This Mobility Report presents research findings and recommendations surrounding methods of transportation and commuting patterns in the Piedmont Triad region.
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The Piedmont Together project team has generated goals, objectives, and strategies for each of the project's five main focus areas of housing, jobs, transportation, health, and places & spaces. The full set of recommendations and supporting research will be presented at the Framework for Prosperity summit on March 27, 2014 in downtown Greensboro. Register now to be one of the first to see the plan in its entirety.
In tandem with Piedmont Together, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council has been working on Triad Tomorrow – a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Piedmont Triad region. This plan is part of a larger, statewide initiative called NC Tomorrow, designed to create a more coordinated approach to economic development in NC. The CEDS serves as the foundational economic development element for Piedmont Together.
This food systems report provides research directly impacting our focus area of health in the Piedmont Triad.
Learn the why and how of planning for the Piedmont Triad's energy future in this report by Elizabeth Jernigan of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council.
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.
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.
Over the past three years Piedmont Together has undertaken a wide variety and number of public outreach and engagement events to ensure that residents' voices were heard and incorporated into the resulting comprehensive regional plan. This report summarizes those activities and presents a sampling of input received.
Learn about the Piedmont Together planning process in "Building a Vision," presented November 2013 at the 2nd Annual Livable Communities Summit.
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.