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

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

More than 600 acres permanently protected in Union County - July 27th, 2020

We are proud to announce the protection of two privately owned properties in Union County. read more

Greenville County works to update zoning and land development regulations - July 23rd, 2020

Following adoption of a widely supported comprehensive plan earlier this year, Greenville County has kicked off the process of drafting a Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). Here's what we know. read more

By Lisa Hallo

The Upstate's farms are under threat - July 7th, 2020

We need strong local food systems more than ever, but our region’s farmland is vanishing. read more

By Caitlyn Smith

Balancing growth with character - July 2nd, 2020

Travelers Rest has seized the opportunity to rejuvenate a quiet town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Escarpment with the vision of the vibrant, active community it is today. Patrea St. John, Planning Director for the City of Travelers Rest, shares how and why "TR" has embraced its small-town charm and unique character. read more

By Patrea St. John, Planning Director, Travelers Rest

How a walkable neighborhood changed my life - June 30th, 2020

Land Policy Manager Sherry Barrett reflects on how moving to a walkable Greenville neighborhood has improved her quality of life. read more

By Sherry Barrett

Hear from a city planner why GVL2040 matters - June 15th, 2020

Courtney Powell, Senior Development Planner with the City of Greenville, talks with Upstate Forever about the GVL2040 plan, why it’s important for citizens to get involved, and what happens next. read more

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