Weathering the Storm

April 15, 2019

Arguably the most devastating hurricane to afflict North Carolina since Floyd in 1999, Hurricane Matthew resulted in historic flooding along the Lumber and Cape Fear Rivers when it impacted eastern North Carolina in early October 2016. The statistics of Matthew’s … Continued

Fighting Corruption in the Developing Democracy of Malawi

April 2, 2019

What are the best anti-corruption tactics in the African country of Malawi? Who are the players in Malawian corruption? CURS Faculty Fellow Brigitte Seim and her collaborators ran a study to help answer these questions. Using research from a CURS-supported … Continued

Carmen Gutierrez Named CURS Scholar-in-Residence

April 1, 2019

CURS is pleased to announce that Carmen Gutierrez, assistant professor of public policy, will be our 2019-2020 Scholar-in-Residence. Her research explores issues at the intersection of immigration, the criminal justice system and health, with an emphasis on how inequalities arise … Continued

Urban Development at UNC-Chapel Hill and Beyond

March 21, 2019

As director of the Program on Chinese Cities, an initiative within The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Department of City and Regional Planning to study urbanization in China, Yan Song has seen how the evolution of networks has … Continued

Expanding Small Dollar Lending for Immigrants

March 4, 2019

At a roundtable discussion in July 2018, UnidosUS partnered with the UNC Center for Community Capital and JPMorgan Chase to convene a group of stakeholders to discuss the needs, barriers and solutions to expanding the small dollar (e.g. $250-$5,000) credit … Continued

Winter 2019 Newsletter

January 28, 2019

  In this issue: New Study Finds Innovations in Ride-Hailing to Access Health Care; After Florence: Housing in Floodplains in North Carolina’s Distressed Census Tracts; Fast-Growing Companies Prefer Vibrant Parts of Cities—and Suburbs; Conversations at Hickerson House: Bobby Allen and … Continued

New Study Finds Innovations in Ride-Hailing to Access Health Care

January 7, 2019

  Transportation barriers prevent millions of people from accessing health care every year. Recent estimates suggest that 3.6 million Americans miss or delay nonemergency medical treatment annually, despite having health care coverage, due to lack of transportation to care facilities. … Continued