2021 National Community Planning Month
Richland Exhibition: Revealing Community Resources
National Community Planning Month has been celebrated each October since 2006 as a way to highlight the role of planner planners and the importance of Planning in our communities. Planning can be summarized as guiding the physical development of communities, and the interaction of that development with the social, economic and environmental well-being of those communities. While many are unaware of the significant role of Planning, the profession has a range of impacts from where we live to how we commute, thus profoundly impacting our quality of life.
Planning month seeks to raise the visibility of the Planning profession and showcase the positive impact it has on our communities. Planning month is a way for citizens to learn more about local Planning initiatives, meet their planners and attend Planning related meetings and events that will help directly shape the communities in which they live.
This year, Neighborhood Improvement Program with host Richland Exhibition: Revealing Community Resources – an expo that focuses on promoting neighborhood independence by highlighting the importance of utilizing Richland County’s abundant non-county resources, supporting local businesses, and teaching neighborhood led leadership. This event will feature enrichment resources, teachings and demonstrations from local businesses, local non-profits, local for-profits and other various organizations. Anyone with interest in becoming a neighborhood leader can attend.
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Venue: Columbia Place Mall, 7201 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
Host(s): Community Planning & Development, Neighborhood Improvement Program
Food will be provided by popular restaurants. In the spirit of Halloween, kids in costumes will be given free candy. This is a free to attend event. In the event of inclement weather, this will turn into a drive-thru event.
Click here to register as an attendee on Eventbrite.
To register as an exhibitor, click here. Registration will close on October 23, 2021.
Download the flyer:
CPM 2021 Flyer (JPG)
CPM 2021 Flyer (PDF)
For more information or questions about Richland Exhibition: Revealing Community Resources, email the Neighborhood Improvement Program at NIP@richlandcountysc.gov or call 803-576-2190.