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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.

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.

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

Brightwalk Charlotte

  • 11/18/2013
  • project
At the 2nd Annual Livable Communities Summit, keynote speaker Emma Littlejohn of the nationally known housing consultancy The Littlejohn Group discussed Brightwalk - an urban inspired and sustainable neighborhood located just one mile outside of center city Charlotte. We're taking a look at what the buzz is all about in this case study.

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