Governor's Office of Planning and Research The State’s Comprehensive Planning Agency
Providing CEQA and land use planning resources and guidance to support a resilient, equitable California for all
Planning and Land Use
OPR collaborates with state agencies and departments, regional planning organizations, and local jurisdictions on a variety of topics related to land use planning. Our focus on sustainable, resilient, equitable planning serves the state’s climate goals while promoting access by all Californians to quality housing tied to healthy transportation options and family-supporting jobs.
Assessing and working to reduce climate risks to California communities
Climate Risk and Resilience
Californians are already facing the effects of climate change. Although these impacts – wildfires, urban heat, sea-level rise, mudslides – differ by region, the state’s most vulnerable residents tend to bear their brunt disproportionately. OPR collaborates with broad range of public, private, and community partners to assess climate risks, develop inclusive, integrated strategies to plan and implement solutions to adapt to and reduce them, advancing equitable and resilient California communities.
Planning for the transition to a carbon-neutral economy that benefits all Californians
High Road Economic Development
A “high-road economy” is one that prioritizes sustainability, resilience, and shared prosperity. All who design, build, and run a high-road economy share the benefits equally; workers have agency and voice in family-supporting jobs. OPR advances the High Road through several specific initiatives that focus on innovation, job quality, and investment in human capital, with a focus on identifying key opportunities at the regional scale.
Engaging in targeted research and collaboration on key priorities to improve lives
Planning for a healthy and resilient future for all Californians relies on long-range research based on sound science and data. OPR engages in targeted research and collaboration on a variety of key priorities to support policies and actions that improve lives.