Good day! Here is some good news that recognizes your involvement and the products and tools that were developed for GroWNC. The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) awarded a 2014 Innovation Award to GroWNC and The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NC) awarded GroWNC a 2014 NC Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award in the Comprehensive Planning - Multijurisdictional or Regional category.
Updates and News
View this brief but comprehensive brochure and use it to share GroWNC resources with others. The brochure contains GroWNC project and products highlights with links to all the web resources.
Land of Sky Regional Council hosted the GroWNC Land Use Modeling Workshop on January 31st.The meeting provided guidance on the variety of regional datasets available for use; descriptions of the components and results of the Land Use Model; and the ways the Land Use Model is being used and how local and regional planning efforts could benefit from it.
The GroWNC Final Regional Plan and Executive Summary are now available. The Regional Plan includes:
- Overview of the GroWNC process
- Vision for the Future (Preferred Scenario)
- Recommendations & Initiatives
- Case Studies
The Executive Summary is a colorful, concise document that touches on all of the above, and highlights potential early implementation opportunities in each of the GroWNC theme areas.
Want to learn more about the new GroWNC online toolkit? Then this workshop is for you! Land-of-Sky Regional Council will hold a workshop on November 6, 2013, to familiarize and train those interested in using the recently developed GroWNC Strategy Toolkit and MapViewer. These new additions to the GroWNC suite of websites are web-based tools that contains almost 300 implementation recommendations and strategies developed through the GroWNC planning process in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties.
The GroWNC project team announced today that it will launch a new digital Strategy Toolkit for the project on October 15. Visitors to the Strategy Toolkit—a Drupal-based website—will be able to review, search, and filter the implementation strategies that have emerged as a part of the GroWNC process. The Strategy Toolkit, created by the digital design team at UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC), presents strategies for action identified by the community through the GroWNC process, and will include: