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Thursday, March 22, 2018, 1 p.m.
Friday, March 23, 2018, 5 p.m. CDT
Anderson, SC, United States
The Spring SCAPA Conference will offer nine hours of instruction through seven sessions over one and a half days. Planners will hear from various organizations on successful projects/programs, as well as an ethics session. First, Clemson professor emeritus and FAICP member, Dr. Barry Nocks will provide planners guidance on everyday ethics and the AICP Code of Ethics. Next, a panel session will discuss three community well-being indicators projects in Anderson, Greenwood and Spartanburg Counties. A case study will explain how Anderson County turned Lake Hartwell into an angler’s paradise hosting BASSMASTERS three times in ten years when it was once greatly impaired by PCBs from industrial pollutants. A regional collaboration effort of ten Upstate counties will detail the Shaping Our Future project. Shaping Our Future is a multi-organizational approach to land use planning. Through the project, past and future growth patterns were studied and projected through 2040. The conclusions presented three land use patterns and how our choices affect land consumption. Uptown Greenwood is a 2017 Great Places in America recipient. Officials will give details on their project to turn the widest street into a pedestrian friendly area with sense of place. Finally the City of Anderson will discuss their revitalization efforts along their downtown and the various methods used, such as public-private partnerships, grants and contests. This event concludes with a tour of the downtown area, highlighting the projects discussed.
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