Aurora: Planning For A Small North Carolina Coastal Town Public Deposited

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  • Benson, Brian
    • Other Affiliation: Winston-Salem/Forsyth City-County Planning Board
  • My first trip to Aurora, North Carolina was on an early fall day in 1974. I was travelling with other graduate students and faculty from the School of Design, North Carolina State University. Aurora's Mayor and Town Board had recently requested technical assistance from the School for the purpose of helping to solve some of the problems the Town faced. Randy Hester, Associate Professor at the School had decided to take this project on as a case study in his landscape architecture studio-workshop. The purpose of this one-day trip was to allow those graduate students who had selected this studio-workshop an opportunity to become acquainted with Aurora. For me, that initial visit, began an association with the Town that lasted three years. This article describes the planning process as it was developed and used in Aurora, along with an admittedly subjective analysis of some things learned as a result of doing planning and community development work in a small coastal community.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 27
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  • 33
  • English
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