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Planning for a Networked Produce Storage and Aggregation System for the Piedmont Triad Region

  • 4/17/2014
  • report
The purpose of this document is to describe the current conditions of the aggregation and storage networks for local foods in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, and to provide a methodology, propose design guidelines, and suggest actionable items for one potential way forward in the development of these networks. View the full report below.

Piedmont Together's Goals, Objectives, and Strategies

  • 3/10/2014
  • report
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.

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.

2013 Livable Communities Summit Moves Piedmont Together Regional Planning Project Closer to Implementation Phase

  • 11/20/2013
  • news
Regional cooperation, flexible regulation and planning for economically integrated neighborhoods are keys to improve the Piedmont Triad economy, as discussed during the 2nd Annual Livable Communities Summit. An ideal development scenario will be created soon based on priorities expressed at the summit, and those being gathered via online and print surveys.

Don't miss the most important planning summit for the Piedmont Triad

  • 11/07/2013
  • news
In depth discussions on development strategies and mixed-use financing will be held during Piedmont Together's Livable Communities Summit and Equity Summit II on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Community advocates, developers, local governments and all interested stakeholders are invited to attend the summits and the Economic Opportunities bus tour on Friday, November 15, 2013 in High Point, NC. Advance registration is required.

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.

News

2013 Livable Communities Summit Moves Piedmont Together Regional Planning Project Closer to Implementation Phase

  • 11/20/2013
  • news
Regional cooperation, flexible regulation and planning for economically integrated neighborhoods are keys to improve the Piedmont Triad economy, as discussed during the 2nd Annual Livable Communities Summit. An ideal development scenario will be created soon based on priorities expressed at the summit, and those being gathered via online and print surveys.

Don't miss the most important planning summit for the Piedmont Triad

  • 11/07/2013
  • news
In depth discussions on development strategies and mixed-use financing will be held during Piedmont Together's Livable Communities Summit and Equity Summit II on Thursday, November 14, 2013. Community advocates, developers, local governments and all interested stakeholders are invited to attend the summits and the Economic Opportunities bus tour on Friday, November 15, 2013 in High Point, NC. Advance registration is required.

Possible Piedmonts: Three Stories

  • 7/01/2013
  • news
Data collected from the If-Then survey (October 2012) was used to develop narratives of three possible futures for the Piedmont Triad. Project contributors have been asked to submit action items and tactics to move the region away from the bleak future Mother Mary has and toward a more prosperous future, as depicted in the stories of Stormin’ Norman, Carolina and the Tech Twins.

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.