Magazine article Public Management

Field Demonstrations

Magazine article Public Management

Field Demonstrations

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Charlotte's Tree Canopy: A City in a Forest

Sunday, Sept. 14, 12:45-2:15 p.m.

Charlotte's tree canopy is the city's signature natural resource. In 2011, the city council adopted a "50% Canopy by 2050" policy that set a goal to preserve and enhance the canopy. Charlotte employs three complementary strategies to accomplish this goal: maintenance of healthy trees on public property, land development regulations balancing tree protection with economic growth, and strong community collaboration that has sparked the creation of a grassroots initiative to plant trees everywhere. Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The bus trip takes 10 minutes. $20.

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Mecklenburg County: Place Making and the Transformation of Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Sunday, Sept. 14, 12:45-2:15 p.m.

Working together, public and private partners transformed an ignored, polluted creek bordered by fast-food restaurants and covered by parking structures into a unique linear park named Little Sugar Creek Greenway. This walking tour showcases the 1.2-mile civic space in the heart of Charlotte. Walking shoes, comfortable clothing, and sunscreen or a raincoat are recommended. The bus trip takes 5 minutes. $20.

Rock Hill, South Carolina: Investing in Amateur Sports Facilities

Monday, Sept. 15, 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Rock Hill is a leader in the area of amateur sports tourism. Its venues, including a rare cycling velodrome, are nationally recognized and draw visitors from across the country. This demo will feature an overview of the city's sports tourism facilities and its history in the field. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The bus trip takes 40 minutes. $20.

Charlotte's Levine Center for the Arts

Monday, Sept. 15, 12:45-3:15 p.m.

This field demo will feature Charlotte's showcase arts destination, the Levine Center for the Arts. …

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