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Exploring Water Partnership Opportunities in Surry County

January 19, 2010

Rick Morse is a School of Government faculty member. Over the past several months Jeff Hughes and Andrew Westbrook of the Environmental Finance Center, along with my Public Intersection colleague Lydian Altman and I, have worked with Surry County public officials to explore water partnership opportu … Read more

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 … Read more

Taxation of Affordable Housing in Community Land Trusts

December 23, 2009

Imagine that you own a home, but not the land on which it sits. You’re a tenant on the land, subject to a 99-year ground lease. As a condition of the ground lease, you are permitted to sell your home only to a household earning less than the community’s median wage, and the ground lease sets a maxim … Read more

How do local governments create green jobs? Here’s one idea.

November 24, 2009

Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. Have leaders in your community been using words like “green economy” and “green jobs?” What role can a local government play in enhancing the local green economy and creating some green jobs? This post explores one possible role: local governm … Read more

Student Corner: Yanceyville Prepares Downtown Revitalization Strategy – Caswell County

November 23, 2009

John Killeen is a City and Regional Planning graduate student working in Caswell County. To plan for best use of NC STEP resources, Yanceyville is generating action plans for the STEP priority categories. Siting and developing the Artisan Gallery is a strategy that is close to yielding results, with … Read more

Kelo Revisited: Eminent Domain for Economic Development in North Carolina

November 13, 2009

  Tyler Mulligan is a School of Government faculty member. A New York Times article today covered Pfizer’s announcement that it will be leaving New London, Connecticut, the city at the center of the landmark eminent domain case, Kelo v. City of New London, 545 U.S. 469 (2005). In Kelo, a 5­‑4 m … Read more

Golden LEAF’s Community Assistance Initiative (CAI) in Lenior County: An Update

November 12, 2009

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and the Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program. On Monday night, November 9, community leaders from across Lenoir County came together to hear feedback on project proposals that have been submitted to the … Read more

Student Corner: Water Policy for Caswell County

November 2, 2009

Kate Pearce is a graduate student assistant working in Caswell County. At the request of County Manager, Kevin Howard I drafted water use policy for Caswell County.  The policy was drafted by surveying existing policies and procedures from counties of similar size to Caswell namely Montgomery County … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more