City planning encompasses a large range of activities undertaken by planners and others to improve the health and environment of our urban areas. This issue of Carolina Planning highlights a variety of the programs and projects that are underway in North Carolina’s cities.
Editors: Merritt Clapp-Smith, Karen Kristiansson, Heidi Tolo Merkel, and Kirsten Springer
A digital version of this issue is available here.
|PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR INCREASING INVESTMENT IN PRESERVATION
This paper describes investor motivations, obstacles to attracting investment, public development needs, financing tools for rehabilitation, and the benefits of public-private partnerships. A case study exemplifies how housing preservation and neighborhood revitalization can occur with P/P partnerships.
|HOMEOWNERSHIP AS PUBLIC POLICY: TRENDS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND BEYOND
Basolo, Victoria; Rohe, William
This article examines the popularity of homeownership and its desirability as a policy outcome in our society. Ideology and homeownership trends are discussed. North Carolina homeownership and related policies are evaluated, and homeownership efforts in Charlotte & Durham are highlighted.
|PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN GREENSBORO
Atkins, Richard; Bellamy, Terry; Bryson, Don; James, Elizabeth
Three case studies of public involvement efforts in Greensboro, North Carolina are presented.
|PLANNING CITY ENTRYWAYS: HIGHWAY CORRIDORS IN RALEIGH
The Design process for a highway corridor in Raleigh was presented. Visual Reference Inventories, Design Recommendations, and Implementation Strategies are discussed on the project.
|THE WINSTON-SALEM TRANSIT AUTHORITY: PLANNING FOR MOBILITY MANAGEMENT
This article outlines how a multi-disciplinary team has come together to enhance service delivery in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
|RALEIGH’S NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING PROGRAM AND CONSERVATION ZONING DISTRICTS
|THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE’S NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING GRANTS FUND
This fund’s history, application, matching programs, and success with the Greenville Homeowners Association are presented.
|THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER: REVITALIZING ASHEVILLE’S RIVERFRONT
This article chronologues Asheville, North Carolina’s effort to turned an industrial riverfront section of the city into a revitalized area.
|REINVENTING GOVERNMENT IN DURHAM: TO MERGE OR NOT TO MERGE
Henry, Andrew; Goldstein, Harvey
This article outlines a recent study that attempted to illustrate the likely future impacts of city and county government consolidation in three areas: fiscal efficiency, local government service delivery, and economic development in Durham, North Carolina.
|PATTERNS OF USE IN MAIN STREET ACTIVITIES: A CASE STUDY OF DOWNTOWN CHAPEL HILL