potential for smart growth in California, conducted by Energy Innovation and Calthorpe Analytics.

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