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.
Group seated at parklet on North Tryon St. in 2014

9 ways (and more) Charlotte could be a better city

What would famous urban observer Jane Jacobs advise Charlotte in 2017? In advance of our Sept. 28 showing of Citizen Jane: Battle For The City, we ask local planners and city thinkers.

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Charlotte Regional Indicators