How Decisions are Made: The People’s Park Housing Project in Berkeley, CA 

By Kathryn Cunnigham Back in 2017, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín announced a housing development project at People’s Park. This project, set to start construction in late 2022, will redevelop the park into housing for students, low-income residents, and the unhoused. The City also promised to preserve 60% of the land for historical commemoration and green space.   Not … Continue reading How Decisions are Made: The People’s Park Housing Project in Berkeley, CA 

Mitch Silver’s Real Talk on “Planning with Purpose”

By Lance Gloss, Editor-in-Chief Professional planners need special knowledge to accomplish their core tasks. We know this. It may be even more important that planners understand why they do these tasks. This was one of Mitch Silver’s main messages as he connected the dots between ethics and outcomes in the planning profession. The celebrated planner graced the DCRP with a presentation on November 18, thanks … Continue reading Mitch Silver’s Real Talk on “Planning with Purpose”

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Dallas, TX 

Planner’s Travel Series  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! By Daniel Liu About the visit: After recently graduating, I moved … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Dallas, TX 

From Archives) How Hey Arnold inspired suburban millennials to dream about the city

Nickelodeon 90’s cartoons largely reflect the suburban world that much of its young audience grew up in. Think Spongebob’s Bikini Bottom, or the Rugrats’ California single-family residential neighborhood. One show, Hey Arnold, stands out from the rest, taking its viewers out of the suburbs for a trip downtown. Continue reading From Archives) How Hey Arnold inspired suburban millennials to dream about the city

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Planner’s Travel Series  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/Nature, a Brew, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact! By Nicholas Stover About the visit: I visited Iceland as part … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Boom Supersonic, North Carolina, and the Risks we Choose to Take  

By Henry Read NC’s Big Bet   In January 2022 NC Governor Roy Cooper, along with other political notables, announced that Boom Supersonic would be opening its “Overture Superfactory” at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI). This facility is intended to test and build supersonic airliners. Boom claims it will employ 1,750 people by 2030 and lead to over $0.5 billion in investment in Guilford County. Officials … Continue reading Boom Supersonic, North Carolina, and the Risks we Choose to Take  

Reflections of the Center for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS)’s Roundtable on Governance and Smart Cities

By Jo Kwon Last week, the Center for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS) at UNC hosted a roundtable on Governance and Smart Cities. This offered a perfect preview of the topics that will be addressed in Volume 48 of the Carolina Planning Journal, entitled Urban Analytics: Capabilities and Critiques. The roundtable included Prof. Päivi Korpisaari from the University of Helsinki, Prof. Anne Klinefelter from the … Continue reading Reflections of the Center for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS)’s Roundtable on Governance and Smart Cities

2022 North Carolina APA Conference in Winston-Salem

By Lance Gloss Attendees at the 2022 APA-NC Conference were relieved to return to an in-person format after two years of virtual events during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Planners from cities and firms throughout the state gathered in Winston-Salem from September 13th to 16th. They shared updates from their work, shared laughs, and considered the evolving practice of planning in North Carolina. Architect … Continue reading 2022 North Carolina APA Conference in Winston-Salem

Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership

By Josephine Justin This past May, I started working with the Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) as a Program Coordinator. The SCDRP is a coalition of public and private organizations that collectively seeks to strengthen the resilience of communities to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of natural hazards and climate change. SCDRP is the broadest regional collaborative network for professionals in emergency … Continue reading Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Cartagena, Colombia

Planner’s Travel Series  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/Bite, a Brew, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact! By Catherine McManus About the visit: I recently visited northern Colombia … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Cartagena, Colombia