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Now Available Online – Volume 43 of the Carolina Planning Journal

Volume 43 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 for this issue, “Planning for Uncertainty,” was inspired by the unexpected results of the 2016 presidential election, which raised countless questions about our values, how politics affect planning, and the future trajectory of our country. Authors in this … Continue reading Now Available Online – Volume 43 of the Carolina Planning Journal

What to Do the Day Before the Day After Tomorrow: Climate Change Surivalism

What are ‘Preppers’? While some people are still buying million-dollar land on Miami Beach despite the fact that it will be underwater in 50 years, others are taking individual measures to prepare for a changing world. Preppers, also known as survivalists, believe that they are likely to face a major catastrophe and take preparing for such an emergency into their own hands.  These catastrophes vary … Continue reading What to Do the Day Before the Day After Tomorrow: Climate Change Surivalism

A Few Words in Defense of Driving – But Only Against Autonomous Vehicles

“All that is left of the original impulse toward autonomy and initiative [of American suburbia] is the driving of the private motor car, but . . . clever engineers already threaten to remove the individual control by a system of automation.” – Lewis Mumford, The City in History, 1961 Carolina DCRP students, especially those who have taken courses on transportation, have been part of many … Continue reading A Few Words in Defense of Driving – But Only Against Autonomous Vehicles

Undergrad Quincy Godwin: Using Facebook to forget affiliations, talk about climate change

Here’s the scene… I was taking a break from studying and scrolling through my Facebook feed during the Global Climate Strike week. It was depressing. All I saw were memes from both sides of the political fence, all on the topic of the ‘idiots’ on the other side. I feel that it’s worth saying that I strongly oppose the bipartisan political system in place in this … Continue reading Undergrad Quincy Godwin: Using Facebook to forget affiliations, talk about climate change

Local Update: Bolin Creek Trail Underpass

We’ve all been there… You’ve pulled yourself away from your work, laced up your sneakers, and taken one last gulp of water before flying out the door. The beating North Carolina sun won’t make this run any easier, but the shady Bolin Creek Trail will. Just as you’re settling into your run, you stop dead in your tracks. Who put a four-lane road in the middle of my … Continue reading Local Update: Bolin Creek Trail Underpass

A Walk through the Granite Garden

“The city is a granite garden, composed of many smaller gardens, set in a garden world… Nature in the city must be cultivated, like a garden, rather than ignored or subdued.”  In her 1984 classic The Granite Garden, Anne Spirn challenges the idea of the city in opposition to nature, advocating instead a theory of urban ecology. She contends that humans coexist with natural forces … Continue reading A Walk through the Granite Garden

The Viability of the Longleaf Pine

“Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine, The summertime land where the sun doth shine, Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here’s to “Down Home,” the Old North State!” -North Carolina State Toast             The longleaf pine is North Carolina’s state tree not only because it is a beautiful tree, but because it is a productive tree. Hundreds of years … Continue reading The Viability of the Longleaf Pine

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Burlington, VT

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: Whether you’re a foodie, an arts enthusiast, an outdoor adventurer, or anything in between … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Burlington, VT