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  • Project Uplift — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    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 City and Regional Planning New East

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/uplift/sendto_form (2015-06-03)
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  • Carrborro may extend ban on drive-throughs — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    What is the vision we have for our community Alderman Damon Seils said Tuesday For Seils that vision is one of a more pedestrian friendly town where residents are less dependent on their cars Carrboro banned drive through windows in its downtown area 15 years ago If approved the existing law would be amended to prohibit new drive through windows from being built on restaurants banks and possibly pharmacies through the entire town The vitality of our downtown has been enhanced by things like not allowing more drive throughs Seils said I would like to see that vitality spread throughout the community The Board of Aldermen agreed last month to discuss the changes which would not affect the town s seven existing drive throughs An ordinance has not yet been drafted Not everyone is sold on the idea Resident Kassey Klause said rather than encouraging people to walk the ban could lead to more driving That would make us drive even farther up to Durham if we want Taco Bell she said Daniel Rodriguez is a professor of urban planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill He said what the aldermen are trying to do may come across as self righteous but it s a good idea It s OK to inconvenience ourselves a little to make the environment a little more walkable he said Seils said he is concerned about the possibility of banning drive through windows at pharmacies because that would affect the elderly or those with limited mobility That s something we need to take seriously he said Seils said he s heard from people on both sides of the proposed ban and aldermen would like to get more feedback before making a decision There s no doubt that drive throughs offer a certain

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/drivethroughs (2015-06-03)
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  • Pierre Clavel: The Progressive City in the U.S. South — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    alumnus Pierre Clavel MRP 59 visiting from Cornell University to give a talk on The Progressive City in the U S South Professor Clavel s research and writing has focused on planning administration and politics with particular application to regionalism and nationalism in Appalachia and Wales then applied to progressive cities like Hartford Cleveland Berkeley Santa Monica Burlington Chicago and Boston as well as community development in Youngstown Ohio and

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/pierreclavel (2015-06-03)
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  • CURS releases North Carolina’s Distressed Urban Tracts: A View of the State’s Economically Disadvantaged Communities — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    per capita income at the U S Census tract level in North Carolina updating a 2005 report 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 Despite the prosperity of their surrounding communities these urban tracts are even more distressed than their counterparts in rural counties Among the report s findings 65 percent 106 of 162 of the state s severely distressed census tracts are located in urban areas 20 of the 25 most distressed tracts in North Carolina are urban Per capita income in urban distressed tracts is 1 300 lower than in rural distressed tracts While urban counties have lower rates of poverty overall urban distressed tracts experience poverty at a rate that is 10 percent greater than rural distressed tracts Revitalizing economically distressed communities is of prime importance to local state and national policymakers In North Carolina the predominance of rural counties and the widening economic gap between urban and rural areas has prompted state and local officials to focus significant attention and resources on the state s more rural areas This report seeks to expand the conversation on economic opportunity

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/distressedurbantracts (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    cost units in future projects Durham officials will have to increase substantially the concessions they offer in return city county planners say Last day of classes Last day of classes boy the semester went by fast Good luck with your exams 2013 Chester Rapkin award announced by JPER Each year the editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research JPER appoint a committee to select the best paper in

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=65&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • Undergraduate Minor Open House — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    you might have and gladly accept any feedback you have on the program if you have already declared a minor This will be a great opportunity for you to get to know your peers Please come and join us Please indicate whether or not you plan to attend by filling out a short doodle poll http doodle com aeznrqfh6ce9ybvp Pizza and drinks will be provided Location New East Reading Room

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/undergrad-oh (2015-06-03)
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  • Bridges2Success Scholar Athlete Support Program — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    themselves and may not appreciate the value add of being a scholar athlete as opposed to a student athlete Some coaches work on contract and may be only minimally engaged in the academic life of the students they coach The winner of the 2013 C Felix Harvey Award will use the money that came with the prize to develop the Bridges2Success Scholar Athlete Support Program a training academy that prepares middle and high school coaches to support academic success among male athletes of color Leading the team to develop the academy will be Roberto G Quercia director of the Center for Community Capital and professor and chair of the department of city and regional planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Quercia won the Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities a campus based honor that included 75 000 to fund the project Quercia and Mark McDaniel the center s senior research associate for community development outreach will use the Harvey Award funds to develop the curriculum and pilot the first coaches academy in several North Carolina counties in the fall of 2014 Other project partners include scholars at UNC and N C Central University and officials at

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/harveyaward (2015-06-03)
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  • Noreen McDonald serving as CURS interim director. — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    centers of its kind The Center s mission is to promote and support high quality basic and applied research on urban regional and rural planning and policy issues The Center s usual director Bill Rohe has received a 6 month Fulbright Research Scholarship to research urban revitalization in Glasgow Scotland Dr McDonald s research work focuses on travel behavior and addresses cross cutting policy questions in the fields of planning

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/noreen-mcdonald-serving-as-curs-interim-director (2015-06-03)
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