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Urban Forestry in the Piedmont Triad

  • 2/16/2016
  • best practice
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.

Testing Out a Better Block

  • 10/15/2014
  • news
Action Greensboro, PART, City Ventures, The Forge, synerG, The Elsewhere Museum and Preservation Greensboro conducted a Better Block demonstration as a part of the NC Bike Summit held at UNCG. The event was conducted at Hamburger Square (the intersection of McGee and Elm) and the section of McGee which goes under the railroad and joins with MLKJr. Drive on the south side of the tracks.

Urban heat’s effect on the environment

  • 8/13/2014
  • by Liz
  • news
New research from North Carolina State Univ. shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern U.S. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young produced by the gloomy scale insect—a significant tree pest—by 300%, which in turn leads to 200 times more adult gloomy scales on urban trees.

News

Testing Out a Better Block

  • 10/15/2014
  • news
Action Greensboro, PART, City Ventures, The Forge, synerG, The Elsewhere Museum and Preservation Greensboro conducted a Better Block demonstration as a part of the NC Bike Summit held at UNCG. The event was conducted at Hamburger Square (the intersection of McGee and Elm) and the section of McGee which goes under the railroad and joins with MLKJr. Drive on the south side of the tracks.

Urban heat’s effect on the environment

  • 8/13/2014
  • by Liz
  • news
New research from North Carolina State Univ. shows that urban “heat islands” are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern U.S. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young produced by the gloomy scale insect—a significant tree pest—by 300%, which in turn leads to 200 times more adult gloomy scales on urban trees.

Case Studies & Projects

Making Sense of Place: Portland

  • 10/29/2013
  • project
Portland embarked on a grand experiment in city planning in 1973: an urban growth boundary containing development within a 22-square-mile area, protecting surrounding farmland and open space. The experience of Portland provides a example for planning in the 21st century, involving issues of economic development, gentrification, local food and farming, property rights, and civic participation.

Best Practices

Urban Forestry in the Piedmont Triad

  • 2/16/2016
  • best practice
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.