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Vision California Data Shows “Smart Growth” Can Cut 140 Premature Deaths and 105,000 Asthma Attacks and Respiratory Symptoms Each Year
September 2010
Using Vision California data produced by Calthorpe Associates, the American Lung Association in California released new data this month showing significant public health benefits from pursuing a smart growth future for California. The American Lung Association data shows health benefits, including reduced asthma attacks and premature deaths linked to the Vision California “mixed growth” and “growing smart” scenarios in 2035 that include more compact, sustainable development patterns.
Cut Suburban Sprawl, Save Energy, Study Urges
San Francisco Chronicle, June 24, 2010
New development in California needs to be designed from the start to conserve electricity and water, decrease driving time, improve air quality and promote a sustainable lifestyle, according to a landmark study of the state’s future growth. Vision California, the state’s first major planning document in almost 30 years, was released Wednesday.
CA Households Could Save $6,400 per Year from Better Community Planning
Press Release — June 23, 2010
A  new  analysis  released  today  finds  that  building  more  healthy  communities  —  with  access  to transportation  options,  and  closer  to  jobs,  shopping,  schools  and  parks  —  could  save  money,  cut pollution,  and  reduce  our  dependence  on  oil.

State Exploring Detailed Strategy for Growth
San Francisco Chronicle — November 8, 2009
With little fanfare and a modest budget, work has begun that could lead to something California has never had – an explicit government vision for how and where the state should grow.
Vision California: Calthorpe Associates leads statewide effort
June 2009
Calthorpe Associates is leading Vision California, an unprecedented effort funded by the California High Speed Rail Authority to explore the critical role of land use and transportation investments in meeting the environmental and fi scal challenges facing the state over the coming decades. It will produce a series of alternative physical visions for how California can accommodate expected growth, and clearly express the consequences of these options. The results will inform decisions about the investments and policies that will drive the state’s growth.