Written by CURS Director, Bill Rohe, The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence describes the history, current challenges, and future prospects of this fascinating metropolitan area. Focusing on the personalities and perspectives of key actors in the development of the region, Rohe traces the emergence of the Research Triangle Park and its role in the region’s economic transformation. He also addresses some of the downsides of development, illustrating the strains that explosive population growth has placed on the region’s school systems, natural resources, transportation infrastructure, and social cohesion. Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nina Martin from the Geography and Global Studies departments is our Scholar-in-Residence for 2013-14. Dr. Martin will use this opportunity to develop grant proposals for her research on the political advocacy work of migrant civil society organizations.