Ready for 2024


In order to create a plan for the future, among the first steps is the development of growth projections for employment, population, and households at the regional, county, city, town and neighborhood levels. These projections take into account economic and demographic trends, as well as feedback reflecting on-the-ground conditions from SCAG’s jurisdictions. Similar to what’s happening at a national level, the population growth rate has slowed and an increasing share of Baby Boomers are retiring. At the same time, California is in the midst of a long-term structural housing shortage and affordability crisis. As our communities continue to expand, vital habitat lands face severe development pressure. See the February 2022 Joint Policy Committee Staff Reports for more details on the Preliminary Regional and County Growth Projections.

As this region continues to grow in age and population, in an environment already experiencing significant challenges, it is crucial that land use and transportation strategies are integrated to achieve regional goals. Connect SoCal 2024 will identify a number of land use and transportation strategies that can provide residents more choices in how they can reach their destinations reliably and reduce congestion on roadways in our region through 2050 and beyond.