Land Planning & Policy

What Missing Middle Housing Means for Greenville - May 14th, 2019

We asked Armand Regnaert — an intern with the City of Greenville who completed a case study on missing middle housing in Greenville — what missing middle housing means for Greenville. read more

Crossroads Campaign Update: We Are Close, But We Still Need Your Help - April 1st, 2019

As we celebrate the start of Earth Month, we are delighted to share that we are just $88,000 short of our Crossroads Campaign goal! Help us reach our goal by April 30 and receive a limited edition Be the Upstate tee created in collaboration with Dapper Ink. read more

By Aldon Knight

Legislative Updates 2019: Week 11 - March 24th, 2019

Duke Energy Carolinas has agreed to continue accepting applications for the current residential solar net-metering program, The Solar Bill will get its fourth sub-committee hearing this week, and more news in this week's Legislative Updates from Energy and State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Solar and Land Use: It's Complicated - March 22nd, 2019

Do solar farms really take up more space than centralized power plants? We will do the math and compare and also take a look at other benefits of distributed solar energy. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Six things we'd like to see from the Greenville County Comp Plan - February 28th, 2019

With Greenville County's comp plan update process underway, it's a great time to talk about land use and how it impacts our lives. Here are six priorities we're advocating for in 2019. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Show Up for Greenville's Future - February 4th, 2019

Hate sitting in traffic? Wish schools were built in more walkable locations? Show up and be part of the conversation to determine how Greenville will grow at upcoming County Comprehensive Plan meetings. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Spartanburg's Northside Initiative to receive Land Planning & Policy Champion award - January 16th, 2019

The Northside Initiative is the Land Planning & Policy Champion at Upstate Forever's 2019 ForeverGreen Awards Luncheon. The award recognizes the Initiative’s participants for their collaborative efforts to transform and revitalize Spartanburg’s Northside community. read more

Ecosystems Services: Why Conservation Boosts the Bottom Line - November 26th, 2018

Economists, researchers, and communities are taking a more sophisticated look at the economic value of natural areas, open space, and local water resources. read more

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