From the Archives: Planning for 36 Hours in Wilmington, NC

This week’s post was originally published by Luke Lowry on October 24, 2019. 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!   About … Continue reading From the Archives: Planning for 36 Hours in Wilmington, NC

From the Archives: How to Engage your Community Online

This week’s post was originally published by Sarah Parkins on April 19, 2018. This year has seen the world scramble to switch much of its in-person activities to an online format. What does this mean for community engagement? In her piece, Sarah Perkins shares her master’s project work, which researched the best practices for utilizing online community engagement tools. It’s no secret that community engagement … Continue reading From the Archives: How to Engage your Community Online

Pandemic Musings: Consent and Corona

By: Amy Sechrist Reflecting on the pandemic response thus far, I’m struck by the shift in tone surrounding personal and community responsibility related to COVID-19. The initial lockdown and self-isolation periods felt more like a call to sacrifice for a larger public good. We were asked, even if we were healthy, to please stay home and avoid being the link in a transmission chain that … Continue reading Pandemic Musings: Consent and Corona

Black Lives Matter

We paused our normal programming last week as we all processed the events from around the country. CPJ leadership stands in solidarity with the Black community and commits to an anti-racism online space.  To do our part in pushing the conversation forward, we will incorporate more posts that address racial justice and regularly promote different educational resources. We would like to begin with a book recommendation. The … Continue reading Black Lives Matter

Rebuilding their trust in what we say: Public information’s new frontier

This piece was originally published by Patience Wall on the Coastal Resilience Blog on May 18, 2020 Public information is at the core of our public safety and natural disaster resilience work. It’s a reliable source we can turn to when outcomes are uncertain and emergency responses are ambiguous. But in a world where we’re constantly bombarded with growing misinformation, contentious mistrust of government and … Continue reading Rebuilding their trust in what we say: Public information’s new frontier

Conceptual Design of Olde Richmond, Philadelphia: Olde Richmond Waterfront District

By Jo Kwon and Mariah Wozniak Introduction The Delaware River has played a vital role in Philadelphia’s economic development since the City’s inception as goods were transported via the River’s piers, wharfs, and canals to faraway places (Philadelphia2035 2011, 4). Access to the River provided an avenue to establish trade routes and enable the manufacturing economies that propelled Philadelphia into manufacturing prominence. However, Philadelphia neighborhoods … Continue reading Conceptual Design of Olde Richmond, Philadelphia: Olde Richmond Waterfront District

CPJ Recommended Book: Soft City

Sim provides a vision of an alternative urban future, where density and diversity in urban form strengthen our relationships and create a flexible city that is both efficient and enjoyable to inhabit. Amy Sechrist, Soft City Book Review We are pleased to announce that David Sim’s Soft City has been selected as our “recommended book” from the 45th edition of the Carolina Planning Journal. While … Continue reading CPJ Recommended Book: Soft City

From the Archives: Got Green Space?

This post was originally published by Anna Patterson on November 24, 2017. As COVID-19 has limited much of our activity and movement to our homes, many people are turning to the outdoors for a bit of refuge. Exploring the importance of green spaces- particularly on public health- this piece is once again relevant. Planning for Preventative Health Urban green space provides a place to escape … Continue reading From the Archives: Got Green Space?

When to Encourage a Monopoly: Uber and Lyft Are Killing Public Transit

By Evan King From an equity, economic, and common sense standpoint, the title of this post sounds terrible. Hear me out. Public transit is in trouble and has been for years. Transit ridership has been falling across the United States, and researchers have been coming closer and closer to attributing this to the rise of ride-hailing. Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft fulfill … Continue reading When to Encourage a Monopoly: Uber and Lyft Are Killing Public Transit

From the CPJ Archives: Steps Towards Recovery – An Integrated Platform for Disaster Recovery Planning, Management, and Tracking

This week we’re sharing an article that originally appeared in Volume 42 of the Carolina Planning Journal back in 2017. The theme of that edition was Re:(Anything) from Revitalization to Resilience. This volume sought to understand the convergent and contradictory meanings behind the prefix ‘re-‘. Articles covered diverse topics like revitalization, resiliency, and reinvestment. In this piece, Jennifer Horney and Katie Kirsch, both of Texas … Continue reading From the CPJ Archives: Steps Towards Recovery – An Integrated Platform for Disaster Recovery Planning, Management, and Tracking