Princeville Design Workshop

July 24, 2017

Almost one year later, North Carolina cities continue to cope with the effects of Hurricane Matthew. The Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence has partnered with the Town of Princeville, Edgecombe County, the NC State College of Design, and NC Emergency Management to help design a future for Princeville that reflects community needs and respects history.

Duke Belt Line redevelopment

June 8, 2017

Wood’s project examines the various real estate redevelopment opportunities provided by urban trail infrastructure, using Durham’s future Duke Belt Line (DBL) as an example case. The DBL is a project envisioned to reuse and repurpose an area long neglected and anticipates social and economic stimulation. While the rise of American tobacco manufacturing led to the emergence of Durham, its decline also gave way to Durham’s decline in the mid-twentieth century.

Neighborhood change near local rail service

June 8, 2017

Local rail transit infrastructure benefits people and communities by providing an alternate method for navigating congested roads, channeling growth around transit hubs, and allowing mobility for individuals without private vehicles in auto-dependent areas. Literature on the subject finds general agreement that local rail services serve as a tool for connecting communities and are associated with land and property value increases around the area.


June 8, 2017

The DCRP P2P Program – P2P stands for peer to peer – is a program that is designed to help connect incoming students with current students and other academic and community resources. Before the start of the semester, incoming students are matched with current students based on interests, connections, and burning questions. From that point forward, current students assist incoming students with their transition beginning in late July through the start of the new school year.

Fall 2016 Transportation Workshop

June 8, 2017

The fall 2016 transportation workshop focused on the city of Charlotte’s Blue Line Extension light rail and evaluated the successes and shortcomings of transit-oriented development (TOD) around the stations. The workshop was facilitated by Carolina Planning PhD Candidate Bill Bishop … Continued

Excellence in Diversity Fellowship

June 8, 2017

This summer two Carolina Planning Master’s students were awarded the first annual Excellence in Diversity Fellowship. This fellowship was established by the department through the generosity of donors to support students who contribute to the diversity of the department and planning profession. The awardees received a semester’s worth of tuition, health insurance, and a stipend.

Catalyzing social change through the arts

June 8, 2017

Envisioning art as a tool for both economic development and social activism, Wexler offers an analysis on art and its social value in communities. She especially places attention on the relationship between the artist and their residency as they navigate the often complex, political workings of the residency administration, its funders and donors, encompassing organizations, and governmental bodies.

In the Shadow of Ferguson

June 5, 2017

“In the Shadow of Ferguson” personifies the socio-historical-political processes that institutionalized racism and inequality, documenting 100 years of critical events relating to housing in Ferguson, Missouri.

Monitoring Irregular Settlements

June 5, 2017

A third of urban population around the world live in irregular settlements. Yet we know little about where these settlements are and how they function.

Kirstin Frescoln awards

June 5, 2017

Kirstin Peterson Frescoln’s dissertation is titled, “Making Public Housing Work – Examining the Implementation and Impacts of a Work Requirement in Public Housing.” This dissertation examines what happens when families living in Charlotte’s public housing are required to work as a stipulation of keeping their housing.