Dr. William (Bill) Rohe, a faculty member from UNC Chapel Hill has received a Fulbright Research Scholarship to research urban revitalization in Glasgow, Scotland. He will be based at the Urban Lab in the Glasgow School of Art. The US-UK … Continued
Yearly Archives: 2013
Announcing the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 CURS Scholar-in-Residence Opportunity With support from the Dean’s Office, College of Arts & Sciences, the Center for Urban & Regional Studies (CURS) is pleased to solicit applications again for its Scholar-in-Residence Program. The CURS Scholar-in-Residence Program provides … Continued
Nina Martin, Assistant Professor, Geography In this talk, Dr. Martin will present proposed and on-going research exploring the growth, nature, and trajectory of activism around the issue of immigration in the U.S. South, which has seen unprecedented rates of immigration … Continued
Dave Wann, author of Affluenza, Superbia! and The New Normal Author and filmmaker Dave Wann champions a “New Suburbanism,” a creative, incremental approach to reinventing the existing suburban landscape, one neighborhood at a time. Wann has been exploring and promoting … Continued
Professor Susan Christopherson, Cornell University Please note: This talk has been cancelled. We are very fortunate to have Cornell Professor Susan Christopherson visiting UNC on February 6 to discuss her research on how processes associated with the “financialization” of the … Continued
Siqi Zheng, Professor, Tsinghua University, China Dr. Zheng will present her work estimating urban households’ willingness to pay for various quality of life amenities. She uses compensating differentials in the housing prices within a city and across cities in China to construct integrated quality of … Continued
Colin Thor West, assistant professor in anthropology, studies how households in semi-arid regions cope with limited or fluctuating natural resource availability and focuses on food security. One such region, the northern Central Plateau of Burkina Faso, lies in the Sahel … Continued
Research conducted by Dr. Bill Rohe, director of the Center for Urban & Regional Studies, was featured in the Fox Business article “Do Renters Really Decrease Nearby Home Values?” Click to read the Fox Business article.
A CURS researcher is studying tree rings to learn about climate change, and teams of CURS researchers are working with the Charlotte Housing Authority to evaluate innovative programs. All of this and more, in our October 2013 newsletter! Read it here!
Colin West, Assistant Professor, Anthropology The Sahel of West Africa is a region commonly associated with desertification, droughts, political instability, and famine. Like many parts of Africa, the Sahel faces significant social, economic, and environmental challenges, and we mostly hear … Continued