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What do these reports contain?

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Urban Development Reports from the State Library of North Carolina

The State Library of North Carolina houses around 500 documents created throughout the latter half of the twentieth century that speak to future town planning and urban development of North Carolina counties, cities, neighborhoods, and lakes.  Many of the earlier reports, partially funded through a federal urban planning grant under the Housing Act of 1954, were the product of efforts by the Division of Community Planning under the North Carolina Department of Conservation (now the Department of Environment and Natural Resources). You can now browse and search digital versions of over 450 of these reports here. This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), as administered by the State Library of North Carolina.