Interstate Research Triangle Park North Carolina

Research Triangle Commuter Rail Studied

A 37-mile commuter rail line under study in North Carolina could connect cities Raleigh, Cary, and Durham in North Carolina, but the system will cost a pretty penny, and it will have to succeed where light rail previously failed.

January 15, 2020 - The News & Observer

Durham City Park

New Density Planned as Affordable Housing, Growth Management Tool in Durham, North Carolina

The City Council of Durham, North Carolina has approved changes to the city's master plan, first approved in 2005, to allow new forms of density in residential neighborhoods proximate to the city's downtown urban core.

September 6, 2019 - News & Observer

NCCU Station Rendering Durham

Duke Faculty Support N.C. Rail Project; University Opposes It

Duke University will not sign an agreement for a regional rail project that has widespread support from the campus community.

March 6, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Interstate Research Triangle Park North Carolina

‘Nudging’ Durham Commuters Toward More Sustainable Modes of Travel

Behavioral science is informing the city’s efforts to change the way people commute.

November 4, 2018 - CityLab

North Carolina Light Rail

Light Rail From Durham to Orange Finds Final Funding Piece

Planners behind a new 17-mile light rail system that will connect the cities and employers in the Research Triangle in North Carolina overcame a change of funding plans by the state.

August 29, 2018 - The Herald Sun


Evidence of Race's Role in Land Use Decisions

Analysis of a city's zoning and land use decisions over seven decades reveals the role race plays in decision making.

July 27, 2018 - CityLab

Connecting the Dots Between Walkability and Financial Productivity

The findings of a data visualization that maps walkability and tax value onto Durham, North Carolina makes a strong case for the human scale.

February 25, 2018 - Strong Towns

North Carolina

Durham Struggles With Evictions as Housing Market Rises

Durham, North Carolina might not be the city you expect to hear about when the conversation turns to a wave of evictions driving residents from their homes as post-Recession development remakes the market.

November 25, 2017 - WNCN

Durham, North Carolina

Durham, NC, Reorganizes to Streamline Development Review

Durham, North Carolina, joins the ranks of local government agencies who have shifted to an integrated development services model focused on customer service.

May 11, 2017 - North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association

Durham, North Carolina

The Cities Best Positioned for Growth Based on the Right Mix of Jobs

Having the right mix of jobs in a local economy might be a predictor for future growth.

December 13, 2015 - JedKolko.com

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.