SC conference focuses on land use after recession

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - More than 200 people are meeting in a South Carolina coastal city for a conference focusing on the future of land use in the state.

The Urban Land Institute South Carolina is holding its annual statewide conference in Charleston. The 2-day conference opens on Thursday.

The opening-day session includes an address by state Commerce Secretary Joe Taylor. On Friday, John K. McIlwain, a fellow with the Urban Land Institute, discusses the future of housing demand after the recession and reviews new trends in demand.

The Urban Land Institute is a global nonprofit research institute that works to promote responsible land use planning.

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