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for Carolina Planning Vol. 31 Issue 2, Summer 2006
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The Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary. The authors discuss the top ten planning events in the state over the past sixty years; these events had, and continue to have, a lasting impact on the state's communities, people, and the planning profession. The events include the establishment of the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA).
Godschalk describes four major turning points in education planning in the country during the last half of the 20th-century and their impact on the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The turning points are the adoption of a social science-based curriculum; the development of functional specializations beyond comprehensive planning; the introduction of computer technology; and globalization.
Roger Waldon is a principal consultant with Clarion Associates in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Waldon, a graduate of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was the planning director for the town of Chapel Hill for twenty years. In this Carolina Planning interview, he discusses how planning has changed in the state since he began practicing.
In recent years, economic development practitioners and planners have begun to recognize the role of the arts in regional economies and their use in downtown revitalization and other aspects of economic sustainability, particularly for rural areas and small towns. This article examines Chatham County, North Carolina and its residents' attempts to create and envision arts-based economic development strategies.