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UNC-Chapel Hill supports Chapel Hill 2020, the public process in which the Town of Chapel Hill is seeking input to help create the town’s new comprehensive plan.

This week, Bruce Runberg, associate vice chancellor for facilities planning and construction, and Anna Wu, director of facilities planning, presented “Carolina North and Chapel Hill 2020” at Town Hall. Watch and read more about that session.

Last weekend, Chancellor Holden Thorp spoke at an “unconference,” a free-form participatory meeting, as part of an event co-sponsored by the University to attract more student input for the town’s process from on campus.

“A lot of innovative, creative people want to be in college towns,” Thorp said. “But we can’t create the environment we want unless Chapel Hill has all the attributes that those folks want.”

The Chapel Hill 2020 process will continue through April, with many opportunities to participate, in person or online. Here are the next available opportunities:

  • Feb. 2-March 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Tavern Talks.
  • Feb. 7, 7 p.m., Chapel Hill High School, reporting out session on progress so far
  •, blog with links to surveys, reports and calendars
  •, Town web page with information on the process and how to participate.

Published January 25, 2012.