Ely Portillo

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

Officials: Charlotte can’t meet its bus system needs without more revenue

In Charlotte’s new transit and mobility plans, multibillion-dollar light rail lines tend to get most of the attention.



Urban Institute director named Deputy Secretary for Natural Resources

Jeff Michael, who has served as director of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute for nearly two decades, is leaving that position to become North Carolina’s next Deputy Secretary for Natural...



Report: Charlotte’s streets are dangerous for pedestrians

It’s increasingly dangerous for people to walk in the Charlotte area, according to a new, annual report – a trend that’s mirrored in almost every city nationwide.



Plenty of big ideas are still on the table for Charlotte's future

It’s been a tough year already for big ideas in Charlotte. 



Concerns about Charlotte's new comprehensive plan rise from many quarters

Neighborhood activists fighting to preserve single-family-only neighborhoods, Charlotte City Council members worried about gentrification overwhelming historically Black neighborhoods and...