Our GVL2040 advocacy priorities - August 24th, 2020

The City of Greenville's comprehensive planning process — known as GVL2040 — is moving forward this fall. With a draft plan anticipated to be released to the public soon, UF's Land Planning and Policy team has developed advocacy priorities for the city's new comp plan. read more

The Upstate Update: August 2020 - August 24th, 2020

In this month's Upstate Update, Executive Director Andrea Cooper shares how COVID-19 has brought the need for land protection to the forefront, Clean Water Advocate Megan Chase shares flooding and stormwater tools, and we share our GVL2040 (the City of Greenville's comprehensive plan) advocacy priorities. read more

Stormwater and flooding tools for Upstate residents - August 21st, 2020

Wondering what you can do on your property to prevent flooding and sediment runoff into nearby waterways? Our Clean Water Advocate has compiled a list of helpful tools for Upstate residents. read more

By Megan Chase

The Water Log: Local solutions to flooding and pollutant runoff - August 14th, 2020

Greenville County has already experienced two 10-year floods in 2020 alone, and has nearly reached its 50.1-inch average annual rainfall with 49.5 inches of rain since January. read more

By Megan Chase

Apply now for this fall's Virtual Citizens Planning Academy - August 7th, 2020

Our Citizens Planning Academy is moving online this fall to help City of Greenville community leaders learn more about planning and land use policy efforts, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more

The Great American Outdoors Act is a huge win for conservation - August 6th, 2020

Called "the biggest land conservation legislation in a generation," this landmark bill could have a huge impact on South Carolina's public lands. read more

10 principles of smart growth - July 31st, 2020

To help demystify land-use planning, our Land Planning & Policy team is breaking down 10 core principles of smart growth and how rapidly growing Upstate communities can benefit from these embracing these concepts. read more

Upstate Forever asks Greenville City Council to adopt “20 is Plenty” - July 30th, 2020

Slowing vehicle traffic to 20 mph on neighborhood residential streets in the City of Greenville is a critical step toward improving neighborhood safety and livability for everyone. read more

By Sherry Barrett

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