RALEIGH, North Carolina (October 5, 2012) – North Carolina State University and the City of Raleigh will embark on a new venture that will help understand the forces affecting change and develop strategies to enable the residents of Southwest Raleigh and the City to enhance and promote the evolution of a healthy, creative, and economically sustainable community.
“Uncovering Southwest Raleigh” is a cooperative effort between the City of Raleigh’s Community Services Department, the College of Design, the Poole College of Management, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University.
The Triangle region is growing and changing with many projections indicating that it will be one of the fastest growing regions. Southwest Raleigh is poised to respond and become a leader in this change.
“Uncovering Southwest Raleigh” will analyze how the district has evolved, what physical, economic and cultural resources are available and how residents, business owners, realtors, developers, investors and other individuals living and working in the Triangle area perceive the district and the future of its various neighborhoods.
With this understanding the project will develop strategies and resources to assist the community in acknowledging Southwest Raleigh as a great place to live, learn, work, play, raise a family, and create a future.
The project will begin with a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the North Carolina State University’s McKimmon Center. The effort will take place over the next year and a half and it will be a comprehensive community- based effort to build the understanding and tools necessary to promote and guide the future of the district.
For more information, visit the “Uncovering Southwest Raleigh” website at http://design.ncsu.edu/swraleigh.
Angela Brockelsby, College of Design