Initiative for Community Growth and Development
NC State University launched the Initiative for Community Growth and Development to address issues, challenges and opportunities facing North Carolina communities related to real estate development, economic growth, infrastructure build-out, ecosystem conservation and other associated community development matters.
Foster public dialogue about community growth and development, while forming interdisciplinary partnerships and fulfilling the land-grant mission of the university.
The Initiative for Community Growth and Development unites world-class scholarship, academic research, and community-based application to contribute to a vibrant, prosperous, equitable, and inclusive quality of life in North Carolina.
Design Imperatives: Place, Community, Planet
Key Focus Areas:
The Initiative will accomplish its work through four focus areas:
Faculty-Led Applied Research
Real Estate Development Curriculum
The Initiative for Community Growth and Development strives to research and test various community growth and development strategies, particularly in areas that intersect with economic, social and environmental impact and benefit.