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Citizens Planning Academy

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 course 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. City of Greenville and/or Greenville County residents who are motivated to become more informed, effective, and influential participants in local land use planning and policy decision-making are encouraged to apply. Participants 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 processes for your community.


Upstate Forever's Citizens Planning Academy will expand from six to eight 1-hour, virtual lunch & learn sessions this spring to provide more time for participants to interact and learn from each other. Click here to apply now

The Spring 2021 Virtual Citizens Planning Academy will be hosted weekly from 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Wednesdays as follows:

• Wednesday, April 14, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
• April 21
• April 28
• May 5
• May 12
• May 19
• May 26
• June 2

Participation in our spring 2021 virtual series is free but requires a firm commitment to attend all eight sessions, as well as internet access to support video and audio participation. Enrollment is limited to foster an interactive learning experience.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 14 at 11:59 pm.


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