Masters Student Panel on Master’s Project Proposal Development

By Jo Kwon 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 (DCRP’s … Continue reading Masters Student Panel on Master’s Project Proposal Development

Reflections of the Center for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS)’s Roundtable on Governance and Smart Cities

By Jo Kwon Last week, the Center for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS) at UNC hosted a roundtable on Governance and Smart Cities. This offered a perfect preview of the topics that will be addressed in Volume 48 of the Carolina Planning Journal, entitled Urban Analytics: Capabilities and Critiques. The roundtable included Prof. Päivi Korpisaari from the University of Helsinki, Prof. Anne Klinefelter from the … Continue reading Reflections of the Center for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS)’s Roundtable on Governance and Smart Cities

Planner’s Playlist

By Jo Kwon After the long Labor Day weekend, looking for some motivational playlist to get back to planning? Angles have created a Planner’s Playlist. All of the recommendations were from DCRP planners or soon-to-be planners. If you are not in the mood for music, check out some of our favorite urbanist (or urbanist-adjacent) podcasts and featured episodes from last week’s post. 1) Suburban Home … Continue reading Planner’s Playlist

From the Archives: Essential Urbanist Documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada

This post was originally published on April 2, 2019. With winter break right around the corner, we wanted to share some recommended Canadian urbanist films to entertain you in the coming weeks. By Adam Hasan, B.A. Geography ’19 The National Film Board of Canada–NFB (Office National du Film du Canada–ONF) was established as the National Film Commission in 1939 during the third government of Prime … Continue reading From the Archives: Essential Urbanist Documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada

Podcasts for Planners

Sometimes you need to step away from your computer, put on your headphones, and go for a walk. This week, we’re sharing some great planning-related podcasts to listen to. Let us know if you have a favorite episode or a new recommendation! Monocle 24: The Urbanist With an influential audience of city mayors, urban planners and architects, this is Monocle’s guide to making better cities, … Continue reading Podcasts for Planners

Black Lives Matter

We paused our normal programming last week as we all processed the events from around the country. CPJ leadership stands in solidarity with the Black community and commits to an anti-racism online space.  To do our part in pushing the conversation forward, we will incorporate more posts that address racial justice and regularly promote different educational resources. We would like to begin with a book recommendation. The … Continue reading Black Lives Matter