During the 1993-94 school year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its bicentennial as the oldest state university in the nation. This time of celebration is also a time of reflection-a time to look at how the university affects life outside of campus. In this issue of Carolina Planning, we have taken the opportunity to examine the role of universities and colleges in all aspects of planning. Although many of the articles focus on Chapel Hill, the issues contained can be applied well beyond UNC-CH.
Too often, students, faculty and administrators hole themselves up in the proverbial ivory tower of academia, looking down at the communities that they are chartered to serve. With the limited resources that the nation and particularly this state possess, it seems wasteful not to take advantage of the skills and expertise that universities and colleges can offer. Institutions of higher learning do not only provide guidance, they also serve as laboratories for planning issues from historic preservation to housing.
Editors: John Anton, Dan Broun, Patricia McGuire, and Steven Stichter
A digital version of this issue is available here.
|UNIVERSITIES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: THREE CASE STUDIES FROM NORTH CAROLINA
Community development experiences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Davidson College, and Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte are described.
|TECH PREP ASSOCIATE DEGREE: PREPARING TODAY’S STUDENTS FOR TOMORROW’S WORKPLACE
Grimsley, Joseph; Crabbe, Anne
Richmond County, North Carolina’s experience with technical education is presented. Factors of success are identified, and recent performance is discussed.
|THE TOWN BEHIND THE GOWN: MAKING A CASE FOR THE FORGOTTEN PARTNER
Partnership arrangements among universities and towns are discussed. Accountability, wrongful exclusion, and social service programs are described.
|ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND: A CASE STUDY IN CAMPUS PLANNING WITH PARTICULAR HISTORICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES
Cihlar, Christine; Underwood, John
|THE EFFECTS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ON STRATEGIC MARKETING PLANNING AT UNIVERSITIES
A University of Vienna professor outlines a model for university culture.
|ATTACKING THE RACIAL ISOLATION OF THE UNDERCLASS: EXPLANATIONS AND STRATEGIES FOR A NEW ERA
This article examines Lewis Mumford’s theories of society in light of the marginalization of the underclass. Post Modernism and Multiculturalism movements are discussed, as are new solutions for designing inner cities.