Upstate Professional PlannersEncouraging growth in appropriate locations that enhance livability in the Upstate
Who: Professional city and county planners, as well as others interested in land use and planning policy across the region
What: Convene periodically to network, share practices, and learn about relevant industry topics/challenges
Upcoming 2022 Workshops:
Thursday, May 12, 2022: 2022 Climate Connection Workshop: Integrating Climate and Planning for South Carolina’s Future. Register Now!
Thursday, May 13, 2021: Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis Review Presentation.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021: Northside Community Update presented by Michael Williamson and Tony Thomas from Northside Development Group.
February 24, 2021: Freedom Mobility Program presented by Upstate Mobility Alliance’s Moving People Task Force and Greenlink.
May 27, 2020 Workshop: Virtual Public Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Watch a video of the meeting here
- Tee Coker: Community Engagement and Virtual Public Meetings
- Jonathan Whitehurst: Virtual Engagement: Tools, Tips, and Traps
- David Dyrhaug: Conducting Remote Public Meetings
2019 Workshop Presentations:
April 24, 2019 Workshop – Downtowns at the Top
July 30, 2019 Workshop- Planning for the Environment
Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis
Ten at the Top is reviewing the Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis originally completed in 2015. As many counties have revised, updated, or rewritten their comprehensive plans over the last five years, this project will update the work from the previous comprehensive plan review, identify new commonalities between the plans, and connect these ideas with current programs being developed within Upstate South Carolina. There also will be an increased look at the connection between land use and transportation.
The Shaping Our Future Growth Analysis was conducted by a consortium that included Ten at the Top, Upstate Forever, and the Riley Institute at Furman University. The analysis looked at land use and revenue projections for the current dispersed growth pattern in the region as well as potential alternatives.