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  • Bike Equity Discussion — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    of cycling whether they be women disabled riders racial minorities the aging population g roups with limited facilities those of modest means etc The bike equity discussion was the beginning of a thoughtful conversation on ways to bring about inclusion The six person panel made up of community organizations and government had a back and forth dialogue with the audience on how their organizations are trying to make cycling accessible

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/bike-equity (2015-06-03)
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  • Have We Been Overestimating Flood Risk On The Outer Banks? — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    program preliminary maps show the majority of coastal counties having a net decrease in properties in the two flood hazard zones The VE and AE zones The VE zone is where if there were a catastrophic storm you d literally have a wave crashing into your building The AE zone is where you may not have waves but you would likely have storm surge rising up into your structure The most drastic changes are happening in Dare Country where roughly 18 400 properties will come out of the flood hazard area if the maps are approved Two thirds of our structures are being removed from the 100 year flood plain said Willo Kelly the Government Affairs Director for the Outer Banks Association of Realtors And to hear that two thirds of your structures are no longer going to be required to carry flood insurance if they have a mortgage just seems completely unbelievable How Could We Have Been So Wrong At first glance it s unbelievable to many The idea that the Outer Banks is actually becoming a safer place to live seems completely counterintuitive But Gavin Smith of the U S Department of Homeland Security s Coastal Hazards Center thinks the change isn t in the geology it s in the mapping technology The maps that were created before these maps were perhaps not the best baseline data upon which to craft policy said Smith That s because the technology has increased dramatically since the mid 2000s when the last round of maps rolled out Think about it like going from a standard defintion television to a high def screen Using a technique called LIDAR cartographers fly planes over the area they want to map and shoot little beams of light down to the ground The light reflects bounces

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/oversetimatingfloodrisk (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    urban growth Put enough of the right projects together in the right way and you have sustainable cities Carolina Planning Journal Call for Papers Now seeking submissions for the 2014 issue Innovative Collaborations in Planning With the recent recession leading to diminished resources and tighter government budgets planners need new and innovative ways for serving and impacting communities Policy Changes Needed To Confront Climate Change Risks State plans for future

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=60&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • Center for Community Capital director Roberto Quercia briefs FDIC on sustainable approaches to homeownership among low-income families — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    among low income families Search Site only in current section Text Increase font size Decrease font size Info Send this page to someone Fill in the email address of your friend and we will send an email that contains a link to this page Address info Send to Required The e mail address to send this link to From Required Your email address Comment A comment about this link The

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/quercia-fdic/sendto_form (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    the end of the semester to share their Master s project Dissertation research 2012 APA Outstanding Planning Student Organization Awards DCRP Planners Forum students were recognized for two recent department events Divided Cities and Regions Consensus Policy Conference and Pecha Kucha Presentations on Internships Student Research What makes some CaBi stations more used than others Open trip data lets researchers analyze bike sharing systems in detail They are making useful discoveries about how culture and urban spaces affect the way people use bikeshare These conclusions can help cities refine their bikeshare systems as they grow and mature Graduate Students Make an Impact Honored for Research Benefiting North Carolina 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 The Impact Awards recognize outstanding graduate students whose research covers a variety of areas education the environment economic development health public administration and more Seeing 2020 Chapel Hill citizens are deciding what the town s future should look like using principles refined by a world renowned city and regional planning department that few outside the field know about Previous 5 items Next 5 items 1 25 26

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=135&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Latin America in urban planning 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 as part of the Panel Transnational Urbanism The Movement of Urban Planning Ideas between Latin America and the World at the LASA Conference in San Francisco N C historic preservation work increases as economy improves After several years in which dilapidated historic buildings languished for want of buyers Preservation North Carolina is seeing some of its properties moving again Sometimes they literally move to get out of the way of a bulldozer Job Accessibility for the Urban Low Income A Case Study of Beijing This presentation was part of the CURS Brown Bag Lunch Seminar A welcome message from the new department chair Professor Roberto Quercia 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 Previous 5 items Next 5 items 1 23 24

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=125&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    our cities and regions 2012 DCRP Graduation Ceremony DCRP Workshop Carteret County 2030 Last fall a team of nine second year DCRP students worked with North Carolina s Eastern Region and the Military Growth Task Force PlanIt East effort to help set the groundwork for a regional approach to sustainable growth and conservation planning According to Kaza the project demonstrates techniques frequently used in industry settings but are only recently

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=130&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • Webinar: Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and urban development in Latin America and India — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    and India Search Site only in current section Text Increase font size Decrease font size Info Send this page to someone Fill in the email address of your friend and we will send an email that contains a link to this page Address info Send to Required The e mail address to send this link to From Required Your email address Comment A comment about this link The Department of

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