n 2011, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council and the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation received a $1.6 million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. With key support from agencies such as the NCFS, they produced Piedmont Together, a sustainable communities plan for the twelve-county Triad region. In partnership with the North Carolina Forest Service, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council produced four booklets addressing clean water, energy, climate and healthy communities around the state based on information gathered during the Piedmont Together planning process. Information gathered for the production of these booklets was adapted to meet statewide needs. These documents can also be found below.
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The transition from planning process to implementation began in early 2015 as Piedmont Together Consortium members and others who had been engaged in the plan convened to organize the next steps.
Better Places for Better Plans, a recent HUD report, highlights Piedmont Together.
Take a look at the Opportunity Index to see how your county ranks in a variety of measures.
On Monday, May 4th PolicyLink will host "Advancement for Equity: The Game Changing Rule Coming from HUD"
Registration notice about April 2nd Equity meeting.
The Center for Community-Engaged Design is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support Graffiti Garden, an urban-community educational garden plot.
Save the date for "Building Bridges to a Stronger Economy: Part II," Piedmont Together's follow-up to December's equity summit.
2014 equity summit "Building Bridges To A Stronger Economy" held on December 4th drew a large crowd to discuss equity in the Piedmont Triad.
The living wage calculations for Guilford County provide a closer look at the wage disparities in the area.