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City and Regional Planning

Clemson CRP in the Community

Our CRP faculty participate in and serve on various professional planning organizations and boards.  Below are 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. Dyckman is Chair of Tigers Advocate Advisory Board with Clemson University.
    • Dr. Dyckman is member of Diversity Planning Committee with College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities.
    • Dr. Barry Nocks served as Chair (2014-2016) 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. Eric Morris served on a committee for a re-envisioning of the CATbus system.
    • Dr. Robert Benedict served on the Design Review Board for the City of Greenville, SC.
    • Dr. John Gaber was appointed by SC Governor Henry McMaster to serve as a member of the SC Advisory Committee on Educational Requirements for Local Government Planning or Zoning Officials and Employees for the term 2022-2024.
    • Dr. Mickey Lauria, professor emeritus, served as Chair of the Planning Accreditation Board Advisory Committee in the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Clemson University and the MCRP Program played a big part in contributing to the Reedy River Project in Greenville, SC.

Each year, our students take a Professional Studio course, in which they participate in real-world planning projects in the local communities including Clemson, Anderson, and Spartanburg. Below are some of the recent projects the students experienced:

    • Newry Historic Mill Village (2020)
    • Nichols Community Planning, Next Steps (2019)
    • Lamar Community Planning, Next Steps (2018)
    • City of Clemson: Cadillac Heights Neighborhood (2018)
    • Greater Sullivan Neighborhood Visioning Plan Inventory (2015)
    • Pleasant Valley Visioning Plan (2015)
    • Upstate Comprehensive Plan Analysis (2014)

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.”

View complete City and Regional Planning Terminal Projects  in the library's Tiger Prints System

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