What are the Urbanists Listening to?

By Emma Vinella-Brusher Looking for some podcasts to listen to while walking to class, doing chores, or avoiding homework? Check out some of our favorite urbanist (or urbanist-adjacent) podcasts and featured episodes below. And if you’re looking for, even more, our September 2020 post includes a few more recommendations. 99% Invisible323- The House that Came in the Mail AgainDesign is everywhere in our lives, perhaps … Continue reading What are the Urbanists Listening to?

Demilitarization or Militourism: “Act on Reconstruction of Cities that Formerly Served as Naval Ports” in Japan

By Chu-Wen Hsieh Currently, I am conducting fieldwork research for my dissertation at Yokosuka, Japan, approximately 70 kilometers south of Tokyo and facing Tokyo Bay on the east. This place has been developed as a naval port and base since U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry first landed in Japan and demanded to open the nation to trade 170 years ago. Nowadays, it has the only homeport for American … Continue reading Demilitarization or Militourism: “Act on Reconstruction of Cities that Formerly Served as Naval Ports” in Japan

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Dublin, Ireland

Planner’s Travel Series  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 Míde Griffin About the visit: Dublin is my hometown, and … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Dublin, Ireland

UNC’s Community Workshop Series (CWS)

By Rachael Brittain Managing our day to day lives is becoming increasingly difficult without the use of modern technology. However, approximately 32 million people in the United States do not have the skills to confidently navigate and utilize computers [1]. Computer skills are increasingly fundamental in K-12 schools, with much of a child’s educational experience built around technology and internet use. Adults who did not … Continue reading UNC’s Community Workshop Series (CWS)

A Queer People’s Atlas of Bull City: Exploring the History and Movement of Queer Bars in Durham, North Carolina (Part 2)

This post is part 2 of a series that chronicles the history of prominent LGBTQ+ bars and nightclubs in Durham, NC, through an intersectional lens. Part 1 is available here. By Mad Bankson & Duncan Dodson To the 80s, and BEYOND! As the eighties rolled around, gay people around the world were forced to become more visible. The AIDS crisis and increasing attacks from the … Continue reading A Queer People’s Atlas of Bull City: Exploring the History and Movement of Queer Bars in Durham, North Carolina (Part 2)

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Lagos, Nigeria

Planner’s Travel Series  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 Lindsay Oluyede About the visit: My initial impression of Lagos, … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Lagos, Nigeria

Undergrads analyze UNC spaces

This post was originally published on February 28, 2018. As the end of summer approaches and the school year starts, we go back to one of the archives to take a look at the spaces at UNC. By Marques Wilson, Forest Schweitzer, Olivia Corriere, Bronwyn Bishop, and Joe Young As part of the Community Design and Green Architecture (ENEC 420) course with Eric Thomas, the Project … Continue reading Undergrads analyze UNC spaces

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Madrid, Spain

Planner’s Travel Series  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 Jo Kwon About the visit: I visited Madrid a couple … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Madrid, Spain

Machine Learning and Planning Research: How Each Can Push the Other’s Frontiers

By Kshitiz Khanal Planning and social science research communities are increasingly adopting machine learning techniques in their research. Machine learning (ML) represents a broad range of techniques that uses insights gained from data for prediction and other tasks as opposed to hard-coded rules. Even quantitative planning and social science researchers are still catching up to the (mostly technological) developments in computer science and business applications. … Continue reading Machine Learning and Planning Research: How Each Can Push the Other’s Frontiers

Volume 48 Call for Papers

By Carolina Planning Journal URBAN ANALYTICS: CAPABILITIES AND CRITIQUES “In a world where we all will be living in some form of city by the end of this century, a new city science and a new urban analytics is of increasing relevance.” —Michael Batty “Will we be able to invent different modes of measuring that might open up the possibility of a different aesthetics, a … Continue reading Volume 48 Call for Papers