Monthly Archives: April 2016

Getting it Right in Greenville, South Carolina

To James and Deborah Fallows, “flyover country” is more than just the part of the U.S. the media often forgets. They’ve found that these areas are home to cities that work, thriving communities, and an abundance of jobs. As part of a collaboration between The Atlantic and PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff joins the couple to learn more. Click here to view the news video.

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The Mayor: Age of Riley

The Mayor: Age of Riley, directed by Barbara Tranter and produced by Jennet Robinson Alterman, follows the career of Charleston Mayor Joe Riley’s remarkable four decade tenure. The film features interviews with Mayor Riley and those who found favor (and disfavor) with his vision for the city. The film begins with a 1969 hospital strike and follows Riley’s battles over historical design, Hurricane Hugo, his appointment of the city’s first black police chief, the flying of the Confederate battle flag, gentrification, the closing of Charleston’s Naval Shipyard, and the Emanuel … Read More

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Density vs. Sprawl: The Key to the Future Development of the Charleston Metro Region

Charleston, South Carolina residential rental rates continue to spike upward, spurred by newly employed millennials whose relocations to the region have outpaced available inventory and created urgent demand for denser developments. The Urban Land Institute (ULI) of South Carolina maintains that delivering good quality density will be a crucial part of successful future development in the Charleston metro region, ULI Executive Director Heather Foley told Palmetto Business Daily. “That being said, there are so many complexities and challenges to delivering good density,” Foley said. In fact, according to ULI research, … Read More

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Charleston’s Blossoming Tech Scene Draws in Young Buyers

When Oscar Wilde arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 1882, he found the place firmly rooted in the past. One evening he remarked on how beautiful the moon looked. “You should’ve seen it, sir,” he was told, “before the war.” The American civil war began with the bombardment of Charleston’s Fort Sumter 155 years ago this Tuesday and, since the Confederate army was defeated in 1865, the city has held on to a nostalgic vision of its history. The pastel-hued colonial homes, the old theatres and municipal … Read More

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No Better Time to Join ULI

Member engagement and participation is at an all-time high. If you are a new, prospective or long time member who wants to reconnect, please join us at an upcoming program in Charleston, Columbia, Bluffton or Greenville. There are opportunities across the state for networking, education and career development. As of March 31, we have 525 members; let’s reach 600 by the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2016.  We need your help to reach our goal!  Encourage those in your network to join. ULI South Carolina is offering a … Read More

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Mayor Joe Riley is Named the First Distinguished ULI Visiting Fellow

Mayor Joe Riley has earned several distinctions during his career.  In 2000, Mayor Riley was the first recipient of the JC Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development, which recognizes a person whose career demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of community building. The award was in recognition for his significant contribution to Charleston’s renaissance and his national leadership on urban design and community revitalization issues. Most recently, Mayor Riley was named the first distinguished Visiting Fellow for the institute.  In this role, Riley will offer expertise on several … Read More

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