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

Announcing the Winners of the 2022 Winter Photo Contest!

We had a number of excellent submissions for this year’s Carolina Angles photo contest, leading to some fierce competition! We are excited to announce three winners of this year’s contest – Ruby Brinkerhoff, Duncan Richey, and Josephine Jeni Justin. Check out their photographs below, along with their own words about its connection to planning. Ruby’s winning photo will also be featured in Volume 47 of … Continue reading Announcing the Winners of the 2022 Winter Photo Contest!

Happy New Year from the Carolina Planning Journal!

2021 was another busy year for The Carolina Planning Journal! We published Volume 46 of our print journal, “The White Planning in Planning”; were recognized by the Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals; said goodbye to our outgoing editors and welcomed two new ones; highlighted impressive original research from our undergrads, Master’s students, PhDs, and alumni; revived our annual Winter Photo Contest (submissions due soon); and … Continue reading Happy New Year from the Carolina Planning Journal!

New Website Highlights Communities’ Perspectives on Urban Renewal

By Lindsay Oluyede Between 1955 and 1966, U.S. cities reported displacing approximately a third of a million families for urban renewal projects. As noted by researchers at the University of Richmond, their homes were razed to clear land for redevelopment that included “new, sometimes public housing, more often private, or for other purposes like the development of department stores or office buildings.”[i] The displaced families … Continue reading New Website Highlights Communities’ Perspectives on Urban Renewal

Restructuring the Bull City: Urban Form Change in Downtown Durham, North Carolina from 1914 to 2020

By Rahi Patel Intro The City of Durham is growing. Over the last decade, Durham’s population grew by 22%.[1] With the continued migration of technology firms, biotech startups, and other businesses to the Triangle, Durham is poised to continue its rapid growth for the foreseeable future. As cities like Durham continue growing, governments and citizens will have to contend with changes to the built environment. … Continue reading Restructuring the Bull City: Urban Form Change in Downtown Durham, North Carolina from 1914 to 2020