Ely Portillo

Ely Portillo
UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
Assistant Director of Outreach & Strategic Partnerships
Sycamore 310-G
704-687-1203

Stories by Ely Portillo

A glimpse at Charlotte’s future from a piece of the past

It probably wasn’t the setting Charlotte planners would have picked to unveil their vision for the future: A parking lot off Independence Boulevard, acres of scarred asphalt surrounded by a tangle...



Making the development process more accessible

“I had no idea they were building that there.”



Charlotte expands bus rapid transit to a new corridor

Charlotte City Council voted Tuesday to expand a pilot program for bus-only lanes onto a second, longer stretch of local roadway, in what could be a model for a more extensive reworking of the...



Second Gambrell Faculty Fellows cohort explores economic mobility

Five faculty research teams have been selected for the second cohort of the Gambrell Faculty Fellows...



Can the city, county work together to solve transportation issues?

“We cannot do this individually. If we try to attack these problems in our own lanes only, we will only succeed at failing.”