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2015 Our Upstate Vision Forum

"Growing Economic Vibrancy in Downtowns and Rural Communities "

Keynote Speaker: Ed McMahon, Urban Land Institute

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Join Ten at the Top for the third Our Upstate Vision Forum of 2015 as we welcome Urban Land Institute fellow Ed McMahon. McMahon's presentation "The Economics of Uniqueness" will focus on the idea that communities who are not able to differentiate and distinguish themselves from others have no competitive advantage.

This forum is a part of the Shaping Our Future Speaker Series in partnership with Upstate Forever, Ten at the Top, the Riley Institute at Furman University, the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors and the Upstate SC Alliance. The goal of the series is to inspire dialogue regarding the connections between land use decisions, transportation options, housing choices and quality of life. This is also the third event in Upstate Forever's 2015 Active Living Event Series sponsored primarily by the Mary Black Foundation. The series is designed to encourage community dialog about policies and infrastructure to support active, healthy communities.

The event will be held: September 22, 2015 from 3:00PM-5:00PM
At the Sansbury Campus Life Center on USC Upstate Campus
Cost to attend is $10* and advance registration is required.

Greenlink Transit will also provide complimentary transportation for guests from Greenville to USC Upstate. The bus will depart from Greenville County Square (301 University Ridge, Greenville SC) at 2pm and return around 6:30pm.

Keynote Speaker:
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About Ed McMahon: As the Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development, Ed McMahon leads ULI’s worldwide efforts to conduct research and educational activities related to environmentally sensitive development policies and practices. He is also a senior staff adviser for ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, and is a sought-after speaker and thinker on health and real estate.

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Save the Date: September 13, 2016

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In 2014, 800+ leaders from across the Upstate attended the Re-Checking Our Reality Regional Summit. Check out more about the 2014 Summit Here.

The 2016 Regional Summit will emphasize Creating a Leading Region and how as the Upstate looks to the future, the region will continue to be recognized as a leading place to live, learn, do business and raise a family. So save the Date now for September 13, 2016, more details coming soon!


Our Upstate Vision Drivers

In 2011, Ten at the Top unveiled the Our Upstate Vision, which was the final result of a year-long conversation in which more than 10,000 Upstate residents contributed ideas and input on “What Matters Most” as we look toward the future of the region. One component of the vision was the identification of five “Regional Drivers” which now serve as the core focus areas for the work of Ten at the Top and its committees and task forces.
Human Potential
Human Potential

Creating opportunities for all Upstate residents to succeed.

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Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality
Economic & Entrepreneurial Vitality

Growing the competitiveness of the Upstate in the global economy.

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Sustainable Growth
Sustainable Growth

Encouraging future growth in appropriate locations by means that enhance livability in the Upstate.

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Natural Beauty & Resources
Natural Beauty & Resources

Serving as reliable stewards of our natural environment and resources.

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Community Vibrancy
Community Vibrancy

Embracing the importance and heritage of the Upstate’s urban areas and small towns.

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Get Involved
Get Involved

Here are 4 ways you can become involved with Ten at the Top in 2015.

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