Conversations at Hickerson House: Brian Morton on Bike&Place

July 2, 2018

In a study for the Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE), CURS Senior Researcher Brian J. Morton used an open-source software package to create an easy-to-use travel demand model for use by planners working in towns and small cities. … Continued

Chokepoints: The Challenges and Opportunities of Blockages

June 13, 2018

Tunnels, corridors, cables – conduits that can become “chokepoints” – places where malfunction, blockage or strategic pressure constrict the flows and connections of human systems. In 2016, CURS Faculty Fellows Townsend Middleton and Gabriela Valdivia convened a group of scholars … Continued

Spring 2018 Newsletter

April 11, 2018

In this issue: Urban Planning Helps Control Air Quality for Chinese Cities; The Kids Are Not Alright; Lessons from the American Underground: A planner-led startup incubator in Durham, NC; Capturing Community History; Building a Strong Foundation: Integrating Financial Capability & … Continued

Capturing Community History

April 9, 2018

From textile mills to the state’s mental hospital, a team of UNC faculty, students and staff are engaging with North Carolina communities to tell their own complicated stories. In spring 2016, at an open house for the history center that … Continued

The Kids Are Not Alright

March 28, 2018

Reposted with permission from endeavors, the publication of UNC Research. Elizabeth Olson is a CURS Faculty Fellow and was the 2016-2017 CURS Scholar-in-Residence. Even though more than 1.4 million American children under the age of 18 care for siblings or … Continued

Geographer Xiaodong Chen Named CURS Scholar-in-Residence

March 23, 2018

CURS is pleased to announce that Xiaodong Chen, associate professor of geography, will be our 2018-2019 Scholar-in-Residence. Chen’s research focuses on Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS), and includes topics such as how human activities affect the natural environment, how … Continued