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

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

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

Spread Far, Stretched Thin

November 28, 2017

On October 26, 2017, CURS Researcher Michael Webb made a presentation to the North Carolina Housing Conference. Titled “Spread Far, Stretched Thin,” Webb mapped affordable housing needs in North Carolina. The three main points of the presentation, as illustrated in his Urban … Continued

Fall/Winter 2017-18 Newsletter

November 5, 2017

In this issue: Scaling Up a Place-Based Employment Program; Trends in Automobile Travel, Motor Vehicle Fatalities, and Physical Activity; A Place Called Home – Dimensions of Homeownership; and News from the Center. Read about research on these subjects and more here!