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Local Foods as Community Development, Some Questions and Answers

December 10, 2013

Earlier in this Fall I reported on a webinar co-sponsored by the UNC School of Government and the Center for Environmental Farming System (CEFS) on local food and local government. The purpose of the webinar was to educate local government officials about how the local food movement can be an import … Continued

Economic Development at the Top of the World

December 27, 2012

  Quick trivia question—what is the northernmost town on earth? If you answered Santa’s Village, sorry.  The man from the North Pole has had a busy week, but the actual answer is Longyearbyen in the Svalbard archipelago. The Svalbard archipelago lies about 400 miles north of the northern coast … Continued

Urban Forests as Local Government Infrastructure

October 23, 2012

“Green Infrastructure” — What is it? Who is responsible for it? How do you pay for it? Difficult questions and ones that many including our staff at the at the Environmental Finance Center are seeking answers to. There appears to be a growing trend in some communities to recognize and support infra … Continued

Arts and Economic Development in Eastern NC — African American Music Trail

June 21, 2012

The African American Music Trail (AAMT), a heritage trail network commemorating the rich arts and cultural history of eight eastern North Carolina counties, is underway in Kinston, North Carolina (NC). Kinston, the Lenoir County seat, will serve as the trailhead for the AAMT, which is a collaborativ … Continued

The Arts and Culture Industry and Economic Development

June 12, 2012

A new report has just been released that documents the significant impact the arts and culture industry has on North Carolina’s economy. Many people may be surprised to learn that nonprofit arts and culture generates well over a billion dollars of economic activity annually. The release of the repor … Continued

Celebrating ‘Common Ground’ in Kinston, NC

September 22, 2011

Kendra Cotton is a project director with the Community-Campus Partnership. Founded in 2010, Common Ground of Eastern North Carolina, Inc. established Kinston’s first community garden in an effort to “create opportunities for youth of limited resources to engage in personal and social change through … Continued

Student Corner: Measuring Public Service Provision in Chapel Hill’s Comprehensive Planning Process

June 30, 2011

Andrew Guinn is a doctoral student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and an intern with the Community-Campus Partnership. With support from the Community-Campus Partnership, the Town of Chapel Hill is currently in the process of updating its comprehensive plan.  One of the main goa … Continued

Tradition with a Vision: A Community Garden Initiative in Caswell County (Project Update)

March 31, 2011

Alice Ammerman is a professor in the UNC School of Public Health. Marian Sadler is a UNC graduate student in Public Health. Both are CCP small grant recipients working in Caswell County. As spring time approaches, this inter-generational garden is growing steadily. The project seeks to engage youth … Continued

Student Corner: Rails to Trails as Economic Development Tool

January 9, 2011

  Two CERC community projects involve converting an abandoned railroad right-of-way into a bicycle and pedestrian trail. One might be surprised to learn that there is real economic development potential associated with these trails. Bicycling visitors to the Northern Outer Banks generate $60 million … Continued

Tradition with a Vision: A Community Garden Initiative in Caswell County

December 30, 2010

Alice Ammerman is a professor in the UNC School of Public Health. Marian Sadler is a UNC graduate student in Public Health. Both are CCP small grant recipients working in Caswell County. The inter-generational garden project seeks to engage youth and seniors in Yanceyville through the design and mai … Continued