Welcome to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

We are a nonpartisan, applied research and community outreach institute at UNC Charlotte, seeking solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities.
Thomas Sayre's work Furrow at Scaleybark light rail station in Charlotte. Photo: Courtesy of Minnow Media

The Earth works well for N.C. artist Sayre

A North Carolina artist who works in red clay helps us ponder Charlotte’s agrarian roots, its aspirations and its complicated relationship with history and the arts. Commentary.

Heavy equipment at construction site for Toby Creek Greenway Phase 2. Photo: Mary Newsom
Cliff swallows, with the distinctive white spot on the forehead. Photo: Wikipedia, by Marlin Harms, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10300110

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PlanCharlotte.org
Charlotte Regional Indicators

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