Introducing Our New Editors for 2022

The Carolina Planning Journal (CPJ) and ∆NGLES are excited to announce the editors for the 2022-2023 school year: Lance Gloss and Joungwon Kwon. Read on to learn more about them.


LANCE GLOSS | Editor-in-Chief, Carolina Planning Journal

Lance is a second-generation urban planner with a passion for economic development strategies that center natural resource conservation and community uplift. He served as Managing Editor of the Urban Journal at Brown University, Section Editor at the College Hill Independent, and Senior Planner for the City of Grand Junction. Hailing from sunny Colorado, he earned his BA in Urban Studies at Brown and will earn his Master in City and Regional Planning at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2023. Outside of work, he can be found on his bicycle, in the woods, or on the rugby pitch.

JOUNGWON KWON | Managing Editor, Angles

Jo (Joungwon) Kwon is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She is interested in using visuals in plans, specifically in environmental planning. She has been a part of CPJ since 2019. With a background in Statistics and English Literature, she received her M.A. in Computational Media at Duke University. In her free time, she enjoys watching indie films, going to live performances, and drinking good coffee. This summer Jo will be working on her proposal on the role of visuals in planning.


Please join us in giving a huge thank you and congratulations to our outgoing editors Pierce Holloway and Emma Vinella-Brusher! Pierce has graduated with a Master of City and Regional Planning. Emma will be in her third year and will continue to be a part of CPJ in Fall 2022. Read on for reflections from the two editors.

I had the pleasure of serving as the Editor-in-Chief for the previous year which was a great education on the art of coordination. It was an exciting role to fill, paralleling the return to campus for our department as well as UNC. I learned how to be a better communicator and project manager from the myriad of authors and editors I worked with. My role allowed me to learn just how many moving parts are required to take a journal from an idea to a fully-fledged published journal you can hold in your hands. A massive thank you goes out to all the students, authors, and departmental staff that offered their time to make this year’s journal a success! I will continue to be thankful for the experience and look forward to seeing how the journal evolves with each year’s cohorts.

This past year was another busy one for the Carolina Angles blog. As Managing Editor, I was lucky enough to work with over a dozen talented authors, editors, and content creators to showcase the incredible work happening at both UNC and within the broader planning community. From the impact of tech on housing affordability, to the history of Durham’s queer bars, to the role structural racism plays in food access, Angles explored the challenges and opportunities within the field of planning from a variety of perspectives. I am so grateful for this experience, and am looking forward to taking a step back from my leadership role this coming year while continuing to support both the print journal and online blog. CPJ is in great hands with the rising leadership team, and I’m so excited to watch the journal and blog continue to grow!


Post by Jo Kwon, Angles Managing Editor