Textiles mills once dominated the Haw River’s economy. But by the 1990s, most of the mills had closed and the mill towns struggled to survive. In recent years, mill structures have been rehabbed for a new generation of residents, and a wide variety of new uses.
A Year in America
In this series starting in Fall 2013, you’ll find postings from three different parts of the country: Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Sartell, Minnesota; and North Carolina’s Triangle region.
— August 22, 2014 update: we’ve now completed the series. Our thanks to Kathy Trauger, Anita Rasmussen, and Deepa Sanyal for their excellent contributions.
Taking a look at the critically important economic impact that cultural tourism has in North Carolina’s Triangle region.
Sartell, Minnesota is a small community located in Central Minnesota, next to St. Cloud. As part of our Year in America series, planner Anita Rasmussen will fill you in on the major planning issues facing Sartell.
“Territory folks should stick together, Territory folks should all be pals,” said Rodgers & Hammerstein in Oklahoma. How well do your planning commissioners, city councilors, and other city boards — like Territory folks — stick and work together?
Today we introduce the second of the three writers for our “A Year in America” series — Deepa Sanyal, a planner from the Triangle region of North Carolina. A preview of some of the topics she’ll be reporting on in the months ahead.
We kick off our “A Year in America” series with planning commissioner Kathy Trauger providing an introduction to her hometown: Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and highlighting some of the issues she’ll be reporting on.