Smart Growth

The Challenge

Los Angeles has a history of outward, sprawl development, which makes long car commutes many people’s only transportation option. When people can’t afford to live near where they need to go, cars clog our streets, disparate travel time burdens exacerbate inequities, and sprawl development creates all the more wildfire risk.


Equitable infill development that increases the supply of affordable housing near jobs, anti-displacement strategies that keep communities intact, and adding jobs and amenities in historically under-resourced communities are all strategies to reduce the distances that people must travel. For shorter trips, people are more likely to take transit, walk, bike, or scoot, and in doing so reduce our largest source of greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants.


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Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance

For all six rounds of the State’s Affordable Housing & Sustainable Communities (AHSC) program, Climate Resolve has provided technical assistance to help projects become more well-rounded, competitive for grant funds, and welcomed by local communities.

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Climate Plans LA

A Climate Resolve project striving to update community plans in Los Angeles and ensure that these plans acknowledge our changing climate. This link will direct you outside of the Climate Resolve website.


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Adaptation Planning Guide

Between 2018 and 2020, Climate Resolve assisted the California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) in putting together the State’s Adaptation Planning Guide (APG).

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California Community Economic Development Association

In 2020, Climate Resolve, in partnership with the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), developed fact sheets summarizing relevant climate impacts and adaptation strategies for each of California’s nine regions.