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  • Welcome to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte
    once tasty prey Feb 05 2016 Ruth Ann Grissom Nature s notebook At 80 biologist Matthews still stalks the threatened landscapes Feb 02 2016 Amber Veverka Environment A walkable SouthPark UNCC students offer their vision Jan 20 2016 Mary Newsom PlanCharlotte Our living patterns not I 77 asphalt hold key to solving congestion Jan 12 2016 David Walters PlanCharlotte Commentary Snapshot of poverty in Mecklenburg County Dec 18 2015 Laura Simmons Poverty More N C S C cities eye downtowns for development potential Jan 05 2016 Mae Israel PlanCharlotte Visit the institute s resources Photo gallery Can t wait for Blue Line Extension Watch as it grows Can t wait for the Blue Line Extension Watch it grow in this photo slideshow of construction along the 9 3 mile 1 16 billion light rail project that will link UNC Charlotte to uptown Charlotte South End and all the way to I 485 Institute news and events Hauser receives lifetime achievement award for transportation research Institute is finalist for Knight Cities Challenge From around the web Why segregation is returning to America s suburbs Tue 02 16 2016 16 12 Modernist house in historic neighborhood gets OK from NC Appeals Court Tue 02 16 2016 15 46 For small amounts of marijuana blacks far more likely than whites to go to jail in Charlotte Tue 02 16 2016 10 26 Co working community lands at Packard Place in latest expansion Tue 02 16 2016 10 23 Carolinas HealthCare System opens new Lincolnton urgent care Tue 02 16 2016 10 22 For second straight month layoffs strike at Daimler s Rowan plant Tue 02 16 2016 10 21 Report Freightliner laying off 600 at Mount Holly plant Mon 02 15 2016 10 28 JCSU to critics University is financially sound in the

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  • Explore our region | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte
    tax deductible gift to to help sustain our operations We appreciate your support Donate here Follow the institute Explore our region The 14 counties served by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute are a diverse and complex region one that has seen dramatic economic and physical changes in recent decades Yet it has retained a deep connection to a rich cultural and natural heritage As one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States the Charlotte region embodies both the promises and challenges associated with the emergence of great economic regions Outside the urban core the subtle beauty of the region s varied landscape of farms forests and small towns is a physical reminder of the tenuous relationship between human progress and the stewardship of the Carolina Piedmont s natural resources From the Native Americans whose early trading paths formed the literal and figurative crossroads of the region in what today is uptown Charlotte to the early 20 th century capitalists who harnessed the region s rivers for industrialization the balance between economic growth and environmental responsibility has always been in flux A sparkling skyline and an abundance of new cultural attractions reflect the growing affluence of an urban

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  • Regional data | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte
    See below to explore facts about the Charlotte region from among 11 topic areas compare your county to the metro region and the state and explore in depth data from our partner organizations EXPLORE DATA BY SELECTING FROM ONE OF ELEVEN TOPICS Select a topic Arts Recreation Culture Demographics Economy Education Environment Government Citizen Participation Health Housing Public Safety Social Well Being Transportation Select a county Anson NC Cabarrus NC Catawba NC Chester SC Cleveland NC Gaston NC Iredell NC Lancaster SC Lincoln NC Mecklenburg NC Rowan NC Stanly NC Union NC York SC Select a partner Council for Children s Rights United Way of Central Carolinas Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont Women Girls Research Alliance MeckEd Gaston Together Featured data dashboard Environmental Stewardship Environmental Stewardship is central to a number of CONNECT s core values but is particularly important to a safe and healthy environment and sustainable well managed growth The Charlotte region s air quality is a leading indicator of public health and is directly related to choices about land use and transportation The number of LEED certified buildings has emerged as an important measure of sustainable well managed growth Browser not compatible Articles about Snapshot of poverty in Mecklenburg County Laura Simmons Dec 18 2015 The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force to help shed light on questions surrounding poverty and economic mobility in our community This look at poverty facts for Mecklenburg County may surprise you Institute and Richmond Fed host third annual Data Day Laura Simmons Oct 15 2015 Nearly 200 people attended the third annual Charlotte Data Day on Oct 6 7 The event featured Richard Fry a Pew Research Center expert on the Millennial generation and sessions on demographic data and research 2015 Data Day

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  • Issues | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte
    work of the UNC Charlotte Institute as we analyze trends in the Charlotte region and the Carolinas consider a tax deductible gift to to help sustain our operations We appreciate your support Donate here Follow the institute Issues The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute has more than 40 years of experience seeking solutions to the social economic and environmental challenges facing our communities Click on the following links to explore how

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  • UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte
    income Charlotteans has inspired studies public debate policy changes and other actions This essay traces how the challenges and responses to them have changed and what the future might bring Commentary At 80 biologist Matthews still stalks the threatened landscapes Amber Veverka Feb 02 2016 Jim Matthews a retired UNC Charlotte biology professor is a botanist whose mission is to collect and catalog the plants of the 15 county region of the North Carolina Piedmont preserving a record of what we have before it s lost to development A walkable SouthPark UNCC students offer their vision Mary Newsom Jan 20 2016 Could Charlotte s SouthPark mall area ever grow into a place of city style rather than suburban style neighborhoods The City of Charlotte is hiring national experts to look at that question But some UNC Charlotte graduate students have a head start in envisioning a different look for the SouthPark area Institute is finalist for Knight Cities Challenge Mary Newsom Jan 14 2016 The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is one of 10 finalists from Charlotte for the Knight Cities Challenge from the John S and James L Knight Foundation The institute s proposal Cards for QC ity is inspired by card games such as Cards Against Humanity and Cards Against Urbanity and Our living patterns not I 77 asphalt hold key to solving congestion David Walters Jan 12 2016 The debate over I 77 raises a larger question Can we move beyond business as usual and instead embrace new concepts about how we live and travel in our region Commentary More N C S C cities eye downtowns for development potential Mae Israel Jan 05 2016 The efforts vary from city to city Kannapolis for instance bought 50 acres of downtown property Initiatives to revitalize downtowns across the Carolinas

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  • Programs | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte
    Studies CTPS is dedicated to the study of transportation related issues and policy The Center conducts research that results in efficient investments and sound decisions for multimodal transportation systems and services The Annual Survey is a public opinion survey of Mecklenburg County residents Conducted for nearly 30 years it collects high quality data while clients share the cost of survey research This lets many local agencies and groups obtain valuable information on topics of their choice The Charlotte Regional Indicators Project tracks and assesses key indicators of quality of life for the 14 county two state region around Charlotte The project provides objective reliable and relevant data measuring the region s progress on a wide range of social economic and environmental indicators The Institute for Social Capital Inc was founded by the UNC Charlotte Foundation in 2004 and merged with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in 2012 Its mission is to provide social resources that advance university research and increase the community s capacity for data based planning and evaluation PlanCharlotte org offers residents and policymakers a look at problems and solutions in land use planning neighborhood and urban design environmental protection transportation and other urban and regional issues Through

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  • Resources | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte
    us Resources All publications Maps Partners Photo galleries Regional data Search archives Donate If you value the work of the UNC Charlotte Institute as we analyze trends in the Charlotte region and the Carolinas consider a tax deductible gift to to help sustain our operations We appreciate your support Donate here Weekly newsletter signup PlanCharlotte Newsletter UNCC Urban Institute Newsletter Email Address Subscribe Follow the institute Resources Alerts Jobs Make

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  • About us | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte
    nonpartisan applied research and community outreach center at UNC Charlotte Founded in 1969 it provides services including technical assistance and training in operations and data management public opinion surveys and research and analysis around economic environmental and social issues affecting the Charlotte region The institute is part of UNC Charlotte s Metropolitan Studies and Extended Academic Programs which includes a number of the university s community engagement initiatives For more information on MSExAP see http mseap uncc edu For more on UNC Charlotte see http uncc edu Address Colvard South 1048A 9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte NC 28223 Email unccurbaninstitute uncc edu Institute staff For staff directory click here Telephone 704 687 1210 Fax 704 687 5327 Donors sponsors and partners The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute has developed important partnerships with key community stakeholders to address the economic environmental and social challenges facing the Charlotte region UNC Charlotte Urban Institute Arts Science Council The Blumenthal Foundation Catawba College Center for the Environment Catawba Lands Conservancy Catawba Regional Council of Governments Centralina Council of Governments Charlotte Chamber Charlotte Regional Partnership Council for Children s Rights Foothills Conservancy of NC Foundation For The Carolinas Gaston Together Goodwill Industries Southern Piedmont North South

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