Tift Merritt and the Lyrical Language of History and Place

October 9, 2018

The idea came together over lunch in a Raleigh café on May 2, 2018. Kate Pearce (MCRP ’10), planning supervisor with the City of Raleigh, effected a virtual introduction between American Studies Professor Bobby Allen and Tift Merritt, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, … Continued

CURS Hosts Annual Faculty Fellows Luncheon at Hickerson House

October 2, 2018

On September 26, 2018, the Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) hosted researchers from across The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at its annual Faculty Fellows luncheon. Faculty Fellows representing nine academic departments and the Schools of … Continued

Summer 2018 Newsletter

August 17, 2018

In this issue: Chokepoints: The Challenges and Opportunities of Blockages; Access to Opportunity in Two Neighborhoods in San Francisco and New Orleans; Are There Health Risks or Health Benefits for Teens Growing Up in HUD-Assisted Housing?; Announcing: Conversations at Hickerson … Continued

CURS Research Development Initiative Cohort Announced

July 26, 2018

The Center for Urban and Regional Studies is pleased to announce the second cohort of its Research Development Initiative (RDI). The RDI is a peer-supported program developed to foster new research projects. Over a six-to-nine month period, participants will develop … Continued

Chokepoints: The Challenges and Opportunities of Blockages

June 13, 2018

Tunnels, corridors and 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 … Continued