The Chapel Hill Inventory of Resources for Bicycles (CHIRB)

By Eli Powell In May 2020, my supervisors on the Transportation Planning Team at the Town of Chapel Hill approached me about updating their bicycle parking inventory. It had not been touched since 2011 and the Planning Department wanted more current bicycle parking data in order to more thoroughly analyze how well developers were adhering to bicycle parking capacity requirements and design guidelines outlined in … Continue reading The Chapel Hill Inventory of Resources for Bicycles (CHIRB)

The Potential Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on Future U.S. Land Use

By Will Anderson The following is written under the assumption that by the year 2050, the United States will have completely converted to the usage of level 5 autonomous vehicles (AVs). This means that all vehicles will be fully automated and capable of performing all driving functions under any conditions. Innovations such as camera sensors, Lidar, Radar, ultrasound, and computer vision will enable AVs to … Continue reading The Potential Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on Future U.S. Land Use

How to Help Texans

Winter Storm Uri brought freezing temperatures to the state of Texas and power outages to millions. Now, several days later, nearly a half-million residents remain without electricity and struggle to stay warm and survive the harsh conditions. Many have pointed to how the blackouts have disproportionately affected already vulnerable populations, and night photos seem to highlight the physicality of the divide. Organizations across Texas are … Continue reading How to Help Texans

It’s a SNAP: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Face of COVID-19

By Emma Vinella-Brusher Of all of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one that has been at the top of my mind is the exacerbation of the already severe food insecurity problem we have here in the U.S. Food insecurity, or a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, was a health concern already affecting 35 million Americans, including … Continue reading It’s a SNAP: Addressing Food Insecurity in the Face of COVID-19

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Tampa, FL

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 Doug Bright About the visit: While travel remains inadvisable and typical tourist activities … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Tampa, FL

Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal: Hazards in the Southeastern United States

Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal is now available to read online. Learn more about it below! Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal, titled Hazards in the Southeastern United States, considers how planners can prepare for natural disasters in the near and distant future. The topic is timely given the significant impacts and costs of recent natural hazard events in our backyard following Hurricanes … Continue reading Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal: Hazards in the Southeastern United States

36 Hours in Elysium

By Jacob Becker “There is no city in the world with more contrasts than Revachol.” That’s what they say, but I didn’t read the guidebook, so my knowledge of the region is basically non-existent. I’m in Revachol for an indeterminate amount of time, and I have to rely on what the city reveals to me as I shiver in the cold Insulindian winds. I hear … Continue reading 36 Hours in Elysium