Planning for 36 Hours in Budapest

By Pierce Holloway 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 Views, Dessert, or a good idea on a Budget. To cap it all off, we include a fun planning fact!   About the visit: While traveling in Europe In late 2017 I happened … Continue reading Planning for 36 Hours in Budapest

From the Archives: Can America Replicate Singapore’s Garden Cities?

This week’s post was originally published on February 20, 2020. By Lizzie Tong In the realm of sustainability and urban planning, Singapore is often hailed as a city-state worthy of envy and comparison – a Garden City. Through 40 years of rapid economic development and a transformation into an international financial hub, Singapore has been mindful to protect its natural environment, developing a reputation as … Continue reading From the Archives: Can America Replicate Singapore’s Garden Cities?

Housing & The Nuclear Family

By: Elijah Gullett Introduction Despite its noble origins, zoning in the United States has often acted as a means of exclusion. Instead of implementing regulations to protect the health and safety of community members, zoning has been used by local homeowners and NIMBY groups to enforce a particular vision of who belongs in society. This has taken form, and continues to appear to this day, … Continue reading Housing & The Nuclear Family

Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City by Brandi Thompson Summers

By: Veronica Brown Brandi Thompson Summers’s Black in Place: The spatial aesthetics of race in a post-chocolate city draws upon participant observation, interviews, media accounts, and visual analysis to present a detailed case study of the Washington D.C. neighborhood of H Street NE, a commercial corridor patronized by Black locals throughout the twentieth century that has undergone significant gentrification in the past two decades. Thompson … Continue reading Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City by Brandi Thompson Summers

Planning as a Front Row Political Issue

By: Evan King The people who benefit most from the American urban environment’s injustices do not usually make a habit of talking about them. Wealthy suburbs are built not just to keep resources away from minorities, but to make this deprivation invisible and undiscussed. It’s no coincidence that high-profile political debate rarely focuses on the built environment – national elections hinge on the support of … Continue reading Planning as a Front Row Political Issue

Book Review from the Journal: Superpower, Russell Gold

This week, we are featuring a book review from Volume 45 of the Carolina Planning Journal. Olivia Corriere reflects on Russell Gold’s Superpower. Superpower tells the story of Michael Skelly and his rise as one of the leading figures in the world of renewable energy. Book Review by Olivia Corriere Superpower follows quirky, optimistic businessman Michael Skelly from his beginnings installing rainforest canopy gondolas in … Continue reading Book Review from the Journal: Superpower, Russell Gold

Bike on a Budget: Affordable Solutions to Improve the Bicycling Experience

By: Pierce Holloway Making your bike more comfortable can shift your biking experience from granny to great – And many of these solutions can be done for $20, or even free! First step: bicycle fit. Perhaps the easiest way to improve your riding experience is to make sure your saddle (seat) is at the right height. To check the height, enlist a friend to stand … Continue reading Bike on a Budget: Affordable Solutions to Improve the Bicycling Experience

From the Archives: 2020 Master’s Projects

Master’s project proposals are due today! While second-year DCRP students work to finalize their items for submission, let’s revisit a few projects completed by the class of 2020. Today’s post comes from pieces originally published on February 7, 2020 and January 17, 2020. UNC’s top-ranked master’s program is designed to successfully prepare students for professional planning practice. A central component of the curriculum is a … Continue reading From the Archives: 2020 Master’s Projects

Book Review from the Journal: Everything Must Go, Kevin Coval

This week, we are sharing a book review from the most recent edition of the Carolina Planning Journal (Volume 45). Doug Bright shares his thoughts on author Kevin Coval’s Everything Must Go. The collection of poetry is an ode to Chicago’s Wicker Park and also features illustrations by artist Langston Allston. Book Review by Doug Bright Kevin Coval’s latest collection of poems, Everything Must Go, … Continue reading Book Review from the Journal: Everything Must Go, Kevin Coval

Podcasts for Planners

Sometimes you need to step away from your computer, put on your headphones, and go for a walk. This week, we’re sharing some great planning-related podcasts to listen to. Let us know if you have a favorite episode or a new recommendation! Monocle 24: The Urbanist With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, … Continue reading Podcasts for Planners