Mecklenburg County wants to hear from residents about recycling. With the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s help, the county has launched an online survey. Those who take it can register for a chance to win an Apple iPad.
What’s going on in our nation? Why? And what can we do about any of it? Although most of our systems aspire to fairness, racial disproportionality occurs across all systems, including education, child welfare, health care, housing, employment, banking and finance, and the justice system.
Examinations of urban poverty are nothing new, but author Matthew Desmond’s study of the causes of evictions and their consequences for families, housing quality and the fabric of neighborhoods is innovative, thought-provoking, and readable. A book review.
If you live in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County or nearby counties, the Urban Land Institute Charlotte chapter wants to know about your housing needs and preferences. Take their survey and win a chance at a $100 grand prize.
Gastonia’s huge Loray Mill held its grand opening in March 2015, showing off the adaptive reuse of the building. Now the nonprofit Preservation North Carolina aims to restore many of the houses in the nearby mill village.