Experts from American institutions known for their pioneering efforts in Earth systems research, education and evaluation have come together to turn economic literacy education on its ear, and RENCI is part of the effort.
RENCI at UNC Asheville received the Friends of the River Award by the Land-of-Sky Regional Council at the 33rd annual Friends of the River Dinner held Sept. 29.
RENCI’s urban growth mapping and forecasting extended to 19 mountain counties to aid policy makers on development issues.
3D model looking south down Asheville’s Haywood Street with the Basilica of St. Lawrence (green domed roof) in the foreground. As the city of Asheville considers how to redevelop sites in its busy and historic downtown, researchers at RENCI at UNC Asheville are assisting them with a tool that models design alternatives in an interactive, [...]
Asheville, N.C. – Ever wanted to predict the future? Researchers at UNC Asheville and UNC Charlotte, as part of an ongoing Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) project, are learning how to do just that. Using historical satellite imagery, development trends, population data and population projections, they’ve been able to design an Urban Growth Model that can [...]
The 16-foot visualization wall will aid in showing how geographic information systems work. ASHEVILLE, NC–RENCI at UNC Asheville and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) announce the third annual celebration of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day in Western North Carolina. The community drop-in event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. [...]
Demonstrations on the 20-foot visualization wall were featured at the opening of RENCI’s new downtown Asheville center. ASHEVILLE, NC — Community and university leaders celebrated the opening of the new downtown location of RENCI at UNC Asheville on Oct. 1. The event featured a ceremonial ribbon cutting and messages of support for the Asheville center [...]
ASHEVILLE, NC–RENCI at UNC Asheville Director Jim Fox and media artist and co-founder of design and engineering firm The Elumenati David McConville were featured in a half-hour program that aired on Asheville’s educational channel twice a day from May 12 to May 19.
ASHEVILLE, NC–As a possible April snowstorm approaches, eyes are turned to the sky. Now weather buffs won’t have to look out the window to get a glimpse of regional weather, thanks to a new weather watching website created by staff and student researchers at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Asheville. The Web site, [...]
A house destroyed by a debris flow in Starnes Cove after Hurricane Ivan in 2004. The Multi-hazard Risk Tool reveals natural hazard risks for properties in Buncombe County. (Photo courtesy of Rick Wooten, Geological Survey, NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources) Emergency personnel and town planners and managers in Buncombe County have a new [...]