How Decisions are Made: The People’s Park Housing Project in Berkeley, CA 

By Kathryn Cunnigham Back in 2017, UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ and City of Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín announced a housing development project at People’s Park. This project, set to start construction in late 2022, will redevelop the park into housing for students, low-income residents, and the unhoused. The City also promised to preserve 60% of the land for historical commemoration and green space.   Not … Continue reading How Decisions are Made: The People’s Park Housing Project in Berkeley, CA 

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

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?

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

Announcing the Winners of the 2022 Winter Photo Contest!

We had a number of excellent submissions for this year’s Carolina Angles photo contest, leading to some fierce competition! We are excited to announce three winners of this year’s contest – Ruby Brinkerhoff, Duncan Richey, and Josephine Jeni Justin. Check out their photographs below, along with their own words about its connection to planning. Ruby’s winning photo will also be featured in Volume 47 of … Continue reading Announcing the Winners of the 2022 Winter Photo Contest!

Announcing the Carolina Angles Winter Photo Contest

Do you have winter travel plans? Preparing for a holiday staycation? Either way, Carolina Angles invites you to participate in our Winter Photo Contest! We encourage UNC planning students, alumni, and all urban enthusiasts to enter. Photos will be judged based on aesthetics as well the articulated connection to planning. The photographer of the winning photo will receive: Recognition in the Carolina Planning Journal and … Continue reading Announcing the Carolina Angles Winter Photo Contest