Eight Fun Planning Terms

Inspired by UNC DCRP students. Texas Donut What you want it to be: What it actually is:    Charrette It’s just a lovely word to say out loud.  Go on, say it, charrette.      Desire lines Also known as desire paths   Megalopolis A chain of urbanized regions where Snuffaluffagus hangs out   Hedonic regression Revealed preferences for mom’s mac and cheese   Road diet High … Continue reading Eight Fun Planning Terms

Carolina Graduate Student Organizations Win American Planning Association Award

Planners’ Forum and Carolina Planning Journal, two student-led organizations in the Department of City and Regional Planning at The University of North Carolina, were recently named joint recipients of the American Planning Association (APA) Outstanding Planning Student Organization Award for 2016. The APA Student Representatives Council (SRC) Executive Committee designed this awards program to, as stated on the APA website: promote students’ volunteer involvement in their … Continue reading Carolina Graduate Student Organizations Win American Planning Association Award

A Place for Silent Sam

Forty feet tall, dulled from age, the statue of a uniformed young man strides forward from his stone plinth. His face is resolute. He carries a rifle held with two hands, at the ready, though he carries no ammunition box on his belt. In brass relief on his granite base, the same young man sits with a book open in his hands. A tall, robed … Continue reading A Place for Silent Sam