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GEOG 4000/5000 Neighborhood Planning Seminar: Digital Collections
This course is designed to introduce the concepts of neighborhood and community in the context of community development. The course focuses on neighborhood planning and organizing as an intervention for neighborhhood revitalization and capacity building.
In the decades following World War II, the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, underwent unprecedented economic growth and social change. This website is a gateway to the documentation of this history through the digitization of the rich collections in the J. Murrey Atkins Library Department of Special Collections, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and those of partners including the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and the Inez Moore Parker Archives at Johnson C. Smith University. This project was made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
Atkins Library Special Collections contributed 23 publications to Religion in North Carolina, a grant-funded project of Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University to provide digital access to publications of and about religious bodies in North Carolina.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department develops plans to serve as policy guides and to address how parts of the community should be maintained and/or changed in the future. Plans make recommendations on land use, zoning, transportation and other issues to realize the vision of the area. Included in this link are the plans completed by the Planning Department since the early 1990s, as well as those currently underway.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission is an agency of Mecklenburg County. The Historic Landmarks Commission protects properties in four fundamental ways: 1) it recommends the designation of individually significant properties as historic landmarks; 2) it buys and sells endangered historic landmarks; 3) it administers design review over intended material alterations of historic landmarks; and 4) it educates the general public about the significance of historic landmarks.