Upstate Professional Planners

    Encouraging growth in appropriate locations that enhance livability in the Upstate

    Who: Professional city and county planners, as well as others interested in land use and planning policy across the region

    What: Convene periodically to network, share practices, and learn about relevant industry topics/challenges

    Contact us to get involved!

    Upcoming 2022 Workshops:

    Thursday, May 12, 2022: 2022 Climate Connection Workshop: Integrating Climate and Planning for South Carolina’s Future. Register Now!

    2021 Workshops

    Thursday, May 13, 2021: Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis Review Presentation.

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021: Northside Community Update presented by Michael Williamson and Tony Thomas from Northside Development Group.

    February 24, 2021: Freedom Mobility Program presented by Upstate Mobility Alliance’s Moving People Task Force and Greenlink.

    2020 Workshops

    October 28, 2020 Workshop: The Unity Park Plan presented by Darren Meyer of MKSK, the designer of Unity Park and Joelle Teachey of TreesUpstate

    May 27, 2020 Workshop: Virtual Public Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    2019 Workshop Presentations:
    April 24, 2019 Workshop – Downtowns at the Top
    July 30, 2019 Workshop- Planning for the Environment

    Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis

    Ten at the Top is reviewing the Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis originally completed in 2015. As many counties have revised, updated, or rewritten their comprehensive plans over the last five years, this project will update the work from the previous comprehensive plan review, identify new commonalities between the plans, and connect these ideas with current programs being developed within Upstate South Carolina. There also will be an increased look at the connection between land use and transportation.

    Click below to view the 2020/21 Plan




    The Shaping Our Future Growth Analysis was conducted by a consortium that included Ten at the Top, Upstate Forever, and the Riley Institute at Furman University. The analysis looked at land use and revenue projections for the current dispersed growth pattern in the region as well as potential alternatives.