Hey UNC Planning Community, What’s Off about New East?

The first time I walked into New East, I was overwhelmed by the sensation that something was off. This happens to me from time to time, usually when I am in an unfamiliar space or a familiar space that has changed. This is not normally a hair-raising feeling, but it can become bothersome – particularly if the usual suspects have been eliminated and the impression persists.[1] … Continue reading Hey UNC Planning Community, What’s Off about New East?


A bit belated but still entirely relevant. Here are some answers provided by the class of 2017 for the the class of 2018’s deepest darkest questions starting their first year of graduate school in City and Regional Planning at UNC Chapel Hill. The ones you were afraid to ask. 2018: What advice do you have for students who are transitioning from working full-time to being a … Continue reading CAN SOMEONE TELL US WHAT’S GOING ON?

Plan for All —Making Planning More Inclusive

As planners, we are supposed to represent the public interest. But ensuring that this representation truly reflects a diverse public with uneven access to power can be challenging. Addressing this challenge is the mission of Plan for All, a subcommittee of the Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) student governing body, Planners Forum. We aim to bring greater awareness of social justice issues like … Continue reading Plan for All —Making Planning More Inclusive

Beyond DCRP: Alumni Updates

This weekend (March 1st & 2nd)  is the annual Carolina Planning open house for the prospective class of 2018. As we welcome the new cohort to our community, it’s a perfect time to check in with our recent graduates and see what they’re up to. Enjoy this update from the DCRP class of 2015! Walker Freer ‘15 Associate, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates Boston, MA In compact … Continue reading Beyond DCRP: Alumni Updates