Happy New Year from the Carolina Planning Journal!

The CPJ Editorial Board at the 2015 launch of our online platform, Angles
The CPJ Editorial Board at the 2015 launch of our online platform, Angles

2015 was a great and productive year for The Carolina Planning Journal! We published Volume 40 of our print journal, “Planning for the New Economy;” we launched our online platform, Angles; we met with planning practitioners at the North Carolina American Planning Association conference in Raleigh, NC, and with planners from all over the nation at the 2015 American Planning Association conference in Seattle; we began our three-year strategic planning process; and more!

Cover Design by Alex McCarn
Cover Design by Alex McCarn

Today, we are making a PDF of Volume 40:Planning for the New Economy, available for free here. Check out our Table of Contents below, and see what our writers contributed in 2015.

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If you would like to get this volume (or any other back issue) in print, you can buy it here. Please consider subscribing to the Journal to support all this great work and to be the first to read Volume 41: Planning for Creativity online and in print when it is released in May 2016.

Thank you so much for an inspirational year to all who read the print volume, the blog, or spoke with us at a conference. Here’s to another great year!

CPJ Editors in Chief 2014 - 2017. From left: Cara Isher-Witt, Rachel Wexler, and Julia Barnard
CPJ Editors in Chief 2014 – 2017. From left: Cara Isher-Witt, Rachel Wexler, and Julia Barnard

About the 2014/15 Editors in Chief of the Carolina Planning Journal:

Julia Barnard is a 2016 master’s candidate specializing in economic development. At DCRP, she serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Carolina Planning Journal and the Carolina Angles Blog. Before coming to UNC, Julia worked as a community organizer for Texas Hillel in Austin, Texas and earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in history. Since starting at DCRP, Julia has worked with Fusebox Festival’s thinkEAST project in Austin and with the Center for Community Capital in Chapel Hill.

Cara Isher-Witt was born and raised in the mountains of western North Carolina, where she started her planning career early by observing sweeping economic change in her small town. She holds a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of City and Regional Planning. She is currently an associate at CodeWright Planners, where she brings an economic development and creative communication perspective to planning and zoning projects across the Southeast.