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Development Strategies
San José's smart growth activities emanate from a strong vision of its future embodied in the San José 2020 General Plan. The General Plan is the City's official policy regarding its future character and quality of physical development. Seven strategies work together as the foundation for the vision:
  • Economic development
  • Growth management
  • Downtown revitalization
  • Urban conservation / preservation
  • Greenline / Urban Growth Boundary
  • Housing
  • Sustainable City

Smart Growth Information
The General Plan is guiding development to appropriate locations, including fostering greater intensities around light rail and other transit facilities, while preserving hillsides and other natural resources. Get more information on the individual components of the City of San José's efforts toward smart growth: