Greenville – Planning Today for Tomorrow

A Strategic Plan To Revive the Heart and Soul of the Delta

Links and Resources


Heart and Soul

The resources listed below provide more information on the planning process and issues specific to Greenville. If you have a suggested link, please contact us.

City of Greenville Planning Department: www.greenvillems.org/citygovernment/planning-development/

Lead planning team: www.OrionPlanningGroup.com


 Rightsizing Approaches to City Planning

Preservation Rightsize Network – The Preservation Rightsizing Network addresses the urgent issue of rightsizing in American legacy cities and neighborhoods. It brings together planners, preservation advocates, land banks, community development organizations, and other community stakeholders to develop and share practical tools for constructively engaging in and influencing local planning processes and local strategies, with the goal of creating more livable communities and laying a foundation for the revitalization of older and historic cities and neighborhoods.

Rightsizing Community; Lessons from Youngstown – A blog article by Marisa Novara pointing out key lessons in planning for the rightsizing of legacy cities.

MIT: Rightsizing Shrinking Cities – This scholarly article by Brent D. Ryan, Associate Professor of Urban Design and Public Policy in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning examines the aesthetic and design considerations for rightsizing shrinking cities.

Youngstown Ohio Plan – Novel in its approach to dealing effectively with declining population, the Youngstown 2010 Plan has drawn interest from cities around the world that are experiencing post-industrial population loss or declining birth rates. The Youngstown 2010 Plan has also won State and National planning awards, including the prestigious American Planning Association (APA) 2007 National Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach.

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