Undergrad Quincy Godwin: Using Facebook to forget affiliations, talk about climate change

Here’s the scene… I was taking a break from studying and scrolling through my Facebook feed during the Global Climate Strike week. It was depressing. All I saw were memes from both sides of the political fence, all on the topic of the ‘idiots’ on the other side. I feel that it’s worth saying that I strongly oppose the bipartisan political system in place in this … Continue reading Undergrad Quincy Godwin: Using Facebook to forget affiliations, talk about climate change

Local Update: Bolin Creek Trail Underpass

We’ve all been there… You’ve pulled yourself away from your work, laced up your sneakers, and taken one last gulp of water before flying out the door. The beating North Carolina sun won’t make this run any easier, but the shady Bolin Creek Trail will. Just as you’re settling into your run, you stop dead in your tracks. Who put a four-lane road in the middle of my … Continue reading Local Update: Bolin Creek Trail Underpass

A Walk through the Granite Garden

“The city is a granite garden, composed of many smaller gardens, set in a garden world… Nature in the city must be cultivated, like a garden, rather than ignored or subdued.”  In her 1984 classic The Granite Garden, Anne Spirn challenges the idea of the city in opposition to nature, advocating instead a theory of urban ecology. She contends that humans coexist with natural forces … Continue reading A Walk through the Granite Garden

The Viability of the Longleaf Pine

“Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine, The summertime land where the sun doth shine, Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here’s to “Down Home,” the Old North State!” -North Carolina State Toast             The longleaf pine is North Carolina’s state tree not only because it is a beautiful tree, but because it is a productive tree. Hundreds of years … Continue reading The Viability of the Longleaf Pine

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Burlington, VT

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!    About the visit: Whether you’re a foodie, an arts enthusiast, an outdoor adventurer, or anything in between … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Burlington, VT

The Hawker Center

Many Americans got their first big glimpse into Singaporean culture via the 2018 rom-com Crazy Rich Asians, which is set in the small Southeast Asian country often associated with finance and food. The film primarily focuses on the gilded world of Singapore’s super-rich, but also highlights one of the most democratizing urban places on the planet and a unique cultural and urban planning product of … Continue reading The Hawker Center

Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Charleston, SC

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!   About the visit: Travel + Leisure has placed Charleston the … Continue reading Series: Planning for 36 Hours in Charleston, SC