Ely Portillo

Ely Portillo
UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
Assistant Director of Outreach & Strategic Partnerships
Sycamore 310-G

Stories by Ely Portillo

What impact will ‘disruptive innovations’ have on Charlotte’s transportation system?

This story is part of the Transit Time newsletter, a partnership between the Urban Institute, the Charlotte Ledger and WFAE.

Building Charlotte's future (literally) with the construction industry

Charlotte's growth rests, in the end, on the people who actually build our city: The construction industry. 

A regional transit plan takes shape, but questions remain

Charlotte-area leaders released their preliminary recommendations Thursday for how to build the region’s first unified transit system, but they’ll keep wrestling with what could be the thorniest...

What's the future of Charlotte's tree canopy?

Charlotte is known for its tree canopy, and if you've ever flown in here or driven on streets lined with towering oaks, you know why.