Thoughts from Abroad: A Reflection on Week 1 of the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 26

By Pierce Holloway, CPJ Editor-in-Chief From November 1st to the 6th I had the immense privilege of attending the first week of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 26th Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Glasgow, Scotland. My time at COP26 was ripe with captivating juxtapositions, intriguing talks, and harsh reminders of climate impacts. I am thankful to have attended the conference. … Continue reading Thoughts from Abroad: A Reflection on Week 1 of the UN Conference of Parties (COP) 26

Reflecting on a Summer of Planning

This summer, Carolina Planning Master’s students participated in a range of in-person and remote opportunities across the country. This week, we are sharing highlights and reflections from eight students. Sam Stites – MCRP 2022, Economic Development Labor Organizing Fellow, NC Raise UP/Fight for $15 (Brevard, NC) Labor rights are central to promoting the sustainability, health, and well-being of our communities and the broader economy, yet … Continue reading Reflecting on a Summer of Planning

Planning When it’s Not the Point: Urban Design Fun in a Non-City-Building Videogame

By Evan King Imagine, if you will, life as a pixelated farmer in a remote pixelated village. You live in a small hut with a bed and maybe a window but nothing else. You wake every morning to tend to your plot of wheat and head to bed as the sun sets. Similar sites are scattered over vast distances, but these villages are the only intelligent life occurring across your entire world.  A different kind of being arrives one day- an unfriendly … Continue reading Planning When it’s Not the Point: Urban Design Fun in a Non-City-Building Videogame

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Tampa, FL

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!  By Doug Bright About the visit: While travel remains inadvisable and typical tourist activities … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Tampa, FL

36 Hours in Elysium

By Jacob Becker “There is no city in the world with more contrasts than Revachol.” That’s what they say, but I didn’t read the guidebook, so my knowledge of the region is basically non-existent. I’m in Revachol for an indeterminate amount of time, and I have to rely on what the city reveals to me as I shiver in the cold Insulindian winds. I hear … Continue reading 36 Hours in Elysium

Pandemic Musings: Consent and Corona

By: Amy Sechrist Reflecting on the pandemic response thus far, I’m struck by the shift in tone surrounding personal and community responsibility related to COVID-19. The initial lockdown and self-isolation periods felt more like a call to sacrifice for a larger public good. We were asked, even if we were healthy, to please stay home and avoid being the link in a transmission chain that … Continue reading Pandemic Musings: Consent and Corona

A Walking Tour of McMansion Hell

By Jacob Becker Just like you, hopefully, recently I’ve been spending the majority of my day inside my house. For me, after a spring break visit turned into a semester-long stay, that means staying at my parents’ house in New Jersey.  I don’t want to give the Garden State a bad name—it’s full of natural beauty and wonderful bagels, with a competent governor who made … Continue reading A Walking Tour of McMansion Hell

COVID-19 and Our Futures

By Evan King When speaking about the role of public transportation in modern society, I often bring up this article published by the Foundation for Economic Education. In it, the author essentially argues that the proliferation of telecommuting has removed all need for public transportation. If you take this line of thought to its logical, extreme conclusion, then we must be on an unstoppable trajectory … Continue reading COVID-19 and Our Futures