Monthly Archives: April 2015

U.S. 29 Plan Calls for Smarter Growth, Local Indentities

Written by Michael Burns Experts’ final report on smart planning and development for the U.S. 29 corridor between Greenville and Spartanburg calls for separate communities with more population density and better transit to provide economic, social and environmental benefits. Adaptive traffic-signal synchronization could save an estimated $1 million per year in time and fuel, according to the report, and improved pedestrian crossings and sidewalks could improve safety on a stretch of road where nine pedestrians were killed from 2003 to 2012. Click here to read the full article.

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ULI Resident Fellows: Global Experts with Home-Grown Solutions

One afternoon Charleston County called ULI South Carolina. They had their eyes on an undeveloped parcel of land and wanted ULI’s counsel. But they wanted it soon. “I didn’t have enough time to plan a TAP,” Heather Foley, ULI South Carolina Executive Director said, “so I called Tom and Maureen.” Tom Murphy and Maureen McAvey, two of ULI’s three Senior Resident Fellows, were on a plane to Charleston shortly thereafter. “This was a classic ULI issue,” Murphy said. Charleston County had no city-wide development strategy in place. They had never … Read More

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CBRE Executive Vice President Stephen P. Navarro of Greenville leads at ULI Mid-Winter Leadership Meeting in Paris

CBRE Greenville, SC’s executive vice president Steve Navarro and member of the Board of Directors for the Urban Land Institute attended the ULI Global Trustees and Key Leaders Midwinter Meeting 2015 in Paris France on February 5-7. The meeting was designed to be a global summit that begins to look at technology and transformational change to the built environment and how today’s leaders and influencers are positioning. Steve facilitated a Thought Leadership Breakout session where he summarized the trends in transformative technology within the retail sector. Given this state of … Read More

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