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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.

Our Goal:

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

Please save the date for the Community Growth and Development Conference on September 15-16, 2022 in downtown Raleigh, NC.

Public interest design project

Key Focus Areas:

The Initiative will accomplish its work through four focus areas:

Community Engagement

Funded Coursework

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.

For questions, please contact:

Mark Elison Hoversten, Ph.D., FASLA, FCELA, AICP

Dean, College of Design, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Charles A. Flink II, FASLA

Director, Initiative for Community Growth and Development; Leaders Council Member