Too Big to Dismantle: Planning for Reuse of the Tarheel Army Missile Plant

By Ian Baltutis As cities grow and develop and the national economy fluctuates, the industries that occupy cities change too. When the economy is booming, built structures of immense scale are constructed to accommodate the surge in industry. However, when the economy subsides, there is rarely the economic energy necessary to dismantle or repurpose those same structures. The Tarheel Army Missile Plant (TAMP) in Burlington, … Continue reading Too Big to Dismantle: Planning for Reuse of the Tarheel Army Missile Plant

The case for a K-12 planning education 

By Isabel Soberal What would it look like to incorporate principles of urban planning into the K-12 curriculum in U.S schools—could it be the answer to apathy planners are looking for? Dr. Thomas Campanella’s 2011 article, entitled “Jane Jacobs and the Death and Life of American Planning,” reflects on the canonization of Jane Jacobs by grassroots activists, not necessarily for the overall betterment of the … Continue reading The case for a K-12 planning education 

From Archives) What XKCD Can Teach You About Planning

This post was originally published on March 27, 2018, and is one of the most viewed articles in 2022.  By Nora Schwaller XKCD is a beloved, online nerd comic that primarily involves esoteric jokes about physics and math with a healthy dose of snark. But that’s not all these humble stick figures provide. They can also offer valuable insight and lessons into some of the … Continue reading From Archives) What XKCD Can Teach You About Planning

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Toulouse, France

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 Jo Kwon, Managing Editor About the visit: I recently visited … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Toulouse, France

Women Are Needed in Spaces Where Decisions Are Being Made  

By Rene Marker-Katz Climate change is ingrained in much of the work being done through the lens of urban planning, policy initiative, and other sectors influential at the human scale. While the web of climate adaptation has recently become embedded within the core of urban planning, it is crucial to address the continued lack of gender diversity in spaces where decisions are made.  This lack … Continue reading Women Are Needed in Spaces Where Decisions Are Being Made  

Announcing the Carolina Angles Winter Photo Contest

Do you have winter travel plans? Preparing for a holiday staycation? Either way, Carolina Angles invites you to participate in our Winter Photo Contest! We encourage UNC planning students, alumni, and all urban enthusiasts to enter. Photos will be judged based on aesthetics as well as the articulated connection to planning. The photographer of the winning photo will receive: Please use this google form to … Continue reading Announcing the Carolina Angles Winter Photo Contest

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”

Drawing Lines is Hard and We Need to Be More Decisive About It  

By Ian Baltutis (John W Powell’s 1890 proposal to the US Congress about redrawing western state boundaries to match watershed districts as a method for effectively managing the limited water supply) Having grown up in the Midwest, I remember fondly how easy it seemed to fill in the names of some states and not others on elementary school geography assignments. The clean geometric lines of … Continue reading Drawing Lines is Hard and We Need to Be More Decisive About It  

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