What @sog_ced is reading online: May 2018

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:

UNC SOG helps Maggie Valley explore economic development options: https://bit.ly/2joZV99 

Congrats to the student team working with Town of Stanley! UNC-Chapel Hill Department of City and Regional Planning and Public Administration graduate students deliver a redevelopment feasibility analysis as part of a UNC SOG Community Revitalization Applied course: http://bit.ly/2KK3WBy

Banner News writes story about student project in UNC SOG Development Finance Initiative-supported revitalization class – feasibility analysis for a Main Street building in Stanley, NC. http://bit.ly/2IuHVFu

GDP map suggests North Carolina’s economy is about the same size as Poland’s: http://bit.ly/2H4VaLw

Other CED items:                                           

What is impact of minor league baseball stadiums? Stadiums can revitalize a city’s downtown, but data suggests they merely concentrate development around the new stadium and don’t create new growth. http://bit.ly/2HO9Wr3 

How blockchain and bitcoin are emerging as economic development strategies in some “crypto-woke” states and small towns: http://bit.ly/2ss95qD

New federal lawsuit presents a legal challenge to Washington DC’s creative class strategy and gentrification: https://wapo.st/2suFOL1

Old homes get a new chance at life in blighted parts of Danville, VA through land banking: http://bit.ly/2LbdftI

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….” https://ced.sog.unc.edu/what-sog_ced-is-reading-online-april-2018/

Compiled by Marcia Perritt                                                          

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