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This book tells the fascinating story of the talented, energetic, and far-sighted faculty, students, and university administrators, highlighting the unique circumstances and opportunities that shaped the sometimes rocky evolution of the Department. Observations and anecdotes by alumni and faculty are sprinkled in the margins along with one hundred photos of people, occasions, and places.
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century, especially in the developing world, is to control and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on roadways. The United Nations recognized this challenge when it proclaimed 2011-2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety, aiming to save five million lives by taking concrete actions to improve the safety of road users.
Ever wonder what projects you could be working on as a DCRP student? We asked a couple of Nichola Lowe's students. Faculty and students at DCRP carry out an extensive body of research and engage in a variety of projects working with local communities and clients.
Research projects at DCRP are helping to improve our nation’s ability to be more resilient and bounce back after natural disasters. “ ...we keep building levees and seawalls and strengthening buildings along the coast, but what we really need to do is not build in dangerous places,” says Phil Berke.
The topic of planning for equity is currently more salient than ever. The recent economic downturn raises concerns about widening disparities in opportunity and wealth. In this challenging atmosphere of diminished resources, the planning field must consider innovative ideas and practices to provide equitable outcomes and the equitable delivery of services to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
“Throughout our doctoral studies, Dr. Berke has exhibited an ideal mixture of high expectations and unrelenting standards for the quality of our work, compassion and patience as we refine our thinking, skills, and habits in fits and starts, and genuine care and concern for our evolution into productive scholars capable of working independently and in collaborations.”
Imagine if Myrtle Beach morphed into a megacity double the size of New York City in just three decades. Impossible? Not in China.
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 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.
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.
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