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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.
May 3rd 2018
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fifth floor conference room in the building where the Ten at the Top and Upstate Alliance offices are located
124 Verdae Blvd
Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Upstate Forever cordially invites you to attend The Intersection of Land Use, Communities, and Social Equity on Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This event will explore strategies for increasing access to affordable housing, a challenge many Upstate communities are facing.
Keynote speakers will shine a spotlight on "61 Hills," a housing redevelopment project of Greenville-based Homes of Hope that is improving affordable housing conditions in a neighborhood west of downtown Anderson, SC. Follow up discussion at this workshop will focus on partner roles, lessons-learned to date, and opportunities for similar partnerships and projects in other communities across the Upstate.
The workshop will be held in the 5th floor conference room of 124 Verdae Blvd., Greenville SC 29607 (the building where the Ten at the Top and Upstate Alliance offices are located). Dinner will be provided, and approval is confirmed to offer 1.5 hours of continuing education credits through the South Carolina Planning Education Advisory Committee.
Cost for the workshop and dinner is $10 and advanced registration by May 1 is requested. The workshop is being offered through a partnership of Upstate Forever, Ten at the Top - Upstate Professional Planners Group, and the Appalachian Council of Governments. Register here
The Intersection of Land Use, Communities, & Social Equity is the second workshop in a series aimed at exploring topics and strategies from the Shaping Our Future Growth Alternatives Analysis. To preview the "61 Hills" project and learn about other models for increasing access to affordable housing across the Upstate see "The Intersection of Land use, Communities, and Social Equity" case study in the 2017 Shaping Our Future Growth Alternatives Analysis report.