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Our Greenville and Spartanburg offices have closed while Upstate Forever staff work from home to help protect the health of each other, our families, and our communities. But while we are not together in the office, we remain together in our continued efforts to protect our region's critical lands, waters, and unique character.
January 3rd, 2020
Have you ever wondered how things get built in Greenville? Would you like to understand the role of the planning commission and city council in Greenville’s planning processes? Do you want to know how and why we should plan for future development that is 5, 10, or 15 years away?
Upstate Forever’s Citizens Planning Academy is an interactive 4-week course designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders become more effective and influential participants in City of Greenville planning and land use policy efforts.
Participants in this 4-week course — dates and details below — will learn about a variety of planning and development topics, such as the history of planning, how development projects come together, and how to get involved in planning issues in your community. The course will also feature both formal presentations and interactive group exercises. Presenters and speakers include City staff, professional planners, and other built environment professionals, such as architects, developers, and builders.
Attendance is required at each of the four weekly sessions:
Wednesday, March 4 — 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 11 — 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 18 — 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, March 25 — 5:30 – 8:00 pm
The cost to participate in the Citizens Planning Academy is $35. Details about payment and location will be shared upon acceptance. If this cost is prohibitive, a limited number of scholarships are available.
If you would prefer to complete a paper application, download the application here and email completed form to Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett at email@example.com or mail to:
Attn. Sherry Barrett
507 Pettigru Street
Greenville, SC 29601