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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Legislative Update 2018 Week 5 - February 12th, 2018

Conservation Bank Reauthorization gains traction but Nuisance was a nuisance. Shelley Robbins covers the issues that matter most. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Update 2018 Week 4 - February 5th, 2018

Conservation Bank, Nuisance Bill, and some great work by our Upstate delegation. Shelley Robbins covers the issues that will matter most this legislative session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Greenville should begin to plan for improved rail transport - February 1st, 2018

Local passenger rail transport can be used to steer development and help minimize sprawl. The Upstate may not yet have the necessary population density to support local rail transport, but as one of the nation's fastest growing metro areas, we should start to plan for it. read more

By DeWitt Stone, Guest Blogger

Legislative Update 2018 Week 3 - January 28th, 2018

Encouraging Conservation Bank News this week! Shelley Robbins covers the issues that will matter most this legislative session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Craft Brewing, Sustainability, and Playing the Long Game - January 26th, 2018

Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Manager for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co and keynote speaker for this year's ForeverGreen Luncheon, weighs in on how sustainability and success go hand in hand. read more

By Cheri Chastain, Guest Blogger

How the Dominion-SCE&G deal could trample property rights - January 25th, 2018

In an op-ed published in The State newspaper, Shelley Robbins explains why Dominion's offer to purchase SCANA could not only threaten property rights, but also strangle the opportunity to increase energy innovation in South Carolina. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Update 2018 Week 2 - January 21st, 2018

It was a quieter than normal week at the Statehouse thanks to winter weather, but energy was a hot topic. Shelley Robbins covers the issues that will matter most this legislative session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

Legislative Update Week 1 - January 13th, 2018

What happened this week in the Statehouse? What's coming up next? Shelley Robbins covers the issues that will matter most this legislative session. read more

By Shelley Robbins

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