What @sog_ced is reading online: August 2017

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates.

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

Report attempts to quantify economic impact of military force reductions at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. http://bit.ly/2fEkKiw 

Automotive News on the four auto plant mega sites available in North Carolina. http://bit.ly/2vZJitg

Review of history of state investments in Global Transpark near Kinston, North Carolina: http://bit.ly/2xbPcEU

Post describes different streams of revenue (to landowners, local government) from wind turbine project in northeast North Carolina. http://bit.ly/2itfHSZ 

Design team shows how to add 52 acres to historic Princeville, North Carolina, outside of flood zone. http://bit.ly/2xwGHV9

Other CED items:

Affordable housing developer’s perspective on the challenges of serving extremely low income households in rural areas. http://bit.ly/2vLMB6Z

Report on suburban office parks, like the Research Triangle Park, reimagined as mixed-use environments by adding residential and retail. http://bit.ly/2vvD2Zl

Interesting series of community development infographics created by the Federal Reserve Bank for use by practitioners: http://bit.ly/2vidRqS 

New study on the clustering of craft breweries in post-industrial neighborhoods: http://bit.ly/2uJe5KD

Huduser article describes alternative ways to measure housing affordability, such as consumption bundles. http://bit.ly/2whgJXp 

Map shows metro areas adding jobs while rural areas lag (especially rural areas not near metros). North Carolina reflects the same trend. http://bit.ly/2vhov08

New apartment building for homeless in Denver (funded in part by a social impact bond) uses “trauma-informed” design: http://dpo.st/2gmNBIo

Can the Amazon-Whole Foods merger reduce food deserts? http://brook.gs/2iL9emn

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” https://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-online-july-2017/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

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