“The challenges facing China’s cities and metropolitan regions are daunting in scale and complexity; without exaggeration, the lives of millions will depend on how well China manages the continued growth of its cities in coming years,” says Yan Song, professor of city and regional planning and director of the UNC Program on Chinese Cities (PCC).
You’d like to bike downtown for your job, to go shopping or to attend an event. Center for Urban and Regional Studies researcher Brian J. Morton has developed a tool that will help town planners design more cyclist-friendly networks around signature places in their community.
Shilpi Somaya Gowda is a 1992 graduate of UNC with degrees in economics and international studies, but she’s taken her learning in a novel direction. While many of her classmates have jobs with large corporations or investment banks, Gowda has written two critically acclaimed works of fiction.
What if we could eliminate all car accidents caused by human error? That is one of the main arguments made by proponents of autonomous vehicles — safety. Our country, and the world, is on the cusp of a revolution in transportation technology and infrastructure. While industries are focused on perfecting the technology, and consumers are skeptical about trusting it, researchers … Continued
In a new study published in Science Advances, Erika Wise, associate professor of geography in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Matthew Dannenberg used climate information recorded by Ponderosa pine trees in the U.S. Pacific Northwest to reconstruct storm track position and intensity over the past three centuries.
Two students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study critical languages during summer 2017. A critical language is one not commonly taught in the U.S. but considered essential for global engagement.
Fourteen high school students listened attentively as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill anthropologist Gabrielle Vail invited them to examine letters, drawings, photos, diaries, codices, newspapers and other Maya materials from the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library.