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Rebuilding conundrum: For some Florence flooding victims, answer is unclear (StarNews Online, October 8, 2018)

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill professors David Salvesen and Todd BenDor recently published a study investigating local governments’ decisions. When a government decides to participate in a buyout and is left with homeowners in a floodplain who decide to … Continued

Meredith Emery

Emotional Environment (Endeavors | October 2, 2018)

When Meredith Emery photographed geography researchers conducting fieldwork, she couldn’t believe what she saw — a slew of litter along streambeds and forest lines. Now she’s sharing these images through a multimedia project blending art and science in an effort … Continued


Flooded Again: Long-Term Fixes Needed (Coastal Review Online | October 1, 2018)

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill researchers Todd BenDor and David Salvesen, who recently published a report on buyouts that looked at strategies and tracked what happened to properties in eight North Carolina communities, said the impact of Hurricane Florence … Continued

Students learn about sustainability, storytelling in Europe

Twenty-five UNC-Chapel Hill students spent six weeks this summer navigating Germany, Spain and Denmark—and never set foot in a car. “I wanted them to experience what it was like to be able to walk out your door and either walk, … Continued

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