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 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.

Spring 2020 Series

The Spring 2020 Citizens Planning Academy will feature 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.

The Spring 2020 series will be held from 5:30 - 8:00 pm on the following dates:

• Wednesday, March 4
• Wednesday, March 11
• Wednesday, March 18
• Wednesday, March 25

The application window for the spring 2020 Citizens Planning Academy has closed. Please stay tuned for dates and details for a fall 2020 series. 

Fall 2019 Series

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


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