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.

New transit line will bring riders – and much more

The arrival of light rail may well be the most transformational event in the history of both UNC Charlotte and the University City district. Is the city prepared for all the growth predicted?

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Charlotte Regional Indicators


If you value the work of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute as we analyze trends in the Charlotte region and the Carolinas, consider a tax-deductible gift to help sustain our operations. We appreciate your support.

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