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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.