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Cartography and Research Tools Initiative (CaRTI)

August 11, 2022

DCRP is excited to introduce the Cartography and Research Tools Initiative (CaRTI), a student-led effort aimed at to bring peers up to speed in GIS and other technical programs used at DCRP and in the planning field. They will be … Read more

Announcing our 2022 DCRP Student Award Winners!

June 14, 2022

Each year DCRP faculty and student body members select exemplary students as recipients of our annual DCRP awards. This year, we are thrilled to announce the five winners of our 2022 DCRP Student Awards! Weiss Best Colleague Award: Julia Maron … Read more

New Class Brings International Transportation Focus to DCRP

February 23, 2022

This fall Dr. Allie Thomas launched DCRP’s newest transportation planning course, International Transportation. The class introduces students to transportation planning work taking place around the globe, building off Dr. Thomas’ own expertise in sustainable planning in the US and China. Students … Read more

Course Spotlight: Data-Driven Courses at DCRP

February 7, 2022

Two data-driven DCRP courses taught by Dr. Nikhil Kaza and Dr. Matthew Bhagat-Conway provide DCRP’s undergraduate, Masters, and Doctoral students with new insights into data analytics and spatial analysis. Dr. Kaza’s graduate PLAN 672 Urban Data Analytics course works to expand students’ knowledge of … Read more

COP26 From a Planning Lens

December 15, 2021

Introduction During the first two weeks of November, the 26th annual UN Conference of Parties (COP26) took place in Glasgow Scotland. Through support from the UNC Department of Public Policy and the Department of City and Regional Planning Department (DCRP), … Read more

E-Biking as a Tool for Parents and Caretakers

October 27, 2021

In new study, “Electric bicycles and cargo bikes—Tools for parents to keep on biking in auto-centric communities? Findings from a US metropolitan area” DCRP’s Dr. Allie Thomas explores how parents and caretakers purchase and use e-bikes to transport children. Through … Read more

Mobility Shifts in Response to COVID-19

October 13, 2021

Some of the most glaring effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been on human mobility. The pandemic has affected our frequency, modes, and distances of travel, leading many of us to increasing our time spent biking and walking as we … Read more

Collaborative Management for Economic Benefits and Resilience

October 12, 2021

Freshwater resources contribute to agriculture, electricity production, and industrial economic growth around the world. In a new study, DCRP’s Dale Whittington and co-authors discuss how coordinated, collaborative management of the Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam (GERD) can enable more efficient use of freshwater resources … Read more