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

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

Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship Awarded to Mary Wolfe

February 27, 2018

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Transportation, recently awarded continuing funding to Mary Wolfe, doctoral candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at The University of North Carolina at … Continued

Scaling Up a Place-Based Employment Program: A Jobs Plus Evaluation

October 28, 2017

Public housing developments are among the most economically-challenged communities in the United States. In fact, many public housing residents face substantial barriers to employment and advancement. Jobs Plus, an initiative of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), … Continued

A Place Called Home: The Social Dimensions of Homeownership

October 20, 2017

Roberto Quercia, director of UNC’s Center for Community Capital (CCC), and former CCC Researchers Kim Manturuk and Mark R. Lindblad recently authored A Place Called Home, the first book fully dedicated to a rich, rigorous analysis of the social impacts … Continued