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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.
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-session 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 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 processes for your community.
The Spring 2020 Citizens Planning Academy is comprised of 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.
Presentations and information from the Spring 2020 Citizens Planning Academy session can be found below :
• Wednesday, March 4 The Big Picture: Introduction to Local Community Planning
• Wednesday, March 11 Introduction to Urban Design, Community Character, and Equity in Planning AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit
• Wednesday, March 18
• Wednesday, March 25
Presentations and information from the Fall 2019 Citizens Planning Academy sessions can be found below:
Wednesday, October 9 — 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 16 — 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 23 — 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 30 — 5:30 - 8:00 pm