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!

CURS Welcomes New Faculty Fellows

October 27, 2017

  Photos above (left to right) Xiaodong Chen, Julia Haslett, Adam Lovelady, Allie Thomas. Xiaodong Chen, assistant professor of geography, researches coupled human and natural systems, as well as research on how human activities affect the natural environment, how human livelihood … Continued

How Protest Works

October 24, 2017

“Do protests and social movements matter? Do they really bring about change?” asks CURS Faculty Fellow Kenneth “Andy” Andrews, professor and chair of sociology at UNC-Chapel Hill, in the October 21, 2017 New York Times Sunday Review. “Answering this question … 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