Call for Papers: Carolina Planning Journal, Volume 46

Carolina Planning Journal (CPJ) is pleased to announce its call for papers for Volume 46 of the Journal, to be published May 2021. In response to recent events of police violence against Blacks and other people of color, as well as national Black Lives Matter activism, CPJ’s upcoming issue will focus on how race intersects with planning. Specifically, Volume 46 will focus on whiteness in … Continue reading Call for Papers: Carolina Planning Journal, Volume 46

From the Archives: How to Engage your Community Online

This week’s post was originally published by Sarah Parkins on April 19, 2018. This year has seen the world scramble to switch much of its in-person activities to an online format. What does this mean for community engagement? In her piece, Sarah Perkins shares her master’s project work, which researched the best practices for utilizing online community engagement tools. It’s no secret that community engagement … Continue reading From the Archives: How to Engage your Community Online

Senior Honors Thesis: Greenspace and Health

By Lizzie Tong In the decades to come, cities must grapple with a myriad of challenges – climate change, increasing population density, rising inequality – and develop mitigation strategies through smart urban design. Cities around the world, including Singapore, Vienna, and Shenzhen, have turned to greenspace as a way to address these concerns and improve overall quality of life for its citizens.  Greenspace can mitigate … Continue reading Senior Honors Thesis: Greenspace and Health

Master’s Project Research: Development of Curbside Management Strategy Typologies

by Tory Gibler As a resident of downtown Raleigh, I’ve seen an increased demand of curb access for delivery trucks, bike lanes, rideshare drop-off/pick-ups, and on-street parking. Riding my bicycle around downtown, it’s not uncommon to see a delivery truck using the bike lane as a loading zone, or see a rideshare drop off a passenger at a bus stop. Automobiles cruising for limited on-street … Continue reading Master’s Project Research: Development of Curbside Management Strategy Typologies

DCRP Master’s Project Preview

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 final capstone project, an ‘MP,’ which provides an opportunity for students to apply the skills and knowledge they’ve developed in the classroom and demonstrate their readiness for practice. But the MP is also a space for students to engage with pressing social and … Continue reading DCRP Master’s Project Preview

DCRP Master’s Project Preview

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 final capstone project, an ‘MP,’ which provides an opportunity for students to apply the skills and knowledge they’ve developed in the classroom and demonstrate their readiness for practice. But the MP is also a space for students to engage with pressing social and … Continue reading DCRP Master’s Project Preview

Master’s Project Abstracts: Planning Tools and Equity

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. Here, we look at planning tools and equity covering areas ranging from temporary urbanism to natural hazard mitigation.   Formalization of Temporary … Continue reading Master’s Project Abstracts: Planning Tools and Equity

Master’s Project Abstracts: Public Health and Transportation

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. We begin with public health and transportation.   Neighborhood air quality and health: Quantifying outdoor air pollution risk in Philadelphia  Michele Plaugic … Continue reading Master’s Project Abstracts: Public Health and Transportation

DCRP Students Work on Interdisciplinary Research at the Nexus of Climate Change and Health

Two DCRP students, Emily Paul and Leah Campbell, are working on a group project examining stunting in children under the age of 5 in Peru, a project at the nexus of climate change and health. Continue reading DCRP Students Work on Interdisciplinary Research at the Nexus of Climate Change and Health

Threading together Carolina’s Textile Manufacturing Comeback

Urban economic developers are experimenting with novel strategies that leverage the maker movement to revitalize American manufacturing. To paraphrase the Brookings Institute, the maker movement consists of independent designers and “tinkerers” that use online marketing platforms like Etsy or Grommet, along with new digital technologies to “democratize manufacturing and reinvigorate small-batch, craft production and sales.” As a place-based strategy, support for the maker-movement has much … Continue reading Threading together Carolina’s Textile Manufacturing Comeback