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for Carolina Planning Vol. 32 Issue 2, Summer 2007
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The North Carolina chapter of the American Planning Association marked its 50th Anniversary in 2007. Choosing the individuals who have most shaped planning practice in the state was done by more than seventy chapter members who submitted one hundred and four names. A selection committee then narrowed down the list to the eight most influential planners. Two of the eight are deceased.
The authors discuss five issues that will challenge North Carolina planners in the next fifty years--population growth, transportation funding, hazard mitigation, growth and development, and environmental quality.
Nance has held planning positions in Gastonia and Winston-Salem. Currently she is president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association. She discusses her role as chapter president and her views on present and future challenges facing planners in the state.
Over the past five years, Hispanic immigration has hit a critical mass in North Carolina as a result of explosive population growth among immigrant populations. In an effort to address this trend, several of North Carolina's towns and counties have passed explicitly anti-immigrant ordinances.
Climate change, along with the associated rise in sea level and changes in storm patterns, is an issues that planners are going to have to confront head on. This article lays out the issue of climate change and the challenges ahead for planners, while also offering tactics for planning ahead.