Nichola Lowe Named Interim Director of CURS

May 16, 2019

On June 30, 2019, longtime Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) Director Bill Rohe will step down from his CURS leadership role as he moves into phased retirement. Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld … Continued

Spring 2019 Newsletter

May 3, 2019

  In this issue: Expanding Small Dollar Lending for Immigrants Fighting Corruption in the Developing Democracy of Malawi Urban Development at UNC-Chapel Hill and Beyond Weathering the Storm Carmen Gutierrez Named CURS Scholar-in-Residence Brian J. Morton Announces Retirement from CURS … Continued

Fighting Corruption in the Developing Democracy of Malawi

May 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

Brian J. Morton Announces Retirement from CURS

May 2, 2019

For the past 15 years, Senior Research Associate Brian Morton has worked on transportation, environmental protection and community-development projects at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS). This spring, Morton announced his retirement. After earning his Ph.D. in agricultural … Continued

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

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 UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies and Department of City and Regional Planning to study urbanization in China, Yan Song has seen how the evolution of networks … Continued