A new study led by Dr. Matthew Palm and colleagues at the University of Toronto is taking a closer look at where evening and night shift workers live in Canada’s biggest cities and researchers say mor … Read more
A recent study by Professor Matthew Bhagat-Conway, a faculty member in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning, has found an interesting trend in California’s highway network—since 2020 and t … Read more
DCRP’s Dr. Miyuki Hino has received a North Carolina Sea Grant [link] to research chronic flood hazards in coastal communities! The North Carolina Sea Grant funds researchers seeking to examine curren … Read more
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 gl … Read more
Dr. Spurlock has been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) for its prestigious Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL) program, alongside two colleagues, Dr. Allison De Marco of UNC’ … Read more
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, … Read more
Dear Carolina Community: Knowledge creation calls for space and security to look beyond established ideas toward newer thought, innovations and new discoveries. It requires the freedom to question and … Read more
DCRP’s Dr. William Rohe, former Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning and former Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, received the Urban Affai … Read more
Receiving STRIDE funds helps with cost of living and reducing debt.
Hazards are complex problems, at times with overlapping events.
There is immense value in having the PIRS integrated into planning training.
Investing in green space and park creation has enormous benefits.
An argument for reimagining skill in a way that can extend economic opportunity to workers at the bottom of the labor market.
Carolina researchers created a plan to help vulnerable communities weather future storms.
2020 created deep uncertainty for all organizations, including credit unions.
The FES program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to advance their engaged scholarship.
Understanding the transportation barriers to accessing healthcare and identifying innovative solutions to address those barriers.
How to measure and expand credit unions’ social impact to help develop a strategic advantage in the communities they serve.
The Carolina Tracker website features timely stories, datasets and visualizations based on 30 different economic, social and transportation indicators for all 100 counties in North Carolina.
Nguyen Named Research Fellow at Filene Research Institute Center of Excellence for Community Social ImpactNovember 16, 2020
Nguyen will lead a five-year project to expand knowledge on the practice and impact of credit union’s social and community development efforts through original and applied research.
Fellows hold skill-building placements with local cultural institutions, on or off campus, which serve or collaborate with publics beyond UNC.
Factories in cities and communities around the world are retooling production lines in response to the novel coronavirus.
Amidst COVID-19 public safety measures, UNC researchers created a digital data dashboard to help inform North Carolina policymakers’ decisions on the state’s economic recovery.
The distinguished chair position can help foster research partnerships and engagement with all of those who are interested in the environment.
Measuring how climate change affects different social and economic outcomes, Dr. Hino works on increasing community resilience to the impacts of climate change.
My research focuses on planning for sustainable, resilient and equitable energy systems at multiple scales.
Owning your first home is a rite of passage, but millennials are not achieving that milestone at the same rate as previous generations.
Recent research has questioned the accuracy and unintended consequences of Traffic Impact Assessment as it’s conventionally employed.
How can major urban employment centers within cities recover and also become more just and egalitarian places?
Factories are adapting to coronavirus by retooling production lines and repurposing knowledge and technology.
During his tenure as director, Quercia engaged in research projects in the areas of low-income homeownership, mortgage lending, subprime and predatory lending, and financial services issues.
A massive infrastructure push wouldn’t merely put Americans back to work, but if implemented correctly could also clean up the environment.
A resilient recovery cannot be about a return to status quo. We have an opportunity to build a more just and transformative economic future.
On-the-job training for postgraduate students in coastal resource management and policy.
Supply chains around the world are under tremendous strain as the novel Coronavirus spreads.
Nguyen to lead program that works to support and build an academic leadership network within the University and beyond.
Berke’s vision for the center will be to collaborate with faculty and students from across campus and to engage communities.
Student services managers work hard to support graduate students’ academic success and professional development.
The implications of cellphone-based surveillance and data collection systems emerging in response to the current health crisis.
North Carolina is well-positioned to meet this challenge, and also respond to future pandemics and natural disasters.
Strategies for reducing the impact of the coronavirus on the service industry.
Safe and stable housing is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Siri’s research focuses on ensuring better land use planning & management of coastal cities through nature-based climatic solutions.
New ACSP Student Representative
How does UNC heat, cool and power more than 175 buildings on campus?
Assessing the degree to which the network of local plans target geographic areas most prone to hazards and evaluate the coordination of those local plans.
The new research reveals the loan shopping experiences of manufactured homeowners.
Providing support & connection for the women-identifying students and alumni of Carolina Planning
Students engage with leaders at RISE conference
“We’re Everywhere!”: The Social, Political and Economic Life of LGBTQ+ Communities.
New Report Finds “Good Jobs” Strategies Improved Profitability and Growth for Manufacturing Firms
Our student ITE Chapter welcomes anyone who works to improve livable communities.
Tales of Climate Adaptation from Four Indian Cities: India’s massive urban transition is happening at the same time as dramatic climate change.
My summer intern experience at Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants in Los Angeles.
A multimedia exhibit co-created by Mai Nguyen and based on archival, historical and qualitative research in St. Louis.
UNC scholars will develop an app to help low-income families find affordable homes in better neighborhoods.
Congratulations Lucia Constantine (’20 Master’s Candidate) for being awarded the NC_APA Marvin Collins Outstanding Planning Award
The “Golden Era of Southern Governors” led to multi-state institutions that helped Southerners advance education, economic development, banking, and technology.
Learn more about Dr. Rohe’s 25 years as director of the UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS).
How the evolution of urban networks has impacted city design as well as the natural environment.
A strength of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is the potential for students to take courses in other departments and engage with faculty a … Read more
This winter has certainly been a wild ride with the Midwest suffering from record setting cold and unprecedented flooding, Washington experiencing unparalleled amounts of snow, and an usually wet wint … Read more
If you have ever felt compelled to confront the importance of planning in your daily life, try biking on the rumble strip of a highway. The discomfort of being distinctly out of place reveals underlyi … Read more
Thank you to our alumni!
Three UNC-Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning students were awarded the 2018 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship through the U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration. T … Read more
The NC WTS International Chapter will present awards to women pursuing careers in transportation-related fields at its annual foundation luncheon.
Read Mai Nguyen’s critique of Housing Policy Debate paper where they measure the effect of affordable housing on property values.
APA’s inaugural CPAT project helps heal a fractured African-American community in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Can the Pragmatist Philosophy of Richard Rorty Help Reinvigorate Planning?
Meenu Tewari discusses her current book project on urban development in India, specifically regarding connecting people to water.
Volume 43 of the Carolina Planning Journal is now available for free on the Carolina Planning Journal webpage. The theme for this issue, “Planning for Uncertainty,” was inspired by the unexpected resu … Read more
A new study finds that high-growth companies flock to neighborhoods that are more mixed-use and transit-accessible, whether in urban centers or suburbia. For all the talk about tech firms heading back … Read more
Scholars from Beijing Municipal Institute of City Planning and Design Undertake Comparative Study of American Cities Five UNC Program on Chinese Cities visiting scholars from the Beijing Municipal Ins … Read more
Can firms and economies utilize global value chains (GVC) for development? How can they move from low-income to middle-income and even high-income status?
How is ride-hailing technology changing health care transportation in the United States?
We talk with mortgage finance expert Roberto Quercia, and ask him how he got into planning, what projects he’s currently working on and how he brings his research into the classroom.
“In the Shadows of Ferguson” personifies the socio-historical-political processes that institutionalized racism and inequality.