Tag Archives: North Carolina

Five Transformative Mixed-Use Projects in the Southeast

Developers note that mixing uses in a project complicates the design, limits financing options, and requires intricately choreographed timing, making such projects much more challenging. Yet mixed-use developments add a vitality to cities that is hard to match with single-use buildings. A panel at the ULI Carolinas Meeting in Charlotte featured five developers describing some of the most dynamic mixed-use developments in the Southeast, as well as the complexities, quirks, and outstanding characteristics of their projects. Read more... Read more

A “Gateway” to Economic Opportunity: Raleigh, NC Prepares for Inclusive Growth

Home to North Carolina State University, a thriving bio-technology cluster, rich cultural offerings, and a relatively low cost of living, it’s no surprise that Raleigh had the highest growth of any metropolitan area in the nation between 2000 and 2010 — and is projected to increase by 71 percent between 2010 and 2030. To accommodate that rapid population growth and to help more people participate in the economic growth it will likely entail, Raleigh leaders are planning to create a Bus... Read more

22nd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation

At this conference, workshops and panels address innovations in one of three areas: innovation in the customer experience, innovation in organizational and/or program sustainability, or innovation in economic development and community sustainability. Of particular interest for this conference within each of the routes are topics on mobility management, rural/community transportation, connecting communities through intercity bus service, national parks, tribal services, demographic, cultural and socio-economic changes in rural communities, and veterans’ transportation. October 2-5 in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more... Read more

​Cross-Currents : Art + Learning Powering Creative Readiness

Need to acquire better skills to work with creatives, jumpstart your revitalization planning, or adopt and initiate more compelling programs and projects? Join national leaders in the visual and performing arts, philanthropy, education, and civic planning in cross-disciplinary seminars, workshops, and informal collisions to learn from one another and share effective artistic strategies for community growth. September 12-14 in Winston-Salem, NC. Register now... Read more

Four Conservation Groups Team Up to Protect Blue Ridge Parkway’s Mile-High Views

Leaf watchers can cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway this fall with a new sense of ownership as they cross the mile-high mountains southwest of Asheville. Four conservation groups will deed 5,300 acres in the Plott Balsam mountains to the National Park Service, which also turns 100 this week, to add to the parkway. Conservationists say this will be the biggest addition of recreational land to the parkway since the 1950s. Read more... Read more

Destination Dix is Poised to Give Raleigh the Urban Park it Finally Deserves

All of the world’s great cities have a great park that shows their best face to the world: New York’s Central Park, Paris’s Luxembourg Garden, Barcelona’s Gaudi-designed Parc Güell. Raleigh has no such equivalent at the moment, but if Dix Park comes to fruition in the way its planners envision, downtown Raleigh will soon boast a gem that would become a vital part of the city’s life and an unmissable destination. Read more... Read more
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