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North Carolina

September 13, 2019, 12pm PDT
A $6 million project in Asheville, North Carolina will include the purchase of new hybrid and diesel buses and an update of the city’s transit center.
Asheville Citizen Times
September 6, 2019, 7am PDT
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.
News & Observer
Feature
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
James Brasuell
September 3, 2019, 5am PDT
Can a Democratic governor in a state controlled by a Republic legislature achieve meaningful emissions reductions from the state's energy utilities? North Carolina Governor Gary Cooper is trying.
Inside Climate News
July 7, 2019, 11am PDT
On June 27, the Supreme Court didn't just rule on the Census Bureau's citizenship question. It also decided that it wasn't their business to consider how congressional districts are drawn, which will likely reduce the influence of cities.
The New York Times
June 4, 2019, 11am PDT
More coastal cities and communities are turning to the "soft" solutions of living shorelines—relying on "a combination of oyster reefs, oyster shells, rocks, marsh plants, and other natural materials can be an effective alternative to seawalls."
Vox
May 6, 2019, 10am PDT
Black neighborhoods near city centers are diversifying as whites move in and buy up properties. But the influx of these higher-income residents is leading to more divisions than inclusivity.
The New York Times
April 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cities across the country are developing floodplain construction standards that are more stringent than those required by FEMA.
Inside Climate News
March 9, 2019, 11am PST
Cost and economic development considerations supersede mobility considerations in the planning for Charlotte's planned light rail line.
WFAE
March 6, 2019, 9am PST
Duke University will not sign an agreement for a regional rail project that has widespread support from the campus community.
Streetsblog USA
March 5, 2019, 8am PST
A potentially radical point of view that must be considered by planners: moving the field forward will require soul searching that confronts an overcomes the disposition and exploitation that defined the past and continues to influence the future.
Progressive City
February 20, 2019, 7am PST
Charlotte saw the writing on the wall, and decided to act decisively in addressing its lack of affordable housing options.
Governing
December 29, 2018, 9am PST
Two hurricanes later, residents of North Carolina aren't so willing to deny the need to do something about the effects of climate change. A Democratic governor and a changing State Legislature have already produced action.
Inside Climate News
December 6, 2018, 1pm PST
For a small fee, motorists can now bypass a congested arterial road with two dozen traffic lights outside of Charlotte. Built and operated by the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, the 18-mile, electronically tolled Monroe Expressway opened Nov. 27.
WFAE
December 5, 2018, 12pm PST
As the federal government sends massive subsidies to encourage so-called clean coal technology, coal-burning power plants aren't sending less pollution into the air and into the earth.
Reuters
December 4, 2018, 7am PST
The 4th National Climate Assessment brought the reality of climate change to the regional and local level. The Carolinas provide a particularly poignant case study.
The Charlotte Observer
November 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Cities outside of the big coastal tech hubs have characteristics well suited for the high-tech sector.
TechCrunch
November 4, 2018, 5am PST
Behavioral science is informing the city’s efforts to change the way people commute.
CityLab
November 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
The environment and climate change may not be top issues in the nation's hotly contested gubernatorial contests next Tuesday, but their outcomes can cause policy changes. Take North Carolina and the election of Roy Cooper, a Democrat, two years ago.
The Charlotte Observer
October 25, 2018, 6am PDT
Over the last decade and a half, the city has put millions of dollars into affordable housing. But the help is not reaching Charlotte’s neediest residents.
The Charlotte Observer