Finding the Community’s Voice in Coalinga, CA

by Jeff Knowles, Associate Planner, Alta Planning + Design Almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles sits the small town of Coalinga (population 17,000). In many ways Coalinga is a typical Central Valley agricultural community — residents draw their livelihoods from nearby ranches, farms, and oil fields. Established as a coal refueling station for steam locomotives […]

Integrated Transport and Health Impact Modeling Tool

Individualized Marketing programs offer custom events like walking tours to encourage active transportation. By Derek Hofbauer, Dana Dickman, and Jessica Roberts, Alta Planning + Design “Oh, I just bike to work — that’s not exercise!” “I walk between meetings a lot, but that’s not the same as being active.” “This is a transportation project, not a public […]