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.
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Storm clouds over Charlotte? A new Richard Florida page-turner

Today’s urban crisis, writes Richard Florida, is as bad as the era of white-flight suburbanization and central city decay of the ’50s and ’60s. Book review.

Visit the institute’s resources

PlanCharlotte.org
Charlotte Regional Indicators