Thursday, November 18, 2004

on the sunny (south) side of the street

If you're depressed by all those new roads and taxes, ignore my previous post and read this one. Greensboro's South Side development just won a national Smart Growth Award from the EPA. Here is Amy Dominello's N&R story.

SouthSide is the brainchild of Sue Schwartz, The City of Greensboro's Chief Neighborhood Planner. Sue is the current president of the American Institute of Certified Planners. And she's the creative force behind the East Market Street Pedestrian Scale Overlay. And she worked on the Lindley Park Neighborhood Plan. And she is a guiding light in my own neighborhood's Summit Avenue Corridor Study.

Greensboro novelist Fred Chappell wrote a novel entitled Brighten the Corner Where You Are. That's what Sue does.

Mr. Ed Kitchen, please give her a big raise. We need her to stay in Greensboro.

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