Monthly Archives: May 2018

Intersections 2018 Conference – Recap

Charles Drayton is a planner for the City of North Charleston.  Charles sits on the ULI SC Coastal Executive Committee and is a ULI Full Member.  In April, Charles attended the Intersections 2018 Conference in Nashville. Read Charles’ take-away from the meeting, below. Creating Culturally Complete Streets is an initiative shared by ULI, Smart Growth America, and the National Complete Streets Coalition.  To that end, the partners held the second national Complete Streets Conference in Nashville, TN, this past April 3-4.  Nashville’s Music City Center, right in the heart of … Read More

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Revitalizing West Greenville through Brownfields Redevelopment Recap

On Tuesday, May 15, ULI South Carolina and Cardno hosted a discussion about brownfields redevelopment and its role in the revitalization of the West End and the Village of West Greenville. This under-served area has seen a huge revitalization over the past decade, thanks in large part to the EPA’s Brownfields Program. Cardno Brownfields professionals and City of Greenville staff walked us through the process of taking a contaminated site through redevelopment. They discussed key project examples, and we heard firsthand from Robbin Phillips who moved her company, Brains on … Read More

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Clemson’s Patrick Square is a model of ULI sustainable living solutions

By Mike McMillan In the days of sprawling subdivisions with few amenities, traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs) are a breath of fresh air. That’s where Clemson’s Patrick Square stands out — in a package that maximizes sustainability and green building concepts. The community has been around for nearly a decade, but its style of development dates back to the days before the car — when communities were built around having shops, restaurants, and doctors’ offices within a short walking distance. It’s a design that, builders say, reduces the reliance on cars, decreases … Read More

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