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  • New life for the Dix buildings, too — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    this 21st century park can be found at presidio gov Based on this model the historic buildings on Dix Hill offer a tremendous opportunity They can provide revenue and activity for the park as well as authenticity It would be environmentally and culturally irresponsible and fiscally foolish to destroy them Instead of talking about 306 acres of parkland we need to recognize that about one quarter of the property is already developed leaving about 225 acres of undeveloped landscape for recreational purposes These two different land uses can be mutually beneficial For the historic buildings we should identify private uses compatible with public recreational uses of the landscape and then find private users willing to renovate the buildings at their own expense under long term leases Lease terms would require renovation and maintenance under historic standards and strictly regulate the landscape No new development only the reuse of the existing historic fabric The main building at Dix was designed in the 1840s by the nation s foremost architect A J Davis who worked with Dorothea Dix herself This architectural gem is as large as any of the tallest skyscrapers in Raleigh and for more than a century it remained Raleigh s largest building This building and others on campus could be mixed use just like the revitalized American Tobacco complex and Golden Belt Mill in Durham Those historic projects have attracted creative businesses artists and residents to downtown Durham Dix would do the same for Raleigh while giving the park a strong historic identity It will be walkable to downtown the new railroad station and convention center The numerous historic homes on campus could once again be homes Former dormitories could be adapted into private housing both upscale and affordable The chapel could again be a place for weddings chamber

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/newdix (2015-06-03)
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  • Pharmaceutical Mergers Yield Spinoffs — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    project that follows the development of the regional economy over a 50 year period Using a unique database of 3200 entrepreneurial ventures this project attempts to understand the institutional dynamics that created a vibrant regional economy and hopes to provide a replicable template for integrating large datasets to use in the study of regional economies When large pharmaceutical corporations like Glaxo and Burroughs Wellcome went through mergers more than 2 500 people entered the labor market looking for new opportunities Because of the Triangle s strong entrepreneurial support networks and world class research institutions many of these highly skilled workers opted to start their own spinoff businesses in the Research Triangle The video titled Pharmaceutical Mergers Yield Spinoffs was created for the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State and will be part of a series on North Carolina featured at the new James Hunt library at NC State More information Restructuring for Resilience Feldman M P and N Lowe 2011 Innovations Technology Governance Globalization 6 1 129 146 Dr Lowe s research focuses primarily on local economic development and adjustment in the North American context She is especially interested in the local support systems that enable firms to engage in innovative activities particularly during periods of economic volatility A central concern of her work is the accountability of business assistance and workforce development programs and supports to the larger host community Her research not only raises questions about the impact of local support systems on firm performance and survivability but the degree to which supporting actors both public and private can shape the upgrading and upskilling path of local firms in ways that reflect and reinforce higher order developmental goals and community values Maryann P Feldman is the Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/pharmaspin (2015-06-03)
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  • Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healthy Cities: Lessons from Europe and North America — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Increase font size Decrease font size Info Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healthy Cities Lessons from Europe and North America Promoting Cycling and Walking for Sustainable and Healthy Cities Lessons from Europe and North America John Pucher DCRP Visiting Professor Professor Urban Planning and Policy Development Program and Research Associate Alan M Voorhees Transportation Center Rutgers University Wednesday February 6th from 12 30 1 30 211 New East The presentation will cover What policies and programs are needed to make cycling and walking safe and convenient How do Dutch Danish and German cities get virtually everyone incl women children and seniors on bikes for a wide range of trip purposes What can communities in North Carolina do to increase walking and cycling while also making them safer and more convenient for everyday travel to work school and shopping John Pucher s research focuses on walking and bicycling with international comparative analysis that includes Australia Canada the USA Germany the Netherlands Denmark and several other European countries The main objective of his research is to determine what American Canadian and Australian cities could learn from each other and from European cities to improve the safety convenience and feasibility of

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/news/puchercycling (2015-06-03)
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  • Preservationists seek protections for historic Dorothea Dix buildings — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    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 Regional

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/preservationistsseekprotections/sendto_form (2015-06-03)
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  • 2013 Impact Award Winners for Research Benefitting the State of North Carolina — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    managers and were in more central positions in the mitigation stakeholder network land use approaches were a core part of the strategy for mitigating hazards Ward s results show how involving local planners in creating North Carolina s hazard mitigation plans can contribute to more proactive strategies for protecting citizens from storm hazards North Carolina Housing and Mortgage Lending Data Kevin Park Foreclosure records and other housing related data are often publicly available but scattered in unwieldy databases UNC Chapel Hill Center for Community Capital research assistant and doctoral student Kevin Park created an interactive website www unc edu kapark NC home html that incorporates foreclosure data from the Administrative Office of the Courts for North Carolina s 100 counties Site users can gain a general sense of a county s foreclosure activity by looking at the map and also learn the precise number of foreclosure starts in a given year by scrolling over a specific county Kevin s website also incorporates data on new home construction lending patterns housing vacancy unemployment and housing prices Facts are a prerequisite for sound policy efforts to increase the well being of all North Carolinians Unfortunately too often the information needed does not exist or is fragmented across many sources inaccessible to those who need them Kevin s site addresses the latter problem said advisor Roberto G Quercia Ph D Working with the UNC Chapel Hill Center for Urban and Regional Studies he also created a website that examines the economic health of 44 large N C municipalities www unc edu kapark CURS intro html Providing policymakers researchers and N C citizens with more streamlined access to housing and mortgage lending data can allow for a more accurate view of communities in distress and their specific economic needs Building Integrated Communities Anisha Steephen Nearly a decade ago the Brookings Institution labeled three N C areas as pre emerging immigrant metropolitan gateways Raleigh Durham Greensboro Winston Salem and Charlotte The need for immigrant integration strategies in the state is critical now more than ever Anisha Steephen who received her master s degree in 2012 sought to increase understanding of local government s role in integration policies As part of a two year project Anisha identified more than 100 best practices nationwide to inform North Carolina s local outreach to immigrants She also worked with Hannah Gill Ph D and Mai Nguyen Ph D to facilitate innovative immigrant integration practices in Greenville High Point and Orange County Among her contributions to this project she conducted statistical analyses of the immigrant population in each of the study sites and interviewed stakeholders to determine the assets and needs of the immigrant community Anisha s research will have an impact by extending the knowledge about how local jurisdictions can engage in multi institutional and multi sector planning for immigrant integration said advisor Mai Nguyen Ph D Her work has already had an impact in the cities of Greenville High Point and Durham Anisha s research was important in

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/2013impactawardwinners (2015-06-03)
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  • Library location lesson — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    moving the library away from businesses and restaurants we will lose several close and casual connections that are key to a thriving and walkable urban community The library s temporary location integrated among shops and restaurants had substantial benefits that we should remember as we plan Chapel Hill s future Mixing retail and service businesses next to an institution like the library benefits both local businesses and residents At its temporary location the library was near many local stores restaurants and community events Chapel Hill s farmer s market takes place in the mall s parking lot and Saturdays bring community events such as Back to School day and the Day Camp Fair Library visitors could grab a cup of coffee at Joe Van Gogh right outside the library s front door drop into Cameron s or pick up dinner at Village Burgers supporting local businesses and keeping tax revenue in Chapel Hill By contrast the library s permanent location stands alone and isolated Once you get back in your car you can just as easily shop at New Hope Commons or eat dinner in Durham as you can shop or eat in Chapel Hill For residents who don t drive the new library building stands nearly 300 yards away from Estes Drive up a 60 foot vertical climb making it challenging for bicyclists and pedestrians to visit It s especially hard for residents in wheelchairs or pushing strollers to reach the entrance For transit users the nearest bus stop is on Franklin Street whereas buses stop at University Mall multiple times per day Monday through Saturday That s because transit is practical for destinations that serve multiple uses such as a shopping center but not for a library set back 300 yards from the road Therefore although one of

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/librarylocationlesson (2015-06-03)
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  • Owners of energy-efficient homes less likely to default on loans — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    a California company that has access to millions of loan files and payment records supplied by major banks lenders and servicers The average sale price of both the energy efficient homes and the others was about 220 000 removing the possibility that the energy efficient properties were high end houses purchased by families who are less likely to default So why the big difference in payment performance among borrowers during the roller coaster decade that saw the mortgage bubble the housing price boom the calamitous bust and the start of a recovery To Cliff Majersik executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation a Washington D C think tank that sponsored the research there s no question It stands to reason he said that energy efficient homes should have a lower default rate because the owners of these homes save money on their utility bills and they can put that money toward their mortgage payments In light of the superior performance of mortgages on certified energy saving houses what discounts or preferences can borrowers or owners of such houses expect at the bank when they go in for a loan After all a key component of the interest rate you pay on a mortgage is compensation for default risk that is the possibility that you ll go belly up walk away end up in foreclosure and produce big losses for the lender or bond investor For example if you have a low FICO credit score of 620 you present a high risk of nonpayment to the lender and are virtually guaranteed to be charged a higher rate On the other hand if you have a platinum 800 plus FICO score you re likely to be quoted the best rates and generous underwriting terms all because your statistical risk to the

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/ownerssave (2015-06-03)
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  • Vishaan Chakrabarti - 2013 Robert and Helen Siler Lecturer — UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
    Brooklyn The Seaport at Pier 17 and master plans for Governor s Island and the Domino Sugar redevelopment in Williamsburg He also advises The Related Companies on design and planning operations for the vast Moynihan Station and Hudson Rail Yards projects Chakrabarti was previously Director of the Manhattan Office of the New York City Department of City Planning where he played a key role in the reconstruction of Lower Manhattan in the wake of 9 11 the expansion of Columbia University the makeover of Lincoln Center the extension of the 7 subway line to Manhattan s far West Side and the transformation of the High Line into the city s most innovative new park Earlier in his career he was director of urban design for the New York office of Skidmore Owings Merrill and a transportation planner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey A licensed architect Chakrabarti studied engineering and art history at Cornell University and holds an MCP from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M Arch from the University of California at Berkeley He serves on the Board of Directors of the Architectural League of New York and is a trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission and emeritus board member of Friends of the High Line He is also a member of the Young Leaders Forum of the National Council on US China Relations Metropolis magazine named Chakrabarti one of the top 12 Game Changers for 2012 He is a David Rockefeller Fellow and was a Crain s 40 under 40 in 2000 In this year s Robert and Helen Siler Lecture Chakrabarti will speak on the subject of his forthcoming book A Country of Cities Metropolis Books May 2013 in which he argues that dense well designed cities are the key to

    Original URL path: http://planning.unc.edu/2013siler (2015-06-03)
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