UNC City and Regional Planning Kicks off New Student Research Seminar Series

This semester, the Department of City and Regional Planning is kicking off a new event series. The Student Research Seminar Series gives a few students each month an opportunity to present on a research project they’re working on. Recognizing that good research requires a team effort, these seminars give students a chance to solicit feedback and advice on their work, while also practicing their presentation skills.

To get a taste of what our students have been up to, here is the schedule for this semester. If you happen to find yourself in New East 101, be sure to join and support the exciting research efforts of our students!


Emma Blondon (MCRP), Ellen Emeric (MCRP), Anna Jane Jones (MCRP), Margaret Keener (MCRP), Nick Smith (MCRP), Matt Stern (MCRP) (3:30-4:15pm)

Planners Hack the 2019 ULI Hines Competition: Cincinnati Riverfront Redevelopment

Ahmed Rachid El-Khattabi (PhD) (4:15-5:00pm)

Responding to Droughts: The Geography of Water-Related Technological Innovation



Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno (MCRP/MPH) (3:30-4:15pm)

Disrupted: A Visual Exploration of No Fault Evictions in Durham, NC

Atticus Jaramillo (PhD) (4:15-5:00pm)

Neighborhood Opportunity and Housing Choice Voucher Recipient Residential Satisfaction



Hunter Holbrook (MPH), Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno (MCRP/MPH), Michele Plaugic (MCRP/MPH), Hilary Pollan (MCRP/MPH), Alison Salomon (MCRP/MPH) (3:00-3:45pm)

Conceptualizing the Farm-to-Hospital System in North Carolina

Caroline Lauer (PhD) (3:45-4:15pm)

Low-Income Households Responses to Energy Price Shocks

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Featured Image: The home of the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning in New East Hall, Photo Credit: UNC DCRP Website

About the author: Leah Campbell is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of City and Regional Planning, where she focuses on equitable climate adaptation and disaster mitigation. Prior to UNC, she worked in the environmental nonprofit sector in California after receiving her B.S. in Geophysics and Environmental Science from Yale in 2015.