According to the Bay Area Government, the number of people living in San Francisco would reach 969,000 by the year 2035. This would be a jump of 20%. The average population in Bay Area is around 7.2 million (Yam et al., 2016). This would reach 9.3 million people in the year 2040. That is 2.1 million people more at 30% growth rate. The Bay Area is considered to be the booming tech economy and is termed Silicon-valley. The planners state that sustainable growth would be achieved. There are many new developments in Oakland, San Jose and nearby areas (Blewitt, 2014). They need fewer transport and housing in San Francisco if this is already in place. The Plan Bay Area is blueprint approved to create 92,410 new housing by 2040. 14% of the new housing belongs in the outer region. However, this is 29% increase from the city’s current housing number. This region has high vulnerability to earthquakes and increase in sea-level rise is inevitable. There are planning to move the residential complex and office building to nearby areas. The real issue is that balance has not been reached with the current level of growth and requirement from external economic factors of the state (Atkinson 2014). A lot more efforts are needed by the government to address the issue of increased population in areas of San Francisco. It is often alluded that the people need to focus on the growth of the city (Yam et al., 2016). The smart growth has been used as a jargon (Burton, 2013). However, in reality, they would only be an oxymoron. They need to ensure that the population growth is reduced in the region. A lot more efforts need to be in place to ensure that the city is more sustainable.