Promoting Vibrant Neighborhoods

The PSC convenes the conversations that matter and collaborates with community partners to advocate for a livable city.

KEEP CHARLESTON REAL

Livability

The PSC convenes the conversations that matter and collaborates with community partners to advocate for a well-planned city that promotes great neighborhoods and vibrant commercial districts.

Zoning, land use, and design play an integral role in ensuring that Charleston remains a livable city for its residents. Affordable places to live, access to jobs and education, reliable public services, linkages to green spaces, multiple modes of transportation, appealing public spaces, enriching arts and culture, and inimitable character: these are what make a city great.

LIVABILITY

Tourism Management

Named Condé Nast Traveler’s top city for the past 8 years, Charleston has seen a more than 71% increase in tourists during that period, from 4.2 to 7.2 million per year. At this rate, we will have more than 11 million visitors per year by 2026. We must shift focus from tourism promotion to tourism management, giving those who live and work here a greater voice in the decisions that affect them

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Authenticity

Preservation allows us to ensure that the lessons of the historic city continue to inspire and inform. The challenge we face is to provide a pathway for Charleston to grow and evolve while maintaining its unique sense of place. Through our advocacy on issues of historic preservation, zoning, land use, and design, the PSC works to ensure that what is vibrant and irreplaceable about Charleston endures.

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Resiliency

From supporting economic diversity in our commercial corridors to promoting comprehensive flood and storm mitigation, we must identify creative solutions to advance Charleston’s resilience. In the face of unprecedented challenges and change, Charleston should not survive, but thrive.  Our community’s success is predicated on balancing the needs of residents with the forces that test its resilience.

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Engagement

Our work is integrative. We confer with experts in the field, survey residents, communicate directly with City Staff, research innovative practices, and collaborate with local coalitions. Through these efforts, the PSC advocates for the best in historic preservation and thoughtful urbanism in Charleston. Stand up with us.

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