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.
Wax-myrtle at the edge of a maritime forest. Photo: Ruth Ann Grissom

Bring the beach to the Piedmont

Maritime woods can seem magical places, and some of the plants sheltered there can thrive in Piedmont gardens.

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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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