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.
West Charlotte High School Army Junior ROTC members march in 2007 Martin Luther King Day parade in Charlotte. Photo: James Willamor

How one Charlotte high school tells a larger story

In 1970, courts ordered busing for integration for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. By 1972 West Charlotte High was hailed as a national example of integration. By 2005 it had resegregated. What happened? Book review.

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