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  • 659 K total jobs in the region


  • 1. PIEDMONT TOGETHER Choices Opportunities Solutions Jobs, Housing and Transportation ASPA February 28, 2013
  • 2. Sustainability is not new… Copy Right 1981 Mill villagesCrop rotation Making ends meet
  • 3. Humankind has not woven the web of life.We are but one thread within it. Whatever wedo to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Chief Seattle 1786 - 1866
  • 4. Piedmont Triad Region
  • 5. Piedmont Triad Region Jobs – Housing - Transportation105K – manufacturing jobs lost70K – added education, health jobs65% jobs are located in Forsyth and Guilford70% housing single family,Projected population growth by 2040 – 400,00030+% out-commuters34% of household income spent on transportation81% area with no choices
  • 6. Piedmont Together
  • 7. Strengths and ChallengesTop Five Strengths Top Five Challenges• Community Colleges and • A lack of Transportation Universities Choices• Farming and Viticulture • Participating in the “New” Economy• Access to Health Care • Abandoned Mills and• Scenic and Recreational Employment Centers Resources including strip shopping• Small Town Charm centers • Capitalizing and Supporting on Existing Business Assets • Healthy Community Design
  • 8. Local Design and Development Plans
  • 9. Narrative and Modeling
  • 10. What’s left to do… • Development Patterns – Smart Growth / Sustainable Development Ordinance Assessment  – Scenario Modeling – Regional Brownfield Inventory – Tax Base Analysis • Housing – Fair Housing Equity Assessment and Regional Analysis of Impediments – Regional Housing Market Analysis  • Mobility Systems – Regional Transportation Vision – Housing + Transportation Analysis • Economic and Workforce Development – Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy – Regional Broadband Investment Strategy – Plugin Electric Vehicle Regional Infrastructure Study 
  • 11. What’s left to do…• Social Equity - Social & Environmental Justice Plan  - Social Equity Summit• Green Infrastructure – GI Inventory – Urban Low Impact Stormwater Recommendations• Climate Adaption – Climate Adaption Plan• Healthy Communities – Regional Food System Assessment – Retail Food Environment Index• Raising Awareness – Local Design and Development Plans – Rebranding Project  – Piedmont Voice – Regional Summit 
  • 12. Implementation Themes Strengthen Every Community ■ Toolkit of Best Community-Building Practices ■ Mixed-Use (Re)Development Centers (Housing, Jobs, Shops, etc.) Link Communities Together ■ Multi-Modal Transportation, Broadband (4G) & PEV Networks Connect Training and Job Growth Sectors ■ CEDS / Regional Career Academies / Workforce Development ■ Leadership Development / Small Business Growth Establish Fresh & Healthy Food Networks ■ Piedmont Grown / Farmers Markets / Address Food Deserts Prepare for Severe Climate Events ■ Environmental Justice Study / Climate Adaption Plan
  • 13. Strengthen EVERY City, Town and County in the RegionInvest in a Regional Multi-modal Transportation Network Link Regional Assets Training/Education to Job Growth Sectors Housing Centers to Job Centers Develop a “Fresh Food” Infrastructure Ensure Severe Climate Event Preparedness
  • 14. Resources and AssistanceHow can we partner together? USDA FTA EPA HUD FEMA DOL FHWA DOT
  • 15. THANK YOU!Project Team MembersPaul Kron – Piedmont Triad Regional CouncilHanna Cockburn – Piedmont Triad Regional CouncilKyle Laird – Piedmont Authority for Regional TransportationMark E. Kirstner, Project Manager – Piedmont Authority for Regional