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.
Blackboard totems with colored chalk have appeared around Charlotte to get people's ideas.

How do Millennials want Charlotte to grow? #ShapeCLT has a vision.

From a plan for supporting live music to pushing to be “radically inclusive” and “urgently innovative,” a group of UNC Charlotte students are coming up with their own vision for Charlotte.

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Charlotte Regional Indicators