Downtown Durham TDM Workshop

December 22, 2017

PLAN 823 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING WORKSHOP Instructor: Dr. Allie Thomas Client: American Underground and Downtown Durham, Inc. Deliverables: Diverse strategies to encourage less driving, to reduce demand for parking, and to support more sustainable transportation overall.  As part of our transportation … Continued

Lessons from the American Underground

December 8, 2017

Technology entrepreneurship is rarely uttered in the same breath with terms like racial diversity or socioeconomic inclusion. Diversity, inclusion, and tech are shaping economic and workforce development in Durham, North Carolina, writes Carolina Planning professor Nichola Lowe.

CSCRS Profile: Noreen McDonald

December 6, 2017

Carolina Planning Chair and Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), Associate Director Noreen McDonald is featured in the latest CSCRS newsletter. The CSCRS is an integrated national safety center focused on the goal of reducing injuries and saving lives on our roadway system.

Résumé Review

December 1, 2017

Carolina Planning students learn what public and private employers are looking for in planning résumés. Thank you to the panelist that attended: Cindy Camacho, Planning Manager, AECOM Corey Liles, Senior Planner, Town of Chapel Hill Pete Farquhar, Grants Manager, Self-Help … Continued

Economic Development Panel

December 1, 2017

Thank you to our alumni panel members for taking the time to return to New East to talk to our students about their current economic development practices. Panelists: Scott MacDonald (MRP ’72) – Former Chairman and CEO of Investa Property … Continued

A Place Called Home

November 20, 2017

Roberto Quercia, director of UNC’s Center for Community Capital (CCC), and former CCC Researchers Kim Manturuk and Mark R. Lindblad recently authored A Place Called Home, the first book fully dedicated to a rich, rigorous analysis of the social impacts … Continued

Disruptive Driving

September 12, 2017

While car manufacturers and tech companies around the world work to make autonomous vehicles a reality, two UNC researchers are raising some important questions about the impacts — both positive and negative — that this massive change will have on our daily lives and public health.

Extreme Housing Conditions

September 12, 2017

Many North Carolina communities are experiencing an affordable housing crisis, which is particularly severe for those who rent. This report examines severe housing cost burden, overcrowding and substandard housing conditions among renters in the state. It identifies areas in our state with extreme housing needs, defined as having relatively high levels of at least two of the following three indicators: severe housing cost burden, overcrowding and the lack of complete kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Gaining a Community’s Trust

September 12, 2017

The revitalization of Old East Durham has resulted in a dramatic increase in property values over the last 10 years. What does this growth mean for housing affordability, equity, and environmental quality in one of North Carolina’s fastest growing areas? To find out, the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning is listening (and lending resources) to long-term residents of Durham.