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 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.
Piedmont Together gains recognition and a place in the spotlight at the Louisiana Smart Growth Summit.
Hear and see all the work that has been done on the Regional Equity Profile, discuss locally based solution, and get the chance to impact your community.
Downtown workers, visitors, and residents will notice a cleaner, safer, and friendlier downtown with the beginning of a new Clean Team Ambassador Service that has just begun. The continued growth and visitor traffic in downtown Winston-Salem fueled the creation of the Downtown Winston-Salem Business Improvement District (DWSBID) by the Mayor and City Council. The primary goals behind the creation of the DWSBID were to promote a cleaner and safer downtown environment, develop stronger marketing and promotional items, assist and promote accelerated development, and enhance the downtown physical appearance. The City of Winston-Salem has contracted with the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP) to provide the programs and services that will meet these goals. "We are happy to have the Clean Team Ambassador program underway, said City of Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines. “We have had tremendous growth in pedestrian traffic and this program will be a big part of our continued success."
Triangle organization makes moves to improve the lives of all individuals in Wake County
Investing in a network of fully separated bike lanes could save cities huge sums in the long-term. But too little investment in wimpy infrastructure could actually decrease enthusiasm for cycling.