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NC State Teams Up for Sustainable Growth

NC State experts teamed up to deliver an award-winning guidebook, online curriculum and workshops on how to protect the state’s natural resources during times of growth.

Their project, Low Impact Development Multimodal Planning Resources for North Carolina, recently won a top award from the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award recognizes innovative and highly successful efforts to create sustainable communities.

Faculty and staff collaborated with partners from the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute, Upper Neuse Basin Association, Tetra Tech, The Captain’s Bookshelf, PLS, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, McKim and Creed, City of Raleigh and Land of Sky Regional Council.

NC State contributors are listed below.

Editors and Contributing Authors:

  • Christy Perrin, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Dr. Lee-Anne Milburn, former faculty member in landscape architecture
  • Laura Szpir, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering:

  • Dr. Bill Hunt
  • Dan Line
  • Jon Calabria
  • Kathy Debusk
  • Carter Cone
  • Dr. Jean Spooner
  • Dwane Jones

Department of Soil Science:

  • Dr. David Lindbo
  • Nancy Deal

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics:

  • Steve Smutko
  • Patrick Beggs

Cooperative Extension, Onslow County:

  • Diana Rashash

North Carolina Solar Center:

  • Dona Stankus

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