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Land Planning & Policy

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

The trail that almost wasn't - October 26th, 2018

How Upstate Forever, Greenville County, GHS, and other partners fought tooth and nail to bring the game-changing GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail to life. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Greenville owes much to the Reedy River Master Plan - October 24th, 2018

The Reedy River Master Plan — which provided the framework for the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, Falls Park, Lake Conestee Nature Park, Unity Park, and more — is a prime example of how community planning can work. read more

By Barry Nocks, Professor Emeritus, Clemson

The GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail: More Than Just Recreation - October 16th, 2018

How the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail is expanding transit options for the Greenville community read more

By Ty Houck, Greenville County

Woodruff Road: What Worked? What Didn't? - August 28th, 2018

To many, Woodruff Road has become the poster child for traffic congestion in the Upstate – and how not to grow and evolve. Read how this notoriously clogged thoroughfare came to be in this in-depth case study from the Shaping Our Future Growth Alternatives Analysis. read more

What can Greenville learn from Charlotte? - June 21st, 2018

Meg Fencil of Sustain CLT discusses how Greenville can learn from Charlotte's successes and mistakes when it comes to traffic, transit, and land use policies. read more

County Comp Plan Update - April 28th, 2018

Greenville County has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for assistance with their upcoming 10-year comprehensive plan update. Proposals will be accepted until mid-May, and the contract should be awarded/negotiated by early June, according to the RFP. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Award Spotlight: Dean Hybl - February 27th, 2018

The Land Planning & Policy Champion at the 2018 ForeverGreen Luncheon was Dean Hybl, executive director at Ten at the Top, for going above and beyond his job description on land use policy. read more

By Lisa Hallo

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