How can the city of Charlotte boost its neighborhoods? What national trends should developers, planners and neighborhood residents be aware of? How do different development patterns affect the need for city spending? Those topics and more will be part of a public lecture Tuesday, sponsored by PlanCharlotte.org and the City of Charlotte. The event will be 6-8 p.m. at UNC Charlotte’s center city campus.
In the Carolinas, only Charlotte’s metro area tops 2 million people. Raleigh is roughly half Charlotte’s size at 1.2 million. These two metros have pulled away from the pack of the other Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the Carolinas; no others top 1 million in population. Ten years ago, the metros in the two states were surprisingly different.