The majority of Americans live within the Nation’s cities and towns, and one of the more exciting opportunities of the planning profession is the part we are able to play in determining the future of this man-made environment. The problem presented to planners is not only what the future of the city should be, but also how that future can be achieved in an efficient and equitable manner. This issue of Carolina Planning features articles of interest to those concerned with the implementation of local plans.
Editors: John Marling, Kathy Blaha, and Forrest Sadler
A digital version of this issue is available here.
|CRA, PLANNERS, AND NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
The author examines the potential of the Community Reinvestment Act as a tool for neighborhood revitalization and the role for local planners in effectively using that tool to encourage reinvestment in lower income neighborhoods.
|PLANT CLOSINGS: A LOCAL ECONOMIC PLANNING DILEMMA
A case study in Durham, North Carolina outlines problems arising from a large plant shutdown and makes recommendations for dealing with the plight of the workers.
|CONTEMPORARY NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING: A CRITIQUE OF TWO OPERATING PROGRAMS
Rohe, William; Gates, Lauren
The authors examine the neighborhood-based citizen participation programs in Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina, paying particular attention to their accomplishments and factors responsible for those accomplishments. Also offered are recommendations for the organization and operation of neighborhood-based citizen participation programs.
|NUISANCE SUIT PROTECTION FOR FARMS: NORTH CAROLINA LAW TAKES A NEW APPROACH
The author explains the state’s new nuisance protection law, its applicability, and its importance to land use planning efforts.
|IF WE ARE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT PROTECTING AGRICULTURAL LAND IN NORTH CAROLINA…
The author points out the need to protect farmland as acreage declines and questions a present method of achieving this objectives – the Differential Property Tax Assessment. Other alternatives are explored.