HUD awards $500,000 grant to Housing Authority of Winston-Salem for housing and neighborhood transformation.
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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the Location Affordability Portal (LAP), a cost calculation tool that allows users to estimate housing and transportation costs for neighborhoods across the country.
In January 2014 the Duke Center for Sustainability & Commerce will be providing a group of Graduate Students GRI G4 certification. As part of their training, the Center will be offering for free, teams of four graduate students to work for organizations on developing a GRI report.
2013 Livable Communities Summit Moves Piedmont Together Regional Planning Project Closer to Implementation Phase
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.
Equity summit attendees tackle ways to improve the region’s economy by overcoming barriers to equitable development.
Stakeholders concerned with developing a strong, sustainable Piedmont Triad economy, including planners, developers, educational and nonprofit representatives, and elected officials, attended Piedmont Together’s second Equity Summit.
We want the decisions we recommend on a regional level to be based on the wants and needs of all types of communities in the Piedmont Triad. To aid us in collecting your opinion, we've recently opened a new survey that allows you to pick your top 10 desired outcomes for the future of the Piedmont Triad.
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.
Over 75 people attend the first ever regional equity summit on August 7, 2013 at the Galileee Missionary Baptist Church. Among other activities, there was a review of regional equity data and a very lively panel discussion featuring local experts on the economy, workforce development, and demographic trends.
Our speakers believe that with tighter budgets and environmental costs, U.S. cities and towns have accepted that the status quo of development will no longer work.
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.