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People seeking to understand the Charlotte region and its complex challenges turn to the Urban Institute’s experts and data.

Home Prices in Charlotte Reach Record Highs, Leaving Many Behind
Queen City Nerve
July 9, 2021

UNCC study shines light on extensive barriers faced by minority small business owners in Charlotte
Charlotte Business Journal
July 1, 2021

Why Charlotte's transit and transportation package will take longer, cost more
Charlotte Business Journal
June 30, 2021

When You Try To Buy A Home In Charlotte Now, You're Probably Competing With Wall Street
WFAE 90.7
June 28, 2021

VERIFY Yes, Wall Street rental companies own thousands of homes in the Charlotte area
June 18, 2021

Housing supply causes frustration for home buyers
June 16, 2021

Bridging the Great Health Divide with access to healthy food in rural America
One Your Side Tonight
June 15, 2021

1 big thing: Wall Street landlords
Axios Charlotte
June 13, 2021

Report: Wall Street-back landlords own thousands of home in Charlotte
June 10, 2021

Charlotte Talks: 2040 plan inches towards a City Council vote
WFAE 90.7
May 24, 2021

Addressing the ordeal of homelessness
CBS Sunday Morning
May 23, 2021

The racial history of housing in Charlotte. Has much changed?
Spectrum News
May 14, 2021

Self-guided walking tours tell history of Charlotte
May 6, 2021

Brush up on your Charlotte trivia (while closing your rings) with these City Walks
May 1, 2021

Neighborhood nonprofits earn SAFE Charlotte grants to address violence
The Charlotte Post
April 30, 2021

Biden's Infrastructure Bill: Solution or Charade for the Davidson Affordable Housing Crisis?
The Davidsonian
April 30, 2021

Driven by housing shortage, some new homes in Charlotte will be built as rentals
Charlotte Observer
April 28, 2021

Building History: Inside Urban Institutes' City Walks
Charlotte Magazine
April 27, 2021

Initiative goal: Address housing insecurity in Mecklenburg County - Consortium tasked with developing long-term plan
The Charlotte Post
April 22, 2021

City Walks Connect a COVID-fatigued Queen City
April 22, 2021

Collaborative seeks input for Minority-Owned Businesses Ecosystem project
QCity Metro
April 2, 2021

Charlotte Talks: How did Uptown businesses fare during the pandemic, and what's Uptown's Future?
WFAE 90.7
April 1, 2021

New Community With Affordable Rent Prices Help Neighbors in Need
Spectrum News
March 19, 2021

What's the future of offices?
March 10, 2021

Charlotte could eliminate single-family only zoning | What it means for your neighborhood
March 2, 2021

The triplex next door: You might want to tune in to the city’s land-use conversation before it’s too late
The Charlotte Ledger
March 1, 2021

How the Urban League is addressing a 'triple pandemic' of Covid, economic malaise and racial disparity
The Charlotte Business Journal
Feb. 23, 2021

A celebration of Charlotte's historic Black neighborhoods and honoring the fight to preserve its history
Feb. 22, 2021

How Will Once-Booming Uptown Come Back After The Pandemic?
WFAE 90.7
Feb. 22, 2021

Will Uptown bounce back after Coronavirus pandemic?
WBTV: On Your Side with Jamie Boll
Feb. 18, 2021

Say Hello to the "Pe-Candos" - Development and controversy in Charlotte neighborhoods
Charlotte Newsmakers
Feb. 9, 202

Ely Portillo talks the "Future Charlotte" podcast
Jan. 25, 2021

The Charlotte Podcast: Discussing the future of Charlotte
The Charlotte Podcast
Jan. 19, 2021

As one Charlotte prospers, another struggles: How Covid will shape our economic recovery
Charlotte Agenda
Dec. 18, 2020

Gas Station Workers Face Safety Challenges During Pandemic
WFAE 90.7
Dec. 16, 2020

Charlotte Talks: What's the next stop for Charlotte's Public Transit? 
WFAE 90.7
Dec. 9, 2020

Two Models for Successful Intergovernmental Data Sharing
IBM Center for the Business of Government
Dec. 8, 2020

Outside investors are buying up Charlotte’s affordable apartments
Charlotte Agenda
Nov. 29, 2020

Charlotte Talks: An Uphill Battle for Charlotte's Black and Latino Businesses
WFAE 90.7
Nov. 17, 2020

Charlotte Talks: The Toll of a Pandemic on Mecklenburg County's Housing Crisis
WFAE 90.7
October 7, 2020

With Charlotte’s rapid growth, its tree canopy is dwindling. How can it be preserved?
The Charlotte Observer
October 1, 2020

U.S. Bank earmarks $4.55M in affordable-housing support for LISC, Habitat for Humanity
Charlotte Business Journal
September 28, 2020

Annual Report Sheds New Light on Housing Instability in Charlotte
September 26, 2020

Center for Employment Opportunities is increasing jobs and reducing recidivism for returning citizens
QCity Metro
September 25, 2020

Report Finds Affordable Housing Disappearing, Homelessness Rising In Charlotte
September 24, 2020

45 years after it closed, the historic Johnston Mill building in NoDa will soon get new life
Charlotte Agenda
September 20, 2020

'It's critical that you do so' | Census deadline fast approaching as Carolina's response lags behind in US
September 17, 2020

Opinion: Charlotte Can Create Affordable Housing With 'YIMBY' Movement 
Queen City Nerve
September 15, 2020

Voter advocates reach out to poor and underrepresented groups
The Charlotte Post
September 7, 2020

Historic Preservation in Charlotte
Aug. 24, 2020

Episode 212: Developing Charlotte
Developing Charlotte
Aug. 19, 2020

Charlotte Talks: How To Preserve Our Trees In A Growing City
WFAE 90.7
July 29, 2020

Charlotte's losing its iconic tree canopy
July 20, 2020

Study looks into racial wealth gap in Charlotte
July 17, 2020

Study: Charlotte Had Significant Tree Canopy Loss Between 2012 And 2018
WFAE 90.7
July 15, 2020

Is Charlotte ready to start ditching cars?
Charlotte Agenda
June 21, 2020

Ely Portillo on Charlotte’s Wealth Gap
Charlotte Newsmakers Podcast
June 12, 2020

North Carolina Families Hoping for Rental Assistance Once Economy Reopens
Spectrum News 
April 17, 2020

‘No pay, no stay.’ Coronavirus may force renters from their homes
The Charlotte Observer
March 27, 2020

It impacts everything from bus routes to new grocery stores. Here's why you should care about the census
Charlotte Agenda
March 8, 2020

Author Interview: Thomas Hanchett on Sorting Out the New South City
UNC Press Blog
February 21, 2020

Houser honored for time spent in soil and water conservation
Lincoln Times-News
February 7, 2020

He guards his 'own crib' near Charlotte's most murderous street. Can area be saved?
The Charlotte Observer
February 7, 2020

Report of hometown's demise greatly exaggerated
The Tribune
February 5, 2020

Shelby, NC Town Hall: Driving the North Carolina Economy
January 30, 2020

As populations and promise disappear, rural areas find themselves lost in space
News & Record
January 18, 2020

When an eviction is coming tenants have lawyers. Now more tenants have them too
La Noticia
January 14, 2020

Decaying South End apartments to be torn down, rebuilt by Raleigh developer
The Charlotte Observer
January 9, 2020

An urban visionary who saw what Charlotte might become
The Charlotte Observer
January 2, 2020

Two North Carolinas: Cities grow at record pace while rural counties fall behind 
The Charlotte Observer
December 10, 2019
'More than four walls and a roof'
Herald Citizen
December 4, 2019
Building a better community, one house at a time
Houston Agent Magazine
November 28, 2019
Fighting Redevelopment: Possible Changes Could Make Charlotte Rezonings Less Contentious
November 26, 2019
Charlotte Talks: The Carolina Urban-Rural Connection
WFAE 90.7
November 27, 2019
Along the Way: Pedaling Away the City-Suburb Divide

Charlotte Magazine
November 4, 2019
A Charlotte path that Raleigh should follow
The News & Observer
October 30, 2019

17 Charlotte Restaurants Dishing Up International Fare
October 25, 2019

Perspective - First in Future: Director of UNC Charlotte Urban Institute Jeff Michael
October 14, 2019

Charlotte's Growth with Ely Portillo
Charlotte Newsmakers Podcast
October 7, 2019

Charlotte Talks: Urban Institute Report on Homelessness and Housing Instability in Charlotte 
WFAE 90.7
October 7, 2019

Finding Home: Despite Some Progress, Report Finds Area's Housing Crisis Is Growing
WFAE 90.7
October 7, 2019

Tackling Charlotte's Affordable Housing Crisis
October 2, 2019

Half of all renters spend 1/3 of paycheck on housing in Mecklenburg
The Charlotte Observer
September 30, 2019

Finding Home: When Eviction Looms, Landlords Have Lawyers. Now More Tenants Do, Too
September 30, 2019

Study Finds Growing Shortage of Lowest-Cost Housing, More Homeless
WFAE 90.7
September 27, 2019

Real-estate wallets opened wide for city elections
Charlotte Ledger Business Newsletter
September 20, 2019

Commuter rail to York County? It could happen, CATS chief says
The Herald
September 16, 2019

FAQ City: How Many Charlotteans Are Native?
WFAE 90.7
August 27, 2019

Charlotte Talks: How Should Uptown Charlotte Grow? Inside Future Plans For Center City
WFAE 90.7
August 28, 2019

From munitions to breweries
Charlotte Ledger 
August 26, 2019

The staying power of mills in Charlotte
August 8, 2019

Finding Home: Cost-Burdened Renters Face Challenges In Rural Counties
WFAE 90.7
August 5, 2019

Charlotte Talks: Preserving Charlotte's Historic Buildings
WFAE 90.7
July 1, 2019

How does Charlotte want to grow?
June 25, 2019

Gaston County sets itself up to attract businesses and residents
Charlotte Business Journal
June 21, 2019

The Best Places to Retire in North Carolina
U.S. News
June 24, 2019

Matthews is building an 'entertainment district'
Charlotte Ledger 
June 19, 2019

From Brooklyn to Ballantyne: The story behind Charlotte's affordable housing crisis
The Charlotte Observer
June 17, 2019

Gaston sees benefits of economic boom
Gaston Gazette
May 29, 2019

UNCC's Institute for Social Capital links data across education, housing, social services, and more
May 28, 2019

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