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Now Available Online – Volume 44 of the Carolina Planning Journal

Volume 44 of the Carolina Planning Journal is now available for free on the Carolina Planning Journal webpage. Just scroll to the bottom and click on the link! The theme of Volume 44, Changing Ways, Making Change, was inspired by the planner’s enduring yet evolving relationship with change. Our field is inherently intertwined with change: how can we best adapt to and manage inevitable change, prevent detrimental change, and … Continue reading Now Available Online – Volume 44 of the Carolina Planning Journal

Book Review from the Journal: Superpower, Russell Gold

This week, we are featuring a book review from Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal. Olivia Corriere reflects on Russell Gold’s Superpower. Superpower tells the story of Michael Skelly and his rise as one of the leading figures in the world of renewable energy. Book Review by Olivia Corriere Superpower follows quirky, optimistic businessman Michael Skelly from his beginnings installing rainforest canopy gondolas in … Continue reading Book Review from the Journal: Superpower, Russell Gold

Bike on a Budget: Affordable Solutions to Improve the Bicycling Experience

By: Pierce Holloway Making your bike more comfortable can shift your biking experience from granny to great – And many of these solutions can be done for $20, or even free! First step: bicycle fit. Perhaps the easiest way to improve your riding experience is to make sure your saddle (seat) is at the right height. To check the height, enlist a friend to stand … Continue reading Bike on a Budget: Affordable Solutions to Improve the Bicycling Experience

From the Archives: 2020 Master’s Projects

Master’s project proposals are due today! While second-year DCRP students work to finalize their items for submission, let’s revisit a few projects completed by the class of 2020. Today’s post comes from pieces originally published on February 7, 2020 and January 17, 2020. UNC’s top-ranked master’s program is designed to successfully prepare students for professional planning practice. A central component of the curriculum is a … Continue reading From the Archives: 2020 Master’s Projects

Book Review from the Journal: Everything Must Go, Kevin Coval

This week, we are sharing a book review from the most recent edition of the Carolina Planning Journal (Volume 45). Doug Bright shares his thoughts on author Kevin Coval’s Everything Must Go. The collection of poetry is an ode to Chicago’s Wicker Park and also features illustrations by artist Langston Allston. Book Review by Doug Bright Kevin Coval’s latest collection of poems, Everything Must Go, … Continue reading Book Review from the Journal: Everything Must Go, Kevin Coval

Podcasts for Planners

Sometimes you need to step away from your computer, put on your headphones, and go for a walk. This week, we’re sharing some great planning-related podcasts to listen to. Let us know if you have a favorite episode or a new recommendation! Monocle 24: The Urbanist With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, … Continue reading Podcasts for Planners

Book Review from the Journal: Race for Profit, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

This week, we are sharing a book review that appeared in the most recent edition of the Carolina Planning Journal (Volume 45). Veronica Brown discusses author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s 2019 book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership. Book Review by Veronica Brown In Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor details … Continue reading Book Review from the Journal: Race for Profit, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Planning for 36 Hours in Daejeon

About the series: Welcome to our ongoing travel series. These are all posts written by planning students and professionals about what to do in a given city when looking for Brunch, a Brew, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact! About the visit: With COVID-19 all over the world, I unexpectedly came to Daejeon, … Continue reading Planning for 36 Hours in Daejeon

WEBINAR RECORDING – Whiteness and Urban Planning: A Conversation with Edward Goetz and Rashad Williams

UPDATE: Check out the webinar recording, available here! We’re grateful to Edward and Rashad for taking the time to talk with us, and to the many attendees for their thoughtful questions. We hope you’ll take a moment to watch the discussion, which touched on everything from concentrations of white wealth to equitable community participation in planning. Don’t forget: Carolina Planning Journal’s 2021 Call for Papers … Continue reading WEBINAR RECORDING – Whiteness and Urban Planning: A Conversation with Edward Goetz and Rashad Williams

A Response on De-Radicalizing Planning

Radical: fundamental; extreme; favoring extreme changes in existing views, habits, conditions, or institutions; advocating extreme measures to retain or restore a political state of affairs. –Merriam-Webster Dictionary While I’ve been a strong advocate for change, I’ve honestly never really thought of myself, my work, or my beliefs as radical. I may protest wrongs or practice ‘do unto others as I would have them do unto … Continue reading A Response on De-Radicalizing Planning

DCRP Summer Musings

In a summer unlike any other, DCRP students continue to find ways to engage with their communities and have meaningful experiences. This week, we are sharing updates and reflections from four students. Emily Gvino This summer, Emily Gvino is completing her Gillings School of Global Health practicum requirements with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA), a sub-organization under NOAA as part of their Climate … Continue reading DCRP Summer Musings