All Report Articles in Community Development

Green Infrastructure Report

  • 2/21/2014
  • report
Green infrastructure is found in every community of the Piedmont Triad, but the ways in which it is serves the larger region can be very different. The redevelopment of the Triad’s urban cores and the concern regarding its loss of farmland and open spaces offers the region an opportunity to invest in all types of green infrastructure to sustain and improve the quality of life for all Triad residents. Read the full report for more details.

Climate Adaptation Report

  • 2/21/2014
  • report
The US Southeast appears to be fundamentally changing due to climate change in the forms of coastal flooding, more violent thunderstorms; higher temperatures, increased drought risk; and greater winter precipitation. Compared to other regions of the nation and the world, the impacts of climate change on the Triad may less dramatically alter lifestyles and the environment from today’s “normal,” but there will be fundamental changes to the region.

Development Scenarios Presented at the 2nd Annual Livable Communities Summit

  • 11/15/2013
  • report
To understand how different development patterns will affect our future, Piedmont Together used CommunityViz software to show where new homes and jobs might go based on existing trends and then under several alternative growth scenarios. This allows us to compare alternatives to our current way of growing. Each scenario uses the same 2040 allocation of jobs and houses per county. Their distribution changes based on the goals and policies assumed in each alternative.

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