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  • THE SCHOOL THAT JACK BUILT: Alumni Stories Through the Decades (Nov. 14th) — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    SCHOOL THAT JACK BUILT City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1945 2012 A panel discussion and reception will follow THE SCHOOL THAT JACK BUILT Alumni Stories Through The Decades Thursday November 14 th Gerrard Hall 5 30PM Alumni panel discussion and reception Alumni Panel Members Jonathan Howes 61 UNC Senior Public Service Fellow David Godschalk 64 FAICP and Stephen Baster Professor George Williams 68 AICP Architect Planner Preservation Deborah Warren 74 N C Legal Services Resource Center Ben Hitchings 97 Morrisville Planning Director Christy Raulli 10 Dev Finance Initiative at UNC School of Gov The Department of City and Regional Planning DCRP at UNC Chapel Hill was the seventh university planning program in the country and the first to be based in the social sciences Boldly initiated in 1945 on a university campus with no architecture or engineering program DCRP was entrusted to a young administrator who had not yet completed his graduate degree in planning at MIT Despite its atypical start DCRP would establish a solid foothold by the early 1950s and grow in size and reputation over the next six decades We hope that the story of this planning education enterprise

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/the-school-that-jack-built-alumni-stories-through-the-decades-nov.-14th (2015-06-03)
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  • SAFE MOBILITY, new concept, new model? — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    proclaimed 2011 2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safe ty aiming to save five million lives by taking concrete actions to improve the safe ty of road users In his presentation Dr Gustavo Alonso Cabrera Arana will discuss the limitations of Haddon s Matrix an injury prevention concept that formed the basis of Colombia s 2011 2016 National Plan of Road Safe ty He will then describe the

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/safemobility (2015-06-03)
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  • Overcoming the Burden of History in the South Asian Garment Industry — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    History in the South Asian Garment Industry Emerging Engagement in Regional Markets By Meenu Tewari Associate Professor The region s complicated political economy its divided history and a maze of institutional and economic barriers are commonly blamed for the lack of a vibrant regional market in South Asia A fraught history however need not be destiny This short book explores the possibilities of deepening intraregional trade and investment in South Asia Drawing on field work carried out in the region s textile and garment industry it examines the conditions under which feuding and mistrustful members can work as partners despite past grievances The book finds evidence of the emergence of new intermediaries in the region including a generation of younger entrepreneurs with a more global worldview that seems to transcend the region s divided history and is enabling more embedded trade ties These new actors along with the growing size of the domestic market can serve as anchors for deeper regional engagement in the future It is hoped that the evidence provided by this book can nudge the conversation about regional cooperation in South Asia in new directions Meenu Tewari Associate Professor of Economic Development in the Department of City

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/burdenhistorygarment (2015-06-03)
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  • NC APA visit to New East — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    New East Ben Hitching a 97 alumnus returns to DCRP to discuss planning in North Carolina Ben Hitchings MRP 97 and current President of the North Carolina Chapter of the APA visited New East to give our first year students an introduction to planning activities in North Carolina Hitchings discussed some of the current issues affecting planners in the state as well as informing them of the upcoming NC APA

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/benncapa (2015-06-03)
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  • Faculty & Student Research and Engagement (Lowe) — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    North Carolina s life science workforce development initiative and specifically the state s novel efforts to influence local hiring practices so as to create jobs in biopharmaceuticals for displaced textile tobacco processing and microelectronics workers This study examines the mediating role of the state s community college system and increasing use of a sectoral based strategy for encouraging greater skills transference between the state s traditional and emerging industrial base Learn more about my research Julianne Stern I m a second year MCRP MBA dual degree student focusing on economic and workforce development I m working with Dr Lowe to develop a new project looking at how sector initiatives organizations that intermediate between employers and job training programs in specific industry sectors change the way that employers identify invest in and leverage worker skills By helping employers understand skill as an asset rather than a cost sector initiatives both improve employers ability to innovate and improve outcomes for workers placed at those firms Dr Lowe and I are working with a national organization that supports sector initiatives to gather data and develop case studies about the connection between employer relationships and jobseeker outcomes for manufacturing sector initiatives across the country Peter Cvelich I am a dual Master in City and Regional Planning and MBA student with a focus on economic development As a graduate assistant to Dr Lowe I have studied the emergence of advanced manufacturing in the United States Together we have researched the potential of this new wave of manufacturing to provide American workers access to quality jobs with decent pay and opportunities for skill building As part of Dr Lowe s Economic Development Policy course I assisted her with the design and delivery of a set of student led case studies defining advanced manufacturing and exploring its

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/lowesupport (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    a majestic plan came together Before the decade began many doubted it could be done Before it ended many more began to wonder if it ever would Guiding China s Gilded Age Helping a giant rethink its urban upheaval Imagine if Myrtle Beach morphed into a megacity double the size of New York City in just three decades Impossible Not in China Down Payment Rules Are at Heart of Mortgage Debate It seemed an easy fix to prevent the excesses of the housing market make home buyers put more money down But as the housing market starts to return and the subprime mess fades from memory the issue is up for debate Vishaan Chakrabarti A Country of Cities In this year s Robert and Helen Siler Lecture Chakrabarti spoke on the subject of his forthcoming book A Country of Cities Greenbridge A look back as the town looks ahead Timing was a disaster said Emil Malizia a UNC professor of city and regional planning They built the project at the peak of the market and tried to sell it at the bottom of the market Previous 5 items Next 5 items 1 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 35

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=90&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • League of American Bicyclists — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    bicycle friendly communities For almost ten years Mr Clarke has served as Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists a national bicycle advocacy education and lobbying group that was founded in 1880 and helped start the Good Roads Movement Before his work at the League Andy was on contract to provide technical assistance to UNC s very own Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center on site at the Federal Highway Administration In his lecture at DCRP Mr Clark talked about the Bicycle Friendly America program and what goes into making a community bicycle friendly from engineering to education to enforcement Andy spoke of inspirational infrastructure and programs he has seen around the country and world and how we can bring those changes to other cities Also discussed were the implications of MAP 21 the new transportation bill on planners at a state and local level Mr Clark stressed the need to continue to promote the economic and health advantages of bicycling and look at ways we can spread these benefits as we change the face of bicycling More information Daniel Rodríguez Director The Carolina Transportation Program is an interdisciplinary research and education program CTP focuses on the study of transportation

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/ctpleague1 (2015-06-03)
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  • The Dynamic Decade — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    pace including construction of six million square feet of new buildings renovation of a million square feet of existing buildings creation of five million square feet of pedestrian paths and open space initiation of a free university town bus system and institution of a new university sustainability office Needless to say the scale and pace of the growth generated both internal and external conflicts and pressures Had this growth not been firmly guided the resulting impacts on both the campus and the town could have been catastrophic Community debates heated up over university growth into adjacent neighborhoods worsened off campus traffic impacts from new university facilities and appropriate architecture for campus edge buildings Neighbors fought student family housing on a residential street and political protest against a campus parking structure chiller plant propelled an opposing resident onto the town council Town gown politics could have short circuited the planned campus growth Under state law UNC building is subject to Chapel Hill zoning Under the previous ordinance which set a campus FAR limit and prescribed reviews and hearings for each new building that often extended over two or more years the UNC plan would have been impossible to implement Delays would have been lengthened and the public participation process would have been further fragmented To avoid institutional gridlock and allow a more integrated review the town and university negotiated a new zoning district that takes a comprehensive longer term view It requires the university to submit a development plan with a 10 year schedule of construction allowing the town to review and approve the proposed campus plan as a whole rather than in a series of building by building steps Thus the public debated and the elected officials required mitigation of the impacts of the complete development rather than incremental pieces

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