2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA). As such, it marks an appropriate occasion to reflect upon the achievements of the past and to look ahead to the challenges facing current and future planners over the next 50 years. In this special issue of Carolina Planning, our authors take up this task.
Editors: Dorothy Ariail, Allan Freyer, and Alexandra Moravec
A digital version of this issue is available here.
|50 YEARS OF INFLUENTIAL NORTH CAROLINA PLANNERS
Boswell, Denise; Nance, Michelle
|TOP 5 ISSUES FACING NORTH CAROLINA PLANNERS
Boswell, Denise; Bullock, Shanelle; Leight, Kimberly S.
|PLANNING AHEAD: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE NANCE
Carolina Planning Editors
Michelle Nance currently serves as the President of the North Chapter of the American Planning Association. Carolina Planning (CP) interviewed Ms. Nance about her role as NCAPA president, her views on the present-day and future challenges facing planners in North Carolina, and how NCAPA can help address them.
|DIRECTIONS IN PLANNING: ADDRESSING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND SEA LEVEL RISE AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL
Brower, David; Schwab, Anna
Climate change—along with the associated rise in sea level and changes in weather/storm patterns—is an issue that planners are going to confront head on, and soon. This article lays out the issue of climate change and the challenges ahead for planners, and offers three main tactics for planning ahead for climate change.
|INEQUALITY IN THE CREATIVE CITY
In keeping with tradition, Carolina Planning is proud to present here an adaptation of the Department of City & Regional Planning’s 2006 Best Master’s Project, written by Ph.D. student Mary Donegan. In her award-winning article, Donegan critiques Richard Florida’s popular “Creative Class” theory for central city revitalization, the trendy notion that cities need to attract highly educated, young, white-collar workers for information-age, “creative” professions by catering specifically to the needs of these up-scale professionals. Despite some notable successes in urban revitalization, the creative class approach inherently produces a sharp increase in income inequality. Donegan’s article explains the reasons behind such inequality and proposes several city-level policies to address this problem. These proposals include the following: living wage campaigns; unionization efforts among service workers; and the use of immigrant work centers to better integrate immigrants into a city’s legal labor market.
|ANTI-IMMIGRATION ORDINANCES IN NC: RAMIFICATIONS FOR LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND PLANNING
Nguyen, Mai Thi
Over the past five years, Hispanic immigration has hit a critical mass in North Carolina as a result of explosive population growth among immigrant populations. This is especially true in the State’s smaller towns, many of which had a minimal number of immigrants until recently. In an effort to address the perceived social ills associated with large numbers of undocumented, foreign immigrants, several of North Carolina’s towns and counties have passed explicitly anti-immigrant ordinances, including the following: requiring English to be used when public employees are conducting business and governmental duties; denying benefits and services to undocumented immigrants; imposing sanctions and fines on employers and landlords; and training local law enforcement officials to become “immigration agents.”