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  • Crucial Conversation — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    jobs How can we assure that the price of economic growth does not involve worker exploitation To help address these critical questions NC Policy Watch is holding a series of special Crucial Conversation luncheons Prof Bill Lester of the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC Chapel Hill was invited to unveil an important new study entitled Mediating Incentives According to Lester there are circumstances in which incentives can work if we re smart about where when and how we pursue them Economic development incentives remain a controversial yet heavily used tool to attract jobs to states and communities In this paper we show that rather than being patently good or bad when NC grants incentives in areas of the economy that it already makes long run strategic investments employment outcomes are improved Our research suggests that incentives can be used in a smarter way and that state institutions that mediate industry state interactions are critical Link to the full paper Mediating Incentive Use A Time Series Assessment of Economic Development Deals in North Carolina This paper was co authored with Nichola Lowe and Allan Freyer More information Bill Lester joined the DCRP faculty in the Fall of 2010

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/incentives (2015-06-03)
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  • Carolina Planning Journal: Call for Papers — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is distributed widely throughout North Carolina and the nation We are now seeking submissions for the 2013 issue which will focus on Planning for Equity The current economic recession has raised concerns about widening disparities in opportunity and wealth What role can planners and policy makers play in bridging these disparities How can planners and policy makers increase access to opportunity for individuals and households reduce socioeconomic inequalities and create a physically and socially just society What are some innovative planning and policy practices that demonstrate equitable outcomes Topics may include but are not limited to defining equity responsible redevelopment equitable disaster planning increasing access to food sources housing and transportation equity in the built environment neighborhood stabilization fair lending practices environmental equity and how planners apply the equity principal from the APA s Code of Ethics into their daily practice Submission details Interested contributors should contact the Carolina Planning editors by email carolinaplanning unc edu prior to submission to discuss article topics and any other questions You may also fill out the form at the link below Submissions should be typed in Microsoft Word and limited to 15 pages double spaced Tables

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/2013callforpapers (2015-06-03)
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  • News — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    the City of Raleigh This remarkable historic place will now continue to be a tremendous asset for North Carolinians for another century Bravo Now it s time to dig in and consider how to make Dix Hill work as a park Pharmaceutical Mergers Yield Spinoffs Researching the industrial genesis of the Research Triangle region Lowe and Feldman are actively engaged in a project that follows the development of the regional

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/news-home/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=105&-C= (2015-06-03)
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  • N.C. historic preservation work increases as economy improves — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    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 City and

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/historicpresimproves/sendto_form (2015-06-03)
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  • Job Accessibility for the Urban Low-Income: A Case Study of Beijing — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Beijing Search 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

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/cursbrownbag/sendto_form (2015-06-03)
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  • A welcome message from the new department chair, Professor Roberto Quercia. — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Quercia Search 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

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/welcome/sendto_form (2015-06-03)
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  • The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: A film screening and discussion — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    of affordable housing equity and design in the American city Using film and expert panel discussion this event wrestled with a host of contemporary urban issues and their implications for the greater Triangle community In The Pruitt Igoe Myth official selection at the Los Angeles and Silverdocs film festivals and winner of the 2012 ABCNews Videosource Award director Chad Friedrichs pairs archival footage interviews with former residents and the latest in contemporary urban historiography to examine how the rise and fall literally of St Louis Pruitt Igoe housing complex impacted the lives of its tenants the fabric of its city and the climate of discussion surrounding the American city then and now Video trailer After the viewing a panel of experts led a discussion on the issues raised by The Pruitt Igoe Myth Dr Joseph Heathcott professor of Urban Studies at the New School for Liberal Arts whose expertise in Pruitt Igoe was called upon in the making of the film was joined by professors Dr Thomas Campanella of DCRP and Dr Kofi Boone professor of landscape architecture at North Carolina State and an authority on environmental justice Planning practitioner Gregg Warren from DHIC a Raleigh based non profit committed

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/pifilm (2015-06-03)
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  • Preservationists seek protections for historic Dorothea Dix buildings — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    to the council We believe that careful consideration of the existing structures will be critical to the successful transformation of the campus into a park Some of the Dix buildings date to the 1800s and preservationists don t want to see them demolished to make room for picnic shelters and soccer fields They d like to see the park modeled after the Presidio a former military installation in San Francisco that s now a national park Historic buildings there have been restored as offices homes businesses and schools Revenue from tenants pays for park amenities I think we need to figure out how to combine public use and private use onto the Dix property said J Myrick Howard president of Preservation North Carolina and DCRP Guest Lecturer a nonprofit based in Raleigh that aims to protect the state s historic buildings and sites Howard points out that the hospital s main building alone rivals the size of the 30 story Wells Fargo tower downtown It was designed by A J Davis the architect behind the State Capitol And its smaller neighbors built over time represent nearly every architectural period of the past two centuries You could almost teach an architectural history class off that property he said It s really similar to a college campus in terms of the scale the type of construction and the layout Preservationists like Howard are already floating ideas for new uses The Dix campus chapel could become a venue for classical music The historic houses built for Dix employees could again be home to families And the main building could be renovated into a boutique hotel Howard said They could be paying money into the park fund and that s one less thing for the city to be paying for he said Gov Bev

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