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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    whose past is marred by oppression marginalization and large scale human rights violations faces significant challenges on its path to reconciliation Department Fall Visitation This is a great opportunity for prospective students to visit the UNC campus learn first hand about DCRP meet current students and speak directly to faculty We hope that you can join us Faculty Search Assistant Professor in Urban Design The Department of City and Regional

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=70&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • Rohe receives prestigious Fulbright Award — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    spend six months studying urban revitalization in Glasgow Scotland City officials in Glasgow have had great success in responding to the loss of their city s traditional heavy manufacturing industries and in reinventing the city as an important business and cultural center I am looking forward to studying this successful effort and bringing back ideas that might be helpful to those working on urban revitalization in the U S Dr Rohe teaches courses in central city and neighborhood revitalization and has published 3 books and over 60 journal articles on the topics of housing and community development policy and practice Learn more Dr William M Rohe received his Ph D from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978 In 2005 he was awarded a distinguished professorship by the university for contributions to scholarship in the field of city and regional planning He holds the title of the Cary C Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City Regional Planning Professor Rohe specializes in housing and community development planning and policy Dr Rohe is a widely published author His books include Planning with Neighborhoods University of North Carolina Press Chasing the American Dream New Perspectives on Affordable Homeownership Cornell University Press and The Research Triangle From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence University of Pennsylvania Press He has also published over sixty refereed journal articles on the topics of housing and community development policy and practice as well as numerous research reports for federal state and local government agencies and major foundations Dr Rohe has received best article awards from both the Journal of Planning Education and Research and the Journal of the American Planning Association and he has conducted sponsored research for the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development the Ford Foundation the MacArthur Foundation and many other organizations He currently serves on

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/rohe_fulbright (2015-06-03)
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  • Sustainable Development Projects: Integrated Design Development & Regulation — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    when planners can most effectively regulate new projects while a glossary of real estate terms gives all the project participants a common language Detailed scenarios apply the book s principles to a trio of projects rental apartments greenfield housing and mixed use infill Readers can follow the projects from inception to finished product and see how different choices would result in different outcomes This nuts and bolts guide urges planners developers and designers to break out of their silos and join forces to build more sustainable communities It s essential reading for practicing planners real estate and design professionals planning and zoning commissioners elected officials planning students and everyone who cares about the future of cities Click here to read an excerpt from Sustainable Development Projects Click to learn more and order a book About the Authors David R Godschalk FAICP is Stephen Baxter Professor Emeritus in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill He has been a professional planner and a planning educator and has published 12 planning related books Godschalk chaired the 2013 APA Working Group on Comprehensive Plan Certification co chaired the 2011 APA Sustaining Places Task Force and served on the Chapel Hill Town Council and the North Carolina Smart Growth Commission He holds degrees from Dartmouth College the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina He is a registered architect inactive in Florida His recent publications include The Dynamic Decade Creating the Sustainable Campus for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2001 2011 University of North Carolina Press 2012 and Sustaining Places The Role of the Comprehensive Plan APA Planners Press 2012 His coauthored text Urban Land Use Planning University of Illinois Press 2006 is in its fifth edition Emil E Malizia

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/sustaind-div-projects (2015-06-03)
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  • Carolina Planning Journal - Call for Papers — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    providing original articles case studies interviews of relevance and interest to both audiences Carolina Planning is associated with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is distributed widely throughout North Carolina and the nation CPJ is now seeking submissions for the 2014 issue which will focus on Innovative Collaborations in Planning With the recent economic recessions tightening of government budgets and an atmosphere of diminished resources planners need new and innovative ways of continuing to serve and impact communities Additionally the intersection between various fields such as transportation and public health or economic development and land use is becoming more apparent and leading to the need for new partnerships to better address the multifaceted and complex impacts of planning decisions These challenges call for working outside traditional roles and collaborating with different partners in the private sector non profits other governmental departments or even individuals to pool resources and utilize different expertise This issue seeks to explore innovative ways planners have worked with each other and different types of partners to improve their communities Topics may include but are not limited to unique collaborations for neighborhood revitalization transportation economic development

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/callfopapers2014 (2015-06-03)
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  • Policy Changes Needed To Confront Climate Change Risks — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    outline of specific measures various state agencies can consider to prepare the state for future disasters The state is focusing on preparing for more major weather events and preventing widespread damage such as the effects of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene The 2011 storm caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to roads bridges homes and businesses Vermont State Agency Policy Options Disaster Recovery and Long Term Resilience Planning in Vermont is a collaborative effort backed by the U S Environmental Protection Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Smith says there s a lot of variation in the way development is controlled in Vermont In his report he suggests basing policies on the impact of local development on regional watersheds Choices made at a community level are going to ultimately affect those downstream Even an individual s choices while modest does have an effect he explains Smith says the nature of Vermont s rivers and streams and the fact that many communities are located along them present a challenge for mitigating the impact of flooding Link to the complete article http digital vpr net post policy changes needed confront climate change risks Related article http www timesargus com article 20131217 NEWS03 712179971 Learn more about Dr Smith s teaching and research Dr Smith is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Natural Hazards and Disasters UNC Hazards Center and the Department of Homeland Security s Center of Excellence Coastal Hazards Center The UNC Hazards Center research focus areas include modeling land use planning technology applications the social implications of hazards and disasters environmental hazards management law and policy public health business and economics The Coastal Hazards Center research focus areas include hazard modeling engineering human behavior and land use planning Dr Smith is currently engaged

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/policychangesconfrontclimate (2015-06-03)
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  • Graduate School Alumni Interview — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    in my home state plus I had always been a Tar Heel fan Describe your favorite memories as a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill One of my favorite UNC memories was strolling across campus with fellow DCRP students to grab something to eat on Franklin Street or in Lenoir after class The ability to leave an academic building and in just a few paces have dozens of restaurants and shops to choose from is a real treat Not many colleges have the amenities of Chapel Hill within such close reach and I don t know if many students realize how lucky they are to have such a walkable campus and town not to mention a great public transportation system What aspects of your graduate studies are most useful in your current professional role In graduate school almost all classes and projects involved working in a group which has proven to be most useful to me today Not only did I learn how to divide up work or manage a group but I learned how to communicate with others and understand group dynamics Group work is not always easy nor is working with fellow employees in a professional environment sometimes due to office politics Through understanding my personal strengths and weaknesses as well as those of my teammates we are able to work efficiently in a timely manner and to be productive This trait is almost as important as having technical knowledge in a work setting Describe the most significant aspects of your work Business development is the main focus of my position as the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Coordinator I assist minorities and women that are budding entrepreneurs or existing business owners to realize their full potential through helping them to develop business plans make connections with local

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/farabeeinterview (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    century especially in the developing world is to control and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities on roadways Overcoming the Burden of History in the South Asian Garment Industry In an era of growing regionalization South Asia remains one of the least integrated regions in the world NC APA visit to New East Ben Hitching a 97 alumnus returns to DCRP to discuss planning in North Carolina Faculty Student

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=75&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • Pecha Kucha — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    get together Pecha Kucha style at the end of the semester to share their Master s project Dissertation research Pecha Kucha What is it Pecha Kucha usually pronounced pe chak cha or pet shah coot shah depending on who you talk to is a method of presenting that ensures both content and length are kept short and to the point hence the claim of ending the nightmare we ve all experienced death by PowerPoint Speaker line up Theodora Hadjimichael Economic Development The Role of Community Development Intermediaries in Community Development Systems Louis Merlin Ph D Transportation Land Use Designing Complete Communities Clara Turner Economic Development Case study of local hire legislation as an equity oriented workforce intermediary David Daddio Land Use Maximizing Bicycle Sharing An Empirical Analysis of Capital Bikeshare Usage Catherine Bartels Real Estate Heirs Property A Case Study of Wake County NC Andy Guinn Ph D Economic Development Innovating Industrialization in the Suape Port Complex Harley Cooper Transportation The Impact of Car Sharing on Alternative Transportation Modes Ted Mansfield Transportation Environmental Science Investigating the Connection between the Built Environment and Burden of Disease from Fine Particulate Matter A Land Use Regression Approach View pictures from the event Document

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/peckakucha (2015-06-03)
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