With support from the Dean’s Office, College of Arts & Sciences and the Provost’s Office, the Program on Chinese Cities (PCC) is pleased to solicit applications for its China Urbanization Research Proposal Competition. The Program on Chinese Cities Research Proposal Competition is designed to encourage faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct research on Chinese cities. Continue reading
The Center for Urban & Regional Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Laura Lopez-Sanders from the Department of Sociology is our Scholar-in-Residence for 2015-16. Dr. Lopez-Sanders will use this opportunity to develop a proposal for research on the unintended consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the ACA) on immigrant integration in new destinations. Continue reading
April 16, 2015
CURS faculty fellow and associate professor of city and regional planning Mai Thi Nguyen is the author of an opinion piece in the News and Observer today about regulation of short-term rental web companies like AirBnB.
April 24, 2015
In a presentation today called “Two, One, or No Local Food Movement(s) in North Carolina? The Significance of Local Activism in the Current Conjuncture,” Don Nonini and Dorothy Holland, both of the UNC Department of Anthropology, presented their findings from a multi-sited ethnographic study of local food activism in four regions of North Carolina. After describing the objectives, methodology, and the rationale for four different sites, they summarized their broad finding: there are major differences between food security and sustainable agriculture activisms, and neither one constitutes a social movement.