Asheville and Environs: The Built Environment
Explore the growth of Asheville and the surrounding area through the printed and visual resources featured on this site.
The Built Heritage of North Carolina: Historic Architecture in the Old North State
"The Built Heritage of North Carolina" provides access to documentation on hundreds of buildings and structures in North Carolina dating from the 1700s to the early 1900s.
Durham Urban Renewal Records from DigitalNC
These records document the plans for the urban redevelopment of Durham in the 1960s and 1970s. The collection includes property appraisals, photographs
North Carolina Architects and Builders: A Biographical Dictionary
This biographical dictionary highlights architects and builders who have produced North Carolina's architecture for more than 300 years. A brief biography plus a building list traces each person's work in the state.
North Carolina Maps
North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive, online collection of historic maps of the Tar Heel State. The collection includes digitized Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps, color maps of towns in North Carolina that include built stuctures and their details.
Urban Landscape Digital Image Access Project
The Urban Landscape Digital Image Access Project is a database of images from various collections held by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. The database contains 1000 images pertaining to the theme "The Urban Landscape," from fourteen different collections.
Community and Economic Development in North Carolina and Beyond
This blog was created by faculty and staff at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support community and economic development efforts in North Carolina communities by disseminating information about relevant law, policy, and promising practices.
Center for Urban and Regional Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
The Center's mission is to promote and support within UNC-Chapel Hill, high-quality basic and applied research on urban, regional and rural planning and policy issues. They have numerous publications available online and in print.
City of Raleigh Urban Design Center
The Urban Design Center is a program of the City of Raleigh, designed to apply an interactive, design-centered approach to planning issues in the City.
Community Planning Assistance, North Carolina Department of Commerce
The NC Division of Community Assistance includes state-run programs assisting communities in revitalization, strategic planning, land use planning, and economic sustainability.
The Digital Durham website offers students, teachers, and researchers a range of primary sources with which they can investigate the economic, social, cultural, and political history of a post-bellum southern community.
North Carolina State Data Center
The State Data Center is a consortium of agencies cooperating with the US Bureau of the Census to provide the public with data about the state and its component geographic areas.
There are several prominent departments at universities throughout North Carolina that deal with urban planning and regional development.
Appalachian State University, Department of Geography and Planning
Duke Environment at the Nicholas School
East Carolina University, Urban and Regional Planning Program
North Carolina State University, College of Design
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, School of Architecture
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of City & Regional Planning