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  • Campanella awarded Rome Prize — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Michael Rapuano The American Academy in Rome is one of the leading American overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities Each year through a national juried competition the Academy offers up to 30 Rome Prize fellowships in architecture design historic preservation and conservation landscape architecture literature musical composition visual arts and the humanistic approaches to ancient studies medieval studies Renaissance and early modern studies and modern Italian studies The Academy was founded in 1894 Campanella was awarded a Rome Prize in April 2010 and is currently a Guggenheim Fellow and visiting scholar at Columbia University Campanella focuses his research primarily on the evolution of the urban civic landscapes of the United States He also has studied and written about the wholesale transformation of Chinese cities in the post Mao era His most recent book is The Concrete Dragon China s Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World 2008 He is currently working on two new books The Last Utopia chronicles the rise and fall of Soul City North Carolina a new town planned and partially built in the 1970s by civil rights leader Floyd B McKissick Designing the American Century examines the

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/campromeprize (2015-06-03)
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  • Godschalk co-chairs new sustainability planning initiative — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    big challenge in these turbulent times David R Godschalk has been tapped by the American Planning Association APA to co chair a new sustainability task force Godschalk is the Stephen Baxter Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning APA announced a new Sustaining Places Initiative at the recent United Nations Fifth World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro Brazil Godschalk will co chair a task force that will focus on using comprehensive planning as a tool to help communities of all sizes achieve sustainability His co chair will be Bill Anderson director of planning and community investment for the city of San Diego David Godschalk is known among both practitioners and educators as one of the most influential thought leaders of the profession over several decades said APA president Bruce Knight He specifically identified Godschalk s expertise with respect to comprehensive planning and comprehensive plans According to Knight His accomplishments in these areas are legendary and we are honored that he has agreed to co chair this critical new initiative Godschalk is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and co author of the popular text Urban Land Use Planning His research interests include growth management and land

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/godschalk-co-chairs-new-sustainability-planning-initiative (2015-06-03)
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  • A Win-Win for All — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Dave said I love this department and I want to see it do well far into the future Dave and Lallie owned a two thirds interest in a Chapel Hill house on Pritchard Avenue where their son David had lived while attending UNC After his graduation they grew tired of renting the house However selling it would have generated a large tax bill due to its appreciation In 1997 Dave and Lallie created a charitable remainder trust funded with their share of ownership in the house The Godschalks received a sizeable income tax deduction and avoided any capital gains on the transfer of the property into the trust In addition the trust paid income to them equal to five percent of the fair market value of the trust each year for a period of ten years Despite the annual payouts the value of the trust in 2006 was over a third larger than its original value thanks to exceptional investment performance by the UNC Chapel Hill Foundation Inc which served as trustee The Godschalks set up the trust to run for ten years The term ended June 30 2007 and the Department won when it received the proceeds from the

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/win-win (2015-06-03)
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  • Berke Presents Research on Community Resilience and Reduction of National Hazard Risks — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    of the Institute for the Environment IE at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill briefed the National Academy of Engineering this past summer about a national research initiative designed to build community resiliency and reduce risk from natural hazards The initiative was twofold First it focused on a core area of research at IE Center for Sustainable Community Design aimed at providing the researchers planners and policy makers with a better understanding of factors that drive better planning and policy to reduce future risks posed by natural hazards and climate change Despite increasing knowledge about hazards and their impacts disaster losses increase in part because of how we design our communities Second the initiative also focused on setting up a nationwide Resiliency and Vulnerability Observatory Network or RAVON that was originally conceived in a June 2008 conference of leading researchers on resiliency of cities and regions to natural hazards funded by the National Science Foundation and the United States Geological Survey The RAVON proposal entails setting up a series of collaborative nodes aimed at providing the social science community planners policy makers and society with the knowledge and predictive understanding necessary to reduce vulnerability and enhance resiliency of

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/berke-presents-research-on-community-resilience-and-reduction-of-national-hazard-risks (2015-06-03)
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  • Developing CNT — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Index And its Planning and Policy Applications Wednesday February 2 2011 5 30 7 00 p m Pleasants Family Assembly Room Wilson Library The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill This event is free Coffee and light refreshments will be provided All University faculty staff and students are welcome Members of the public are strongly encouraged to attend Nearby public parking is available at 1 the NC 54 lot at

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/ctp-cnt (2015-06-03)
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  • Enterprise meets with DCRP students to discuss community development — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Info Enterprise meets with DCRP students to discuss community development Recently DCRP students were fortunate enough to meet with DCRP alumnus Philip Porter MRP 96 about the exciting opportunities at Enterprise Community Investment Inc Philip Porter Enterprise Vice President pictured with DCRP Professor Roberto Quercia Enterprise is a leading real estate investment services company for affordable housing and community development They provide partners with development capital via equity and debt products and expertise in community development practices Enterprise strives to create opportunity for low and moderate income people through fit affordable housing and diverse thriving communities Central to their mission is the fundamental commitment to give people living in poverty an opportunity to move up and out In partnership with investors and developers nationwide Enterprise currently invests in communities at a rate of 1 billion a year The visit was sponsored by Dr Quercia DCRP Professor and a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dr Quercia has published numerous articles primarily on the topics of low income homeownership affordable lending and the assessment of lending risks and homeownership education and counseling Learn more about Dr Quercia s

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/enterprise (2015-06-03)
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  • Safe Routes to School - Japan — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    participated in a study tour to Japan on the topic of walking to school The tour was funded by the Japan Foundation with a goal of comparing practices between the US and Japan The US delegation met with the head of primary and secondary education for Japan at the Ministry of Education and observed walking to school and met with local officials at an elementary and middle school in suburban Tokyo Differences between the countries were quite large In Japan the standard is to build elementary schools so that no student travels more than 4km 2 5 miles there is also an expectation that children travel without adult supervision starting in first grade age 6 To prepare students to safely walk to school childcare centers and pre schools teach traffic safety starting at age 3 Parents and neighborhood residents also organize safety patrol so that there are eyes on the street while children are traveling to school Dr McDonald studies how individual family neighborhood and institutional factors affect travel choices Her current research looks at the relationship between community design and teen motor vehicle injury factors affecting school location decisions and several aspects of the federal Safe Routes to School

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/safe-routes-to-school-japan (2015-06-03)
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  • berkeaward.jpg — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    People Career Services News About DCRP Contact Us Support DCRP Home News berkeaward jpg Search Site only in current section Calendar Text Increase font size Decrease font size Info Click to view full size image Size 24 1 kB Document Actions Send this Print this The Department of City and Regional Planning New East Building CB 3140 UNC CH Chapel Hill NC 27599 3140 phone 919 962 3983 fax 919

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