When the floodwaters recede, each household will face a difficult decision: tear down the soaked drywall and rebuild the home, perhaps higher than before, or sell the property and move on. After Hurricane Floyd in 1999, some entire communities faced this decision.
The Future of Floods: Lessons from Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
This post was written in response to a field trip taken by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Natural Hazards class in the Department of City and Regional Planning where resilience, hazard mitigation, and recovery are key themes throughout the course.
The Carolina Planning Journal is accepting abstracts related to the following planning techniques: Re (anything). Redevelopment. Revitalization. Reuse. Reappropriation. Revision. Revolution. Re (anything).
Institute for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 cohort of Faculty Fellows. The Faculty Fellows Program provides on-campus leaves for faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to work on interdisciplinary scholarly projects.
City and Regional Planning Associate Professor Mai Nguyen is the New IAH Faculty Program Director. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities (IAH) serves as UNC-Chapel Hill’s faculty home for interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration. The IAH supports its mission through its commitment to three interrelated areas of faculty life: scholarship, leadership, and fellowship.
In the last three decades, North Carolina has been a steady victim of multiple major storms and flooding, landslides, drought, and wildfires. These natural hazards damage infrastructure, hurt the economy, and even lead to fatalities in some cases — which is why so many UNC researchers from across campus research and develop programs, technology, and plans surrounding these topics.
We typically do not use literature for city planning texts, but Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952) deserves careful consideration. Ellison weaves a narrative through New York City’s urban spatial structure to map how race is physically built into the city’s neighborhood composition, street networks, and utilities.
In partnership with UNC's Center for Community Capital, JPMorgan Chase & Co. launched PRO Neighborhoods, a $125 million, five-year initiative to identify and support solutions for creating economic opportunity in disadvantaged neighborhoods around the country.