Our goal at PlanCharlotte.org is to be a citizen resource, looking at problems and solutions in land use planning, neighborhood design, environmental protection and other urban and regional issues.
The Charlotte Regional Indicators Project tracks and assesses key indicators of quality of life for the 14-county, 2-state region around Charlotte, NC. The Project provides objective, reliable, and relevant data that measure the region’s annual progress on a wide range of indicators impacting the region’s social, economic, and environmental quality of life.
Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Charlotte is part of a state-wide program that develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable research discoveries and practical innovations. RENCI at UNC Charlotte explores complex issues related to growth and urbanization – especially in the greater Charlotte region.
The Transportation Information Management System (TIMS) provides public school systems throughout North Carolina a key resource for routing and scheduling buses. It is a unique collaboration between the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University.
The Charlotte Business Confidence Index is a partnership between the City of Charlotte and the Charlotte Chamber focused on helping businesses located in Charlotte-Mecklenburg solve problems. We enlist City and Chamber staff, as well as volunteers, to visit business owners to hear first-hand about their everyday problems and help identify solutions.
The Institute for Social Capital, Inc. was founded by the UNC Charlotte Foundation in 2004 and merged with the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in March 2012. Its mission is to provide social resources that advance University research and increase the community’s capacity for data-based planning and evaluation.
The Regional Indicators Data Partners is an initiative to form long-term strategic partnerships between the Institute and community organizations. For each Partner, the Institute collects and analyzes data on an ongoing basis and presents the information through an individualized, interactive web portal and occasional reports, which can be accessed on this page.
The Annual Survey is a public opinion survey of Mecklenburg County residents. Conducted for nearly 30 years, this program allows for the collection of high-quality data by sharing the cost of survey research. Many local agencies and organizations obtain valuable information on topics of their choice through the Annual Survey.
The Center for Transportation Policy Studies is dedicated to the study of transportation-related issues and policy. The Center conducts research that results in efficient investments and sound decisions for multimodal transportation systems and services.