A new study about the 1960 sit-in demonstrations finds that protest did indeed change the world. Find out more about this research in the CURS Spring 2015 newsletter. Also, a timely critique of the impact of AirBnB on cities and local economies, and a new report on housing choice vouchers. Click here to read more!
A new CURS report examines Moving to Work, a program that allows participating public housing authorities to bypass certain HUD regulations and simplify their accounting, granting them the latitude to test new ideas to provide decent, affordable housing to low- and moderate-income households. Click here to read about the innovations explored in this demonstration program! Also, are the sustainable agriculture and community food security movements one and the same? Read our Winter 2015 Newsletter to find out more.
How do North Carolina’s urban and rural distressed areas compare? Find out in our May 2014 newsletter. Also learn about the impacts of wetland restoration on land values and meet our newest Scholar-in-Residence! Read it here!
Is mortgage risk related to energy efficiency? Find out in our February 2014 newsletter. Also learn about the increase in housing cost burden for NC cities in recent years, and read about the Charlotte Housing Authority’s Moving Forward program. Read it here!
Can compact growth decrease auto emissions? Can a desert be used as productive farmland? Find out the answers to these questions as more in our January 2014 newsletter! Read it here!
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!
Our latest newsletter is out, and filled with useful information! Read it here!
Highlights include an online portal of North Carolina cities data developed by The Center for Urban & Regional Studies, and our upcoming brown bag seminar about illustrating research with photography and art.