Land-use impacts health. Control is local. In California, a planning document, called a “general plan” sets forth zoning and policy goals for each city and county. Communities collaboratively create such plans with years of public meetings. This plan determines where and how much development will occur as well as what type of development (eg. single family homes, mixed-use commercial). The CRC's data and research into local planning aims to help communities make informed decisions about how they plan for the future. You can help shape your local plan!