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Dr. Johnson’s “Six Disruptive Trends: What Census 2010 Will Reveal.”

February 24, 2011

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. Last Tuesday, Kenan–Flagler professor, James H. Johnson, Jr. lectured at the School of Government on the “Six Disruptiv … Continued

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

Grant Obligations Provide Insight Into Communities’ Housing Assets and Impediments

January 6, 2011

Kendra Jensen is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Public Administration. She is currently working with the Kerr-Tar Council of Governments through the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC) The North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Community Development Block … Continued

Building Reuse on Hold

September 3, 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. [Due to the potentially delicate nature of negotiations and unannounced plans, this blog post will talk about a situati … Continued

A New Survey of WNC Clean Energy Businesses

July 30, 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). As described in an earlier post, the Land-of-Sky Region … Continued

Community Forestry

July 28, 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. Last week Monday Mikki Sager and Calvin Allen from the North Carolina chapter of the Conservation Fund came to speak ab … Continued

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

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