Announcing the Winner of the 2023 Winter Photo Contest & CPJ Cover Photo contest!

After a close competition, we are pleased to share the winning submission to this year’s Carolina Angles photo contest. Christy Fierros captured this image overlooking Tucson, Arizona, and shares her thoughts on its meaning below. Christy’s winning photo will also be featured in Volume 48 of the Carolina Planning Journal, Urban Analytics, coming this spring. Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to Christy! … Continue reading Announcing the Winner of the 2023 Winter Photo Contest & CPJ Cover Photo contest!

Wrestling with Equity: Dr. Jamaal Green Returns to DCRP

By Lance Gloss, Editor-in-Chief Many research projects in urban planning address status quo conditions in government. Jamaal Green, Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design, breathes new life into this format by focusing on the critical questions of who wins, and who loses, when governments choose business-as-usual. Dr. Green returned to his alma mater of Carolina Planning to deliver a well-attended … Continue reading Wrestling with Equity: Dr. Jamaal Green Returns to DCRP

Masters Student Panel on Master’s Project Proposal Development

By Jo Kwon, Managing Editor Last week PLAN 590: Master’s Project Proposal Development had a panel of past and present students to talk about their experiences of developing their Master’s Project (MP). The seminar-based course prepares first year master’s students to work on their MP. The panel included Lance Gloss (second year student at DCRP), Graham Zicekefoose (second year student at Eastern Washington University), Lauren Prunkl … Continue reading Masters Student Panel on Master’s Project Proposal Development

Happy New Year from the Carolina Planning Journal!

2022 was a special year for the Carolina Planning Journal! We published Volume 47 of our print journal on Planning for Healthy Cities. In the Fall of 2022, we had new writers and editors, including Ian Baltutis, Candela Cerpa, Abby Cover, Kathyrn Cunningham, Ryan Ford, Henry Read, Nik Reasor, Nicholas Stover, Isabel Soberal, Asher Eskind, and Chris Samoray, and our new faculty advisor Dr. Allie … Continue reading Happy New Year from the Carolina Planning Journal!

Mitch Silver’s Real Talk on “Planning with Purpose”

By Lance Gloss, Editor-in-Chief Professional planners need special knowledge to accomplish their core tasks. We know this. It may be even more important that planners understand why they do these tasks. This was one of Mitch Silver’s main messages as he connected the dots between ethics and outcomes in the planning profession. The celebrated planner graced the DCRP with a presentation on November 18, thanks … Continue reading Mitch Silver’s Real Talk on “Planning with Purpose”

Subscriptions for Volume 47: Planning for Healthy Cities (2022)

Carolina Planning Journal (CPJ), the oldest student-run planning journal in the country, is excited to announce the imminent release of Volume 47: Planning for Healthy Cities. This issue features articles and book reviews from a wide range of planning students, practitioners, and scholars; see the editor’s note below for brief summaries of some of the topics covered. We would love to be able to send you a … Continue reading Subscriptions for Volume 47: Planning for Healthy Cities (2022)

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 … Continue reading Introducing Our New Editors for 2022

Flipping the Script: Understanding Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in Chapel Hill-Carrboro

By Emma Vinella-Brusher, Angles Managing Editor Each year, over 3,000 pedestrians and 850 bicyclists are hit by vehicles here in North Carolina, making our state one of the least safe states for walking and biking[i]. Last month, the UNC Department of City & Regional Planning and Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety were joined by Tom Flood of Rovélo Creative and Arleigh Greenwald aka Bike … Continue reading Flipping the Script: Understanding Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety in Chapel Hill-Carrboro

On the Road to Transportation Leadership in Blacksburg, VA

Earlier this semester, a group of seven UNC Transportation Planning students made the trek up to Blacksburg, Virginia for the 2022 Southern District Institute of Transportation Engineers (SDITE) Student Leadership Summit. Jointly hosted by Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, the conference brought together students from 24 universities for a weekend of presentations and networking. Under the theme “Invent the Future: Developing the Next … Continue reading On the Road to Transportation Leadership in Blacksburg, VA

Facing Forward and Held Back: Mapping the Role of Zoning in a Progressive Small Town’s Housing Crisis

By Henry Read For the better part of a century in the United States, exclusion, restriction, and fastidiousness were core values within the accepted best practices around zoning and development. While national trends seem to slowly be reversing course toward less aggressive regulation of uses and limitations on density, the built, legal, and economic environment in communities across the country strongly reflect this history. Even … Continue reading Facing Forward and Held Back: Mapping the Role of Zoning in a Progressive Small Town’s Housing Crisis