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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    to have had any major long term effects on Americans perceptions of homeownership No extraordinary efforts will likely be needed to attract American households back into the housing market Better planning to reduce impact of natural disasters Research projects at DCRP are helping to improve our nation s ability to be more resilient and bounce back after natural disasters we keep building levees and seawalls and strengthening buildings along the coast but what we really need to do is not build in dangerous places says Phil Berke Planning For Equity As planners we are familiar with the notorious legacy of various planning practices or initiatives such as urban renewal s disproportionately negative impact on minority populations or more recently the foreclosure crisis disparate impact on elderly low income and minority populations Triangle Tenants Brace Themselves For Section 8 Cuts Frank Stasio discusses potential cuts to Section 8 Voucher Program with Professor Bebe Smith Professor Mai Nguyen and Reporter Colin Campbell Misfit Borrowers Attracting Lenders as Housing Revives Raj Date helped write new rules for U S mortgage underwriting as deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Now he s building a company that will offer loans to borrowers blocked

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=80&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • Planning and Political Considerations — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    to navigate local politics as a public planner Megan Wooley DCRP Alum MCRP 10 and current Chapel Hill Town Planner talks to Mai Nguyen s PLAN 704 Planning Theory class about current Chapel Hill planning projects Dr Mai Thi Nguyen joined the faculty in 2006 and teaches in the Housing and Community Development Specialization Her research focuses on social and spatial inequality urban growth phenomena and governance the relationship between

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/megan (2015-06-03)
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  • Biophilic Cities + Blue Urbanism — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Architecture at the University of Virginia where he has taught for the last twenty five years Much of Beatley s work focuses on the subject of sustainable communities and creative strategies by which cities and towns can fundamentally reduce their ecological footprints while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places Beatley believes that sustainable and resilient cities represent our best hope for addressing today s environmental challenges Scott Shufort Planning Director from Fayetteville NC Mr Shuford is a certified planner with over 30 years of professional experience in all phases of planning and development at the local government level His experience includes senior planning positions in Onslow County Asheville Wilmington and Carolina Beach in North Carolina and St Petersburg Clearwater and Brevard County in Florida as well as two years as a private sector planning consultant He currently serves as the Planning and Development Director for Onslow County NC the state s second most populous coastal county and home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Mr Shuford co authored a 2010 American Planning Association report entitled Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future He is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics involving local government

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/beatley (2015-06-03)
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  • Truth and Reconciliation in South Sudan — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    South Sudan Tim Berke joint Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning Masters of Public Health 2013 international advisor to the chairman of the of the Committee for National Healing Peace and Reconciliation in South Sudan South Sudan like most countries whose past is marred by oppression marginalization and large scale human rights violations faces significant challenges on its path to reconciliation Almost five decades of civil war have

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/sudan (2015-06-03)
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  • Department Fall Visitation — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    environmental sustainability If so please join the Department of City and Regional Planning at our Fall Visitation and Call In Event on Friday November 7th to learn more about pursing a professional Master s degree in planning at UNC Chapel Hill Fall Visitation Friday November 7th 9 00 a m 2 00p m Chapin Reading Room New East 211 Join faculty and students for group and individual sessions Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided This event is a great opportunity for prospective students from this region to gain first hand knowledge about DCRP meet current students and speak to faculty members Call In Event Friday November 7th 2 30 p m 919 962 2718 Note this is a special line that will only be active for this event This is an ideal time for prospective students from outside the region to talk with a faculty member about the Master s program and the field of planning Faculty will be available to answer any and all questions To register for either event please contact our student services assistant Candice Jones at dcp admissions unc edu Fall Visitation Schedule Schedule PDF Friday November 7th Chapin Reading Room New East 211 9

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/fallvisit14 (2015-06-03)
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  • Faculty Search: Assistant Professor in Urban Design — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    especially interested in candidates with strong research interests in urban design and related fields and a desire to contribute to city and regional planning by advancing planning scholarship Candidates should have the ability to teach site planning and urban city design to masters students These courses are usually taught as lecture courses rather than studio format Ability and interest to collaborate with various faculty members in the department and the university is an asset Successful candidates will also be able to mentor PhD students and teach courses at the doctoral level In addition to the professional master s in city and regional planning MCRP and doctoral program the department has dual degree programs and or strong ties with graduate programs in environmental science law business and public health at UNC CH and with landscape architecture at North Carolina State University s College of Design The department currently has over 120 full time graduate students in the MCRP and doctoral programs as well as undergraduates pursuing a minor in Urban Studies and Planning The 15 permanent faculty members are well known for their scholarship research productivity and extensive contributions to planning practice in variety of areas Over its history the department has established a distinguished tradition of training professional planners and developing future scholars UNC CH is an equal opportunity employer and the department is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply UNC CH is located in the research Triangle region of North Carolina a fast growing and rapidly diversifying metropolitan region in the country with almost 2 million residents The region is home to many leading public and private institutions including North Carolina State University Duke University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the cities of Raleigh Durham

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/asstprofud (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    and says they need to do more bragging about their efforts Berke receives mentoring award Dr Philip Berke a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring at the ceremony Lanisha Blount NCAPA 2013 Summer Fellow The North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association selected Lanisha Blount a second year graduate student studying in the City Regional Planning Program

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=85&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • Policy Changes Needed To Confront Climate Change Risks — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Site only in current section Calendar 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

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