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  • The Department of City and Regional Planning — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    education for promoting and providing a more bike able campus for students staff and visitors read more Coastal SEES Collaborative Research Climate change is transforming the outer edge of the Southern US coastal plain Lower lying parts of this region characterized by extensive freshwater dependent ecosystems will be largely inundated by gradual sea level rise by the end of this century read more Impact of the Safe Routes to School Program on Walking and Bicycling A new study by DCRP Professor Noreen McDonald confirms Safe Routes to Schoo l programs increase rates of walking and bicycling to and from school read more The New Climate Economy The New Climate Economy a report that was just released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate that looks at the conditions under which climate security can be good for growth read more Why haven t China s cities learned from America s mistakes Faceless estates Sprawling suburbs Soulless financial districts Discredited elsewhere as fostering the worst kind of urban angst these are the vogue in China but change could be afoot read more A Planning Life Bridging Academics and Practice Half a century of life as a planner Is there any framework capable of capturing the high and low points of that experience Looking back at a life as a planner educator Dr Godschalk sees many positive signs that three main concepts not only continue to shape the field of planning in fundamental ways but are gaining steam read more How Much Does it Really Cost to Get Students to School While the first thing that might come to mind is the expense of each trip including the purchasing and fueling school buses and paying for drivers many other factors influence the cost of school transportation especially when all modes of travel are considered read more Land value impacts of wetland restoration As restoration efforts proliferate it is important to know what impact if any large scale wetland and stream restoration have on surrounding land values Restoration effects on real estate values have substantial implications for protecting resources increasing tax base and improving environmental policies read more Ripple effect Asheville s shortage of affordable housing Asheville s city government is pushing to increase the supply of affordable housing Late last year city staff commissioned DCRP s Mai Nguyen to compare their efforts to provide more affordable housing with what other similar municipalities have done read more Global Heels Hou Xin visiting scholar in the Program on Chinese Cities HOU Xin is a visiting scholar in the Program on Chinese Cities an initiative of the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Center for Urban Studies in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences read more CURS releases North Carolina s Distressed Urban Tracts A View of the State s Economically Disadvantaged Communities This deeper dive into the state s most distressed areas using tract level data reveals pockets of extreme distress in the state s urban areas read more Bridges2Success

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  • Admissions — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Ever wonder what projects you could be working on as a DCRP student We asked a couple of Phil Berke s students read more Global Heels Reem Ghunaim Reem Ghunaim is studying city and regional planning specializing in economic development She will graduate in May 2014 with a master s degree in urban planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill read more 1 2 3 4 5 Navigation 2015 Open House Process FAQ Financial Assistance Program Performance Text Increase font size Decrease font size Info Admissions If you are seeking a customized planning education and a Master s degree that will be highly respected wherever you work you should consider our MCRP program The program has several important strengths You will be part of a class of very strong students most of whom will have relevant work experience The faculty is engaged in cutting edge applied research and community engagement projects that inform their teaching All faculty members do international and comparative work Beyond teaching basic theory methods tools and techniques the faculty believes in involving students in the educational process through creative exercises real world projects and community service We apply the concept of sustainable development in specializations that cover physical and development planning land use and environmental planning transportation planning design and preservation of the built environment economic development housing community development and real estate development The curriculum is strengthened through certificate programs in GIS international development and public policy as well as seven dual degree programs in business law public health landscape architecture and public administration The Research Triangle Area is an excellent place to study planning The region includes rapidly growing areas and older centers undergoing redevelopment The million plus region is demographically and economically diverse with a large number of international residents

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  • Academics — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    students read more Course Profile Planning for Natural Hazards and Climate Change Adaptation Emphasis is placed on the connectivity between planning for natural hazards and disasters and climate change adaptation emphasizing the principles of sustainability and disaster resilience read more PLAN 638 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Students in PLAN 638 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning recently participated in an activity to demonstrate how pedestrian design elements and the built environment affect disabled individuals read more PLAN 590 I invite you to take my Maymester course this year It is a hands on course designed for graduate and undergraduate students who want to learn more about real estate You ll gain skills that will help you make good housing choices You ll also learn how real estate development and investment decisions are made In June you ll be impressed with the knowledge you have gained after three short weeks read more DCRP Course Listing Review our comprehensive list of all regularly offered DCRP courses read more Natural Hazards Resilience Certificate Program The 10 credit hour certificate program which will begin in the Fall of 2015 focuses on the nexus between the threats and impacts of natural hazards and disasters on human settlements read more 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Navigation Doctoral Masters Undergraduate Minor Course Listing Fall 2015 Courses PDF Spring 2015 Courses PDF GIS Library Resources Text Increase font size Decrease font size Info Academics The Department of City and Regional Planning is one of the largest oldest and best known programs of graduate planning education and research in North America It was founded in 1946 to demonstrate the practical application of social science methods to problems of government and the interdisciplinary union of social science design and engineering It was the first planning program

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  • Engagement — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    natural environments read more Pharmaceutical Mergers Yield Spinoffs 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 laborers opted to start their own spinoff businesses in the Research Triangle read more Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters The Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters Hazards Center headquartered at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducts innovative research on natural hazards and translates the knowledge developed to practice read more Center for Sustainable Community Design As population increases in the United States and worldwide development pressures also increase Development is critical to meet legitimate human needs housing transportation jobs but it can degrade air quality water quality and other environmental and quality of life assets read more Graduate Students Serve North Carolina 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 read more Faculty Student Research and Engagement 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 Ever wonder what projects you could be working on as a DCRP student We asked a couple of Phil Berke s students read more Center for Community Capital The Center for Community Capital works to create such an environment by helping shape public policies that promote and catalyze innovative community development read more DCRP Workshop Vietnam August 2010 a team of nine second year students from DCRP travelled to Vietnam in preparation for a fall semester workshop The project entailed creating a plan for the People s Committee of Quy Nhon a city on the east coast of Vietnam read more CURS releases North Carolina s Distressed Urban Tracts A View of the State s Economically Disadvantaged Communities This deeper dive into the state s most distressed areas using tract level data reveals pockets of extreme distress in the state s urban areas read more Carolina Transportation Program The Carolina Transportation Program is an interdisciplinary research and education program CTP focuses on the study of transportation planning transit non motorized transportation and land use patterns and their impacts on health environment energy and economic development at local regional national and global scale read more CURS The Center for Urban Regional Studies conducts and supports research on urban and regional affairs research that helps to build healthy sustainable communities across the country and around the world The Center s Faculty Fellows leading scholars in their respective fields participate in projects to generate new knowledge about urban and regional processes problems and solutions read more Community engagement Community engagement enables the planning faculty and students to address community needs Community

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  • People — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Lester there are circumstances in which incentives can work if we re smart about where when and how we pursue them read more Researching Latino Contributions to North Carolina Dr Lowe has been exploring institutional differences across local labor markets that not only shape how Latino immigrants apply and develop skill but influence the kinds of barriers they face in harnessing their expertise for occupational advancement read more Student Research Land Readjustment across planning cultures DCRP doctoral student Erik Vergel presented the paper Land Readjustment across planning cultures a dialogue between Japan and Latin America in urban planning The case of Colombia and Brazil at the LASA Conference in San Francisco read more Students come to the department from around the globe The educational backgrounds of students cover a wide range of undergraduate fields Among them are architecture biology business economics engineering forestry geography geology history landscape architecture philosophy political science psychology public administration sociology and urban studies read more Keeping House Will the dream of homeownership start coming true for more minority and lower income Americans I think so Roberto Quercia says because in the future the bulk of borrowers are going to be minority or low income Necessity I think will make us learn how to do this correctly read more Students Make an Impact 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 read more How to get America to walk US cities have long catered to a population that prefers to drive How do you remake a city into a pedestrian dream The BBC s Franz Strasser went to Raleigh North Carolina where he met with DCRP student Matt Tomasulo to discuss his Walk Raleigh project read more CTP Alumni career Panel The Carolina Transportation Program recently hosted an Alumni Career Panel to discuss the best ways to find a job after graduation The alumni panel relayed stories about how they entered the field skills they recommend and even what DCRP courses they found to be most useful in their careers read more Design Revival 24 Design Revival 24 is rooted in the conviction that helping communities in need is a core calling of design professionals everywhere 2010 DCRP Alumna Kate Pearce describes her experience as a team of planners landscape architects architects and engineers volunteered 24 consecutive hours of design work to the town of Bluefield WV read more Chapel Hill 2020 Planning for Sustainability DCRP s David Godschalk discusses features of 10 outstanding comprehensive plans from around the country in terms of how well they meet sustaining places principles read more Turn Foreclosure Frustration into Policy Action Opinion Roberto Quercia Occupy Your Home advocates across the country have good reason to demonstrate

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  • Career Services — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    have relevant work experience before joining the program Our faculty has engaged this class in cutting edge applied research and in many community engagement projects that have formed the basis of their training Employers who recruit from our program have access to students who are critical thinkers and have extensive experience in team building and problem solving Student profiles MCRP Students seeking Employment for Summer 2015 2016 Master s Candidates First year students are looking to contribute and gain experience Internships provide our students with an opportunity to put some of their planning skills and newly acquired knowledge to practice These exchanges also enable students to identify timely research topics for their Master s Projects including those that reflect the needs North Carolina s communities Student Profiles MCRP Students seeking Internships for Summer 2105 Submit job opportunities to The Department of City and Regional Planning has graduated over 2 000 graduates since 1946 We would be happy to circulate any listings for internships and job openings to our current students and through our extensive alumni network We are also happy to answer any questions you might have about the program or to put you in contact with any students that

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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    York just how the London plane Platanus acerifolia came to be the city s most abundant shade tree Risk Access and the Future of Homeownership The Center for American Progress Brookings Institution Press and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill s Center for Community Capital invite you to join an esteemed panel for a deeper exploration of how the relationships between the lending industry government and borrowers worked in the past decade and how it can be revived and reformed for coming generations divided700 jpg artofthescale jpg Art at the Scale of Landscape Altitude was the first air conditioner Come summer since time immemorial people around the globe those who could afford it at least have fled malarial cities to seek refuge in cool verdant hills Tax for Transit will pay dividends Opinion William Rohe On Tuesday 11 8 11 Durham County voters will be the first in the Triangle to vote on a referendum to increase the local sales and use tax by one half percent to support public transit Voters in Orange and Wake counties are expected to follow suit next year If these referendums pass they will help finance the expansion of public transit including development of a passenger rail system linking Raleigh Cary Durham and Chapel Hill Do we need a passenger rail system in the Triangle Careful study suggests the answer is unequivocally yes DCRP hosts the Divided Cities and Regions Symposium Negotiating Conflict Between People Business and Government rios JPG talk4 JPG talk JPG talk2 JPG talk3 JPG group4 JPG group2 JPG netgotx JPG CTP Alumni Career Panel The Carolina Transportation Program recently hosted an Alumni Career Panel to discuss the best ways to find a job after graduation 106 JPG 119 JPG 123 JPG 2011 Diversity Committee Bus Trip Recently DCRP students piled into a bus and headed out of town to explore some nearby communities Our purpose was to learn how nearby communities and professionals approach the issues of diversity in planning The bus trip lasted the whole day and consisted of the stops in Historic Stagville the City of Oxford and Soul City 101 12 jpg Student Award Matt Tomasulo DCRP Student Recognition 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA Honor Award Communications Category Turn Foreclosure Frustration into Policy Action Opinion Roberto Quercia Occupy Your Home advocates across the country have good reason to demonstrate their frustration over mounting foreclosures and market excesses They have called for a National Day of Action to protest A home for all seasons Webb design stands test of time Designed in 1950 by DCRP Professor and architect James Murray Jim Webb and completed in 1952 for Kenneth Brinkhous a noted scientist at UNC s Medical School Jim Webb the first faculty member hired by DCRP founder John A Parker was a designer practitioner and contributor to the original plan for the Research Triangle Park State faces affordable housing gap The programs that are out there produce great housing said Chris Estes MRP 02 with

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  • Founded in 1946 — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    the lines of communication and promoting joint efforts in intellectual growth and public service read more Diversity Committee Bus Trip It s time for a field trip The best way to understand a community and the challenges it faces is to get out and see it read more Carolina Planning Journal We are pleased to report the official launch of the new Carolina Planning website This new web presence both extends the reach and impact of the Journal and provides unprecedented access to our archives with over 500 original articles commentaries interviews and book reviews from some of the most formative years of the planning field read more Department History This was the first planning department to be established with its principal university base in the social sciences rather than in architecture or landscape design and to demonstrate the interdisciplinary union of social science design and engineering It has retained and strengthened that social science legacy through the multidisciplinary research and teaching programs of its faculty read more New East Building home of the Department of City and Regional Planning is located at 205 East Cameron Avenue in the historic core of the Carolina Campus The Italianate building was designed by William Percival and completed in 1861 read more Obama visits UNC presidential motorcade passes New East President Barack Obama s visit to Chapel Hill on Tuesday caused road closings and detours throughout the day on UNC s campus The president first gave a speech on campus and afterward passed DCRP s New East building read more 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Navigation Department History New East Diversity DCRP Events Calendar Job Opportunities GIS Resources Text Increase font size Decrease font size Info Founded in 1946 Founded in 1946 the Department of City and Regional Planning is one

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