What We Do
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities provides information, news, research, and advocacy tools via a website and distribution of educational materials. Primary areas of interest are urban planning, land use, zoning, and development policies and practices that encourage locationally and environmentally efficient development. PSC also publishes Sustainable Communities magazine. The organization is supported by donations and membership dues. PSC is a 501(c)(3) organization based in San Rafael, California.
PSC has a particular focus on the provision of affordable housing near jobs and transportation and the reduction of GHG emissions through changes in land use practices and continued improvement in the efficiency of buildings.
PSC also has a strong interest in best practices around infill and transit-oriented development, preservation of existing housing, revitalization of declining cities, and “densification” of suburbs.
A primary activity is to build public and political support for government efforts under California law (SB 375) to reduce GHG emissions by encouraging more compact, transit-oriented development and development of affordable housing near jobs.
PSC is initiating publication of Sustainable Communities of California, a quarterly journal distributed free to city staff, municipal officers, and business leaders throughout the state.