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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Through private-public partnerships, the Catawba County EcoComplex turns waste products into energy sources and green jobs.
The Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Study improves active transportation choices around the Wake Forest University campus through infrastructure and policy changes.
The NC Department of Transportation recently adopted a comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle plan, the WalkBikeNC Plan, that addresses mobility, safety, economic development, and health and wellness.
Southwest High Point’s Renewal Foundation is an example of implementing economic revitalization through environmental enhancement
In addition to feeding the families growing the food and donating to the hungry, community gardening benefits include eating healthier foods, getting exercise, building social capital, and beautifying the community by converting vacated spaces into attractive gardens.
Piedmont Local Food (PLF) is a non-profit group assisting local farmers in sustainable agriculture practices as they bring healthier food fresh to you!
A grassroots revitalization effort can be extremely effective. The City Project, a nonprofit initiative based in High Point, is rising to meet the challenges of revitalization neighborhood by neighborhood-and seeing results.
Piedmont Together is about community choices and regional solutions, and we know regionalism is sometimes harder to embrace.
Linking passenger rail with bus transit makes public transportation more seamless and accessible, and one city in our region is now making this happen.