Reimagining Greenville: Building the Best Downtown in America

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People everywhere have hailed downtown Greenville as one of the best in America.  From its tree-lined Main Street to its bustling riverfront to the gardens around its cascading waterfalls, the city inspired numerous other cities to try and duplicate its success. Using unique public-private partnerships, the revitalization of downtown Greenville was a true collaborative effort that helped to create a walkable and livable downtown. The city also boasts amazing modern and traditional art as well as a host of top-notch restaurants. Once considered just a business-only town, Greenville has emerged as a metropolitan destination. In this updated edition, authors John Boyanoski and Mayor Knox White detail the toils and tribulations that produced a world-class city.
ISBN: 9781467139809
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Images: 48
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
John Boyanoski spent a decade covering the city of Greenville (and other beats) for the Greenville News and Greenville Journal before opening his own public relations firm in 2012. A winner of numerous journalism awards, he is the author of three other books and is active in the community, sitting on several boards. He is a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Syracuse University. Knox White has served as mayor of Greenville since December 1995. As mayor, he has the goal of making the city of Greenville “the most beautiful and livable city in America.” He has emphasized neighborhood revitalization, economic development and transformational projects for downtown. A native of Greenville and a graduate of Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville High School, Wake Forest University and the University of South Carolina School of Law, Knox White is a partner in the law firm of Haynsworth, Sinkler & Boyd, where he heads the firm's immigration and customs practices. He is married to Marsha P. White, and they have two children.