Community Supported Development (CSD) recognizes the natural beauty
and unique character of the Asheville area and the threat that unchecked
development poses. We seek to promote sustainable development
throughout this area by means of broad-based involvement of its current
residents in the decision-making process.
- CSD seeks to protect the opportunities for residents to
participate in the planning and development decisions affecting
- CSD advocates land use practices that preserve natural and
historic resources, sustain regional identity and provide
environmentally appropriate locations for new services and industry.
- CSD works to help educate and build a strong, active and
diverse network of residents who understand the need for and support
sustainable development practices.
- CSD encourages local citizens to work together to create a
healthy community where living wage jobs are available, urban sprawl
is contained, transportation is efficient, public services are
accessible, historic resources are preserved and the natural beauty
of our native forests, rivers and mountains is protected.