Sacramento General Plan Update, Climate Action Plan, and EIR
Sacramento, located at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers, is California’s fastest growing big city, with a population of 500,000 and a projected increase of 180,000 over the next 20 years. Dyett & Bhatia is leading a team preparing a new General Plan and Climate Action Plan for the city. Extensive community outreach for the plan has established the following community-wide priorities: achieving carbon neutrality by 2045; fostering a wide range of housing types affordable to people of all ages and incomes; promoting compact development in walkable settings along transit corridors linked to the city’s light rail system. Promoting equitable economic development, social justice, and public health are additional priorities. A preferred plan has been completed. Dyett & Bhatia is also collaborating with NASA to map urban heat islands and devising urban design strategies to combat impacts of climate change.