Publications

Sep 20, 2010
Crossroads Charlotte was designed to facilitate improvements in access, inclusion, and equal opportunity that the project’s sponsors believe will lead to increases in social and inter-racial trust. The report including the results of the telephone survey are available in our publications...
Sep 17, 2010
Since 1997, the City of Charlotte has monitored neighborhood quality of life through a biennial analysis of a set of locally derived variables, which are aggregated into social, physical, crime, and economic dimensions to create a “quality of life index” for each neighborhood.
Sep 17, 2010
High rates of obesity and diabetes have spurred research to understand the causes and to identify prevention strategies. Evaluation of the neighborhood environment as it relates to food access is a growing area of research. Many studies have found that residents in low income and minority...
Aug 31, 2010
The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to examine the placement of school bus stops. The full report can be downloaded from our publications section.   Download PDF
Aug 26, 2010
The Transportation Service Indicator Report is released annually by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and compiled at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in cooperation with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University. ...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region.   For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic population growth....
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 23, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region. For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 10, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Aug 10, 2010
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Charlotte expanded the urban growth mapping and forecasting into 19 counties in the Western part of North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Swain,...
Aug 10, 2010
Click Here To View An Interactive Map Research being done at UNC Charlotte through a collaboration called RENCI has shed new light on the effects of growth on counties in the Charlotte Region.  For the last few decades, much of the Carolina Piedmont has experienced dramatic...
Aug 04, 2010
In 2004, The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute completed research on the economic impact of motorsports in North Carolina. A background history of motorsports in the state is available in the Report “Motorsports: A North Carolina Growth Industry Under Threat.” An executive summary of...
Aug 04, 2010
In 2004, The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute completed research on the economic impact of motorsports in North Carolina. A background history of motorsports in the state is available in the Report “Motorsports: A North Carolina Growth Industry Under Threat.” An executive summary of...
Aug 04, 2010
In 2004, The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute completed research on the economic impact of motorsports in North Carolina. A background history of motorsports in the state is available in the Report “Motorsports: A North Carolina Growth Industry Under Threat.” An executive summary of...
Aug 04, 2010
Three sections of the Regional Indicators are frequently requested: Economic, Environmental and Social Well-Being. These individual sections of the Regional Indicators report are available in our web publications section.   Download PDF
Aug 04, 2010
The Reporting on Growth and Open Space Project produced the Open Space Journalism Resource Manual. The manual combines a wealth of information for journalists on generating story ideas and researching stories on growth, open space and related issues. The Open Space Journalism Resource Manual is...
Aug 04, 2010
Three sections of the Regional Indicators are frequently requested: Economic, Environmental and Social Well-Being. These individual sections of the Regional Indicators report are available in our web publications section.   Download PDF
Aug 04, 2010
Aug 04, 2010
The Transportation Information Management System helps track and improve the efficiency of the school systems’ transportation services. The Transportation Service Indicators Report for 2008-2009 is available in our web publications section.   Download PDF
Aug 04, 2010
Three sections of the Regional Indicators are frequently requested: Economic, Environmental and Social Well-Being. These individual sections of the Regional Indicators report are available in our web publications section.   Download PDF
Aug 04, 2010
The Charlotte Regional Indicators Project in 2007 tracks variables in 10 theme areas: arts, recreations and cultural life; economy; education; environment; government and citizen participation; health; housing; public safety; social well-being; and transportation. The full report is available in...
Aug 04, 2010
The 2008 Citistates Report was a revisit of Neal Peirce, Curtis Johnson and Alex Marshall’s 1995 Peirce Report. The four articles were published in The Charlotte Observer as well as other regional newspapers and focused on A 21st-Century Game Plan for the Charlotte Region; Region’s...
Aug 04, 2010
The 2008 Citistates Report was a revisit of Neal Peirce, Curtis Johnson and Alex Marshall’s 1995 Peirce Report. The four articles were published in The Charlotte Observer as well as other regional newspapers and focused on A 21st-Century Game Plan for the Charlotte Region; Region’s...
Aug 04, 2010
The 2008 Citistates Report was a revisit of Neal Peirce, Curtis Johnson and Alex Marshall’s 1995 Peirce Report. The four articles were published in The Charlotte Observer as well as other regional newspapers and focused on A 21st-Century Game Plan for the Charlotte Region; Region’s...
Aug 04, 2010
The 2008 Citistates Report was a revisit of Neal Peirce, Curtis Johnson and Alex Marshall’s 1995 Peirce Report. The four articles were published in The Charlotte Observer as well as other regional newspapers and focused on A 21st-Century Game Plan for the Charlotte Region; Region’s...
Aug 04, 2010
“Badin: Drawing from the Past to Plan for the Future” documents the natural and cultural resources of a town in transition. Once an industrial town, Badin faced the loss of its major employer. This report highlights the cultural and natural resources that have the potential to lead...
Aug 04, 2010
Written in 2005, “The State of African-Americans and Hispanic/Latinos in the Charlotte Region” explored the demographics, housing, education, employment, income and wealth of these two populations to help promote economic self-sufficiency. The full report is available in our web...
Aug 03, 2010
The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Charlotte expanded the urban growth mapping and forecasting into 19 counties in the Western part of North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Swain,...
Aug 01, 2010
This excerpt from the original, 2007 Charlotte Regional Indicators Report gives an overview of trends in social well-being data for the 14 counties in the Charlotte Region.    Download PDF
Aug 01, 2010
This excerpt from the original, 2007 Charlotte Regional Indicators Report gives an overview of trends in environmental data for the 14 counties in the Charlotte Region.   Download PDF
Aug 01, 2010
This excerpt from the original, 2007 Charlotte Regional Indicators Report gives an overview of trends in economic data for the 14 counties in the Charlotte Region.   Download PDF
Jul 31, 2010
This 1995 report on the region was published in multiple regional newspapers.  Written by Neal Peirce, Curtis Johnson and Alex Marshall, it examines a range of regional issues.   Download PDF
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single county....
Jul 29, 2010
This report is one in a series of  county profiles created as part of the Charlotte Regional Indicators Project.  These reports present individual county indicator data in a format intended to make it easy to examine relationships between indicators and across themes for a single...