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Clemson in the Community

Our faculty participate in and serve on various professional planning organizations and boards.  Below are some ways in which our faculty are involved in the community (for a full list of professional service, please see each faculty member's Curriculum Vitae):

    • Dr. Caitlin Dyckman's research on conservation easements: "Researchers receive grant to examine impacts of conservation easements."
    • Dr. Barry Nocks serves as Chair (2014-16) of the Planning Accreditation Board, Fellow in the College of the American Institute of Certified Planning, Chair of the Design Review Board, and an Ex-officio Member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
    • Dr. Mickey Lauria serves as Chair of the Planning Accreditation Board Advisory Committee in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
    • Dr. Eric Morris serves on a committee for a re-envisioning of the CATbus system.
    • Dr. Robert Benedict serves on the Design Review Board for the City of Greenville, SC.

Clemson University and the MCRP Program played a big part in contributing to the Reedy River Project in Greenville, SC.  Please follow this link to see Dr. Barry Nocks' slides regarding his participation in the project: Reedy River PowerPoint

Each year, our students take a Professional Studio course, in which they participate in real-world planning projects in the local community.  Below are some of the recent projects the students have done:

    • Greater Sullivan Neighborhood Visioning Plan Inventory (2015)
    • Pleasant Valley Visioning Plan (2015)
    • Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis (2014)
    • Updating the Plan (2013)

In addition, some of our students conduct research locally for their final terminal project or thesis.  Recent titles of those projects include, but are not limited to:

    • “Mitigating Sprawl and Creating a Compact, Pedestrian Friendly Environment Along Woodruff Road.”

    • “The Runway Trail—A Multi-Use Trail Encircling the Greenville Downtown Airport in Greenville, South Carolina.”

To view complete City and Regional Planning Terminal Projects, follow this link: MCRP Terminal Projects