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.
The Suther Prairie in Cabarrus County, blooming with atamasco lilies and Indian paintbrush. Photo courtesy Three Rivers Land Trust

Rare, unspoiled Piedmont prairie wins protection

A special spot of ancient prairie, never worked or plowed, has been preserved.

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