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Student Corner: Developing Forest and Farm Economies

November 19, 2010

Aaron Nousaine is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning. He is currently working with the Land-of-Sky Regional Council in Asheville through the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC). In previous posts I have highlighted ways that the Land … Continued

Student Corner: BEST STEP Ecotourism

July 14, 2010

Matt Dudek is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning, the School of Government, and a CERC intern working with the Cape Fear Council of Governments. Two weeks ago I wrote about the BEST STEP cluster in Bolton, East Arcadia, and Sandyfield (https://ced.sog.unc.edu/?p=1 … Continued

Student Corner: Parks and Recreation: Promoting more than just Physical Activity?

July 7, 2010

The development of municipal parks and recreation departments across the United States was founded in part on the belief that well-designed programs could promote physical and social well-being through exposure to nature and the provision of opportunities for physical activity and team sports.  Goal … Continued

Arts and Economic Development – New York Mills, MN (pop 1,200)

June 28, 2010

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership. An article in today’s News & Observer profiles David Eckel, from Clayton, NC, who recently won the Great American Think-Off, a philosophy competition held in New York Mills, Min … Continued

Student Corner: Yanceyville Creating Opportunity With New Amphitheatre

June 24, 2010

Melvin McDermott III is a graduate student in UNC’s  Master of Public Administration program and a CCP intern working in Caswell County. One local official exclaims “Now, I can point to something in Yanceyville for our residents to do on the first Friday’s of every month”.  First Friday’s is the nam … Continued

Student Corner: Navassa’s Community Center

June 16, 2010

Matt Dudek is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning, the School of Government, and a CERC intern working with the Cape Fear Council of Governments. Eulis “Scrap” Willis has been the Mayor of Navassa for over twenty years. Navassa is a small town of just under 2,000 p … Continued

Arts and Economic Development in Small Towns

April 28, 2010

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership. Following the Institute for Emerging Issues Forum on Creativity (discussed in a previous post), we have had several inquiries about the role of arts in economic development, especiall … Continued

Preserving working waterfronts

January 6, 2010

Lisa Stifler is a Research Associate with the Community & Economic Development Program. One area of community economic development in NC that is often overlooked is around the working waterfronts along the coast, sounds, and other waterways.  NC’s coast has seen a rapid increase in development o … Continued

Student Corner: The Mountains-To-Sea Trail in Lenoir County

October 7, 2009

The Mountains-To-Sea Trail (MST) is a nearly 1000 mile trail, which was designated as a North Carolina State Park in 2000.  With the exception of the Outer Banks, nearly all of the eastern trail section is along roadways, which presents a great opportunity for Kinston and Lenoir County to serve as a … Continued

Student Corner: The Artisan’s Gallery in Yanceyville, NC

October 7, 2009

My name is Kate Mulvaney and I am one of the Community-Campus Partnership interns in Yanceyville, NC.  I worked for the Partnership with Caswell County and the Town of Yanceyville over the summer and I am continuing to work with the Town of Yanceyville throughout the school year.  Yanceyville is a w … Continued