Building Visionary Stewardship

Building Visionary Stewardship

Yesterday’s front-page story in the News & Observer chronicles the next step in re-envisioning one of downtown Raleigh’s most polluted streams.  What has been a neglected channel suitable only for flushing downtown’s stormwater waste will become a valuable linear park.  The re-envisioned Pigeon House Branch will anchor the redevelopment of blighted industrial areas along its course. 

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Charlotte uncovered their own forgotten Sugar Creek several years ago.  Now it is the most highly traveled bike-share greenway in all of Charlotte.

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As Council’s only LEED-Accredited professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the evolving Devereux Meadows transformation represents the philosophy that has always guided my Council work: For Raleigh to be healthy and prosperous in the long run, we must re-envision the relationship between natural and man-made systems. By planning future growth that transforms neglected and devalued natural systems like Pigeon House Branch, we create healthy environmental assets that add to our quality of life.