It seemed an easy fix to prevent the excesses of the housing market: make home buyers put more money down. “The key is what is the right balance between some risk and access,” Professor Quercia said. “Just looking at the risks is one-sided.”
One of America's foremost urbanist, Vishaan Chakrabarti spoke on the subject of his forthcoming book, A Country of Cities, in which he argues that dense, well-designed cities are the key to solving America's great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs and decreasing social mobility.
The Graduate Student Recognition Celebration recognizes students who receive prestigious fellowships and awards. These honorees are providing leadership that is making a significant contribution to the mission of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
When the new building opens at the top of Library Drive, Chapel Hill residents will get a much larger new library with expanded community spaces. But by moving the library away from businesses and restaurants, we will lose several close and casual connections that are key to a thriving and walkable urban community.
“One consistent lesson that's been learned is that in a lot of transit station areas, property values can skyrocket,” says DCRP student and TTA research associate Geoff Green. “It happened in Charlotte. Land prices around their light rail line increased dramatically after the plans to build the line and after construction of the line started.”
DCRP welcomes back '86 alumnus Lee Einsweiler from Code Studio. Lee has been involved in planning, zoning and plan implementation in a variety of settings over the past 25 years. His main emphasis has been on redevelopment activity in urban areas.
DCRP, with support from the Student ASLA of the College of Design at N.C. State, was proud to host an interdisciplinary exploration of the past, present, and future of affordable housing, equity, and design in the American city.
When large pharmaceutical corporations like Glaxo and Burroughs Wellcome went through mergers, more than 2,500 people entered the labor market looking for new opportunities. Because of the Triangle's strong entrepreneurial support networks and world class research institutions, many of these highly skilled workers opted to start their own spinoff businesses in the Research Triangle.
In late October, super storm Sandy wreaked havoc on the northeastern seaboard. A record storm surge slammed into New York City’s Battery Park. More than 7 million businesses and households in 15 states lost power. The economy lost $30 billion to $50 billion.
Each year, the UNC at Chapel Hill Graduate School recognizes graduate student research that is improving the lives of people in North Carolina and beyond. “Tina stands out among her cohort for her ability and willingness to take the lessons learned from her research and go the next logical step in authoring a tangible solution,” said Prevatte's adviser, Nichola Lowe.