Join Our Virtual Citizens Planning Academy

This online, interactive course is designed to help Greenville residents, business owners, and neighborhood leaders understand processes that drive local planning and land use policy decisions, as well as the roles and perspectives of diverse stakeholders. Eight one-hour lunch and learn-style sessions will take place over Zoom beginning on Wednesdays in April.

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COVID Weekly Update: May 22, 2020 - May 22nd, 2020

In this week's update, Land Policy Director Lisa Hallo reflects on her recent experiences in nature and the importance of accessible greenspace for all. read more

We should all have access to clean and safe outdoor spaces - May 20th, 2020

Land Policy Director Lisa Hallo reflects on what easy access to nature has meant for her during difficult times. read more

By Lisa Hallo

Bruce Adams: Water is essential for local food - May 18th, 2020

A 4th-generation farmer discusses how he feeds a University campus without the use of an irrigation system. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: May 11-15 - May 17th, 2020

The House and Senate both met on Tuesday, May 12, and negotiations between the two bodies paid off. More in this week's Legislative Update from Energy & State Policy Director Shelley Robbins. read more

By Shelley Robbins

The Water Log: Will South Carolina have enough water in 20 years? - May 14th, 2020

The next webinar in the SC Conservation Coalition's "Conversations with Conservationists" series will focus on water use in South Carolina and how our state is planning to ensure we have enough water in the future by updating the State Water Plan. read more

By Megan Chase

Why does sprawl impact water quality? - May 13th, 2020

As pressure to develop more and more land across our region increases, so do the threats to the Upstate's water resources. read more

Brooks and Kay Wade: Our lakes, rivers, & streams make the Upstate beautiful - May 12th, 2020

The owners and operators of Jocassee Lake Tours share what makes the Upstate's waters special. read more

Legislative Updates 2020: May 4-8 - May 11th, 2020

State Legislature will return on Tuesday to discuss the budget, future of Santee Cooper and, of course, COVID-19. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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