Josh McCann

Play for Change
President  

Biography

Josh is a Chapel Hill native and has worked as a newspaper reporter for the Independent Tribune in Cabarrus County and The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette in Beaufort County, S.C.

Education

M.A. Urban Planning, University of Illinios B.A. Journalism (Ithaca College)

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 30, 2012
    Charlotte’s Windy Ridge subdivision has gotten national publicity as a new kind of suburban slum, and then as a neighborhood on the rebound. Today, some of its 133 modest houses are abandoned, swallowed by tangles of vegetation. But others occupy tidy, manicured landscapes. As the lawns indicate, sustained stability has proven elusive. But there are new, hopeful signs.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 17, 2012
    In the wake of the financial crash, many real estate developments across the Charlotte region appear frozen in various stages of construction. But a few of these so-called “zombie subdivisions” may be reviving, as developers regain their financial footing and, in some cases, propose new plans. (Click here for a photo gallery of abandoned subdivisions in and around Charlotte.)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 17, 2012
    In the wake of the financial crash, many real estate developments across the Charlotte region appear frozen in various stages of construction. But a few of these so-called “zombie subdivisions” may be reviving, as developers regain their financial footing and, in some cases, propose new plans. (Click here for a photo gallery of abandoned subdivisions in and around Charlotte.)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 16, 2012
    Charlotte city officials are pushing two groups with competing visions for the future of the Carolina Theatre to work together to help save the history-rich venue that’s been vacant, on a prominent uptown corner, for more than 30 years.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 18, 2012
    In response to news that the City of Charlotte is considering buying Eastland Mall in an effort to make the site attractive to an outside developer, PlanCharlotte.org sought opinions from civic and business leaders about the idea. Results: a split vote.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 18, 2012
    Residents are objecting to a developer’s plan to build a Walgreens drug store in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood, saying the project – and others that could follow – would mar the historic area’s character.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 12, 2012
    By officially launching a bike-sharing system Thursday, Charlotte pedaled to the forefront of a phenomenon rapidly taking root in cities around the world. Charlotte’s program – 20 stations in and around uptown and 200 bikes – will be the first in North Carolina and the second – and largest – in the Carolinas.  
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jul 12, 2012
    By officially launching a bike-sharing system Thursday, Charlotte pedaled to the forefront of a phenomenon rapidly taking root in cities around the world. Charlotte’s program – 20 stations in and around uptown and 200 bikes – will be the first in North Carolina and the second – and largest – in the Carolinas.  
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 22, 2012
    Charlotte is joining the growing ranks of cities seeking to make streets safer by turning some bicycle lanes green. City officials hope adding green markings to existing bike lanes at certain heavily traveled intersections will more clearly, visibly and safely separate bicycles from other vehicles.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 13, 2012
    As Charlotte mulls how to retool its uptown freeway loop, city transportation planners have put 22 ideas on the table. Meanwhile, others are pondering a more radical idea: What if the loop didn’t exist at all?