What is Placemaking?

Learn more about what it takes to create great public spaces from the global nonprofit Project for Public Spaces (PPS). PPS's 'Placemaking' approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.

San Jose Downtown Association

The San Jose Downtown Association (SJDA) is a non-profit, membership-based organization founded in 1986 to represent business and property owners. We make downtown a better place for business, residents and visitors through events, advocacy, marketing and more.


Through research, education and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government in the San Francisco Bay Area.

VTA Board

VTA Board of Directors sets VTA policy. The Board has 18 members and ex-officio members, all of whom are elected officials appointed to serve on the Board by the jurisdictions they represent.


VTA’s BART Silicon Valley involves a program of transportation improvements in the corridor that generally extends from the southern boundary of Alameda County in the City of Fremont through the cities of Milpitas, San Jose, and Santa Clara in Santa Clara County.

High Speed Rail (HSR)

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour.

High Speed Rail (HSR) in San Jose

The San Jose to Merced Project Section is part of the first phase of the California High-Speed Rail System that will provide a critical rail link between the Silicon Valley and the Central Valley. Learn more about progress made on this project in San Jose.

Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVCB) aims to create a healthy community, environment, and economy through bicycling. SVBC envisions a community that values, includes, and encourages bicycling for all purposes for all people. Their central goal is to see that 10% of trips are taken by bike by 2025.

California Walks

California Walks is the statewide voice for pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities for people of all ages and abilities. They partner with state agencies, organizations and communities to establish and strengthen policies and practices that support pedestrian safety and healthy, walkable communities.

St. James Park Revitalization

For well over a century, St. James Park has served as a significant public landscape and urban refuge in the center of San Jose. Learn more about this park will be revitalized in the upcoming years.