The Hawker Center

Many Americans got their first big glimpse into Singaporean culture via the 2018 rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, which is set in the small Southeast Asian country often associated with finance and food. The film primarily focuses on the gilded world of Singapore’s super-rich, but also highlights one of the most democratizing urban places on the planet and a unique cultural and urban planning product of … Continue reading The Hawker Center

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Charleston, SC

Planner’s Travel Series 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 the visit: Travel + Leisure has placed Charleston the … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Charleston, SC

Food Hall on Franklin: Blue Dogwood Public Market

A couple months ago, I started working as Project Manager at Blue Dogwood Public Market–a food hall at 306 W Franklin Street (across from Chipotle). I’m excited to share with Carolina Angles readers an interview with one of the owners of the market, Sarah Boak. Sarah works on everything from marketing to events, construction to finding new vendors, and everything in between. Olivia: What is … Continue reading Food Hall on Franklin: Blue Dogwood Public Market

Transportation consulting: A summer at Fehr & Peers in Los Angeles

As a Master’s Student studying transportation planning, I was fortunate to intern at Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants in Los Angeles, California this summer. It was a jam-packed three months of learning, exploring, and new experiences. The commute alone exposed me to large-scale transit operations and active transportation infrastructure. I was able to commute to my downtown internship via the Metro Expo Line (light rail) … Continue reading Transportation consulting: A summer at Fehr & Peers in Los Angeles

Master’s Project Abstracts: Housing and Community Development

The Department of City and Regional Planning’s graduating class of 2019 completed their Master’s Projects on a vast array of topics, all demonstrating independent, original work on students’ areas of interest. This series shares the abstracts of projects that focus on similar topics. This final set in the series includes Master’s Projects that look at housing in North Carolina and internationally.   Disrupted: An Exploration … Continue reading Master’s Project Abstracts: Housing and Community Development

Addressing Climate Change with the Federal Government: A Summer at Golden Gate National Recreation Area

My experience this summer was a bit different than that of most students finishing their first year of a doctoral program. Rather than sticking around to do research, I headed out West as part of a program designed to give students the opportunity to work on pressing climate change-related management challenges with the National Park Service (NPS). The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change (FPL) … Continue reading Addressing Climate Change with the Federal Government: A Summer at Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Pittsburgh, PA

Planner’s Travel Series 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! 36 hours is perfect for Pittsburgh. It allows for just enough time to get … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Pittsburgh, PA