Chapel Hill is a college town. More specifically, Chapel Hill is a research university town. Two of the top 13 institutions in the country that receive federal research funds are either in Chapel Hill or immediately adjacent to Chapel Hill. Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill received $2.4 billion in sponsored research and development funds for federal […]
Meta is coming to Durham. Let’s talk about housing.
On Monday, WRAL reported that Meta – the parent company of Facebook and Instagram – is planning a “significant presence” in Durham. Meta’s announcement follows Google and Apple announcing their plans to build Triangle-based offices. All are further evidence that the growth of the Triangle will not stop anytime soon and that inaction on housing […]
Imagine a Better Erwin Road
Originally published May 31, 2022 on Durham Streets and shared with the author’s permission. TL;DR: NCDOT is resurfacing Erwin Road, presenting an opportunity to reimagine and reconfigure this highly traveled roadway, ensuring comfort and safety for all users and all modes. But NCDOT has told the City of Durham they will not support the conversion […]
Sylvan Esso Played a Live Show in My Neighborhood
I am lucky to live less than a mile from the downtown center of a mid-sized, American city (Durham, NC). My neighborhood (Duke Park) is even closer to a downtown-adjacent part of the city colloquially known as the “DIY District.” I don’t think there’s much DIY-ing there these days, but it still retains colorful vestiges […]