Clayton Hanson

Stories by Clayton Hanson

Tracking confirmed coronavirus cases in our region

This map shows the cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents in the 14-county region the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute serves.



Closer to Charlotte? Faster growth

Recently released U.S. Census data shows continuing growth in almost all the towns and cities in the Charlotte region, and one factor driving growth appears to be proximity to Charlotte.  

On-campus bike share arrives at UNC Charlotte

Bike sharing has arrived at UNC Charlotte. The program launched with 100 bikes at 10 campus locations.

As cities grow, former hamlets become booming suburbs

Population growth in Charlotte and Raleigh continues apace, driving rapid growth into areas nearby. Example: The historic city of Hickory is now smaller than the former hamlet of Huntersville.  

Follow the Cross Charlotte Trail across this map

This interactive map takes you on a virtual visit along the proposed Cross Charlotte Trail, with photos, updates on construction, little-known facts and information on plans for the future.