Welcome to the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute

We are a nonpartisan, applied research and community outreach institute at UNC Charlotte, seeking solutions to the social, economic and environmental challenges facing our communities.
Scott Syfert with a crowd, talking about Charlotte history on May 20, 2017.  Photo: Mary Newsom

This spring, discover your city. Go for a walk.

Charlotte neighborhoods all have stories to tell, and a great way to hear them is to go on a City Walk. They’re free walking tours throughout May. Here’s how to register.

Visit the institute’s resources

Charlotte Regional Indicators