From mapping key community indicators to hosting walks that help local residents explore pressing social issues, our programs focus on building regional understanding and connections.
The Charlotte region is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic areas in the nation, with rural counties, bedroom communities and suburbs, as well as the largest city in North Carolina and rapidly changing areas in upstate South Carolina. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute focuses on issues of growth, change and equity in this complex region.
Chloe Vercruysse is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UNC Charlotte. She holds a Bachelor of International Business Administration degree from Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale in France and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Institut Supérieur de Commerce International de Dunkerque in France. Her doctoral journey at Charlotte provided her the opportunity to work on a variety of multidisciplinary collaborative research projects involving scholars across campus with backgrounds in public health, social work, nursing, health psychology, economics, political science and public administration.Read more >
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The Urban Institute is a part of the Office of Urban Research and Community Engagement (formerly known as Metropolitan Studies), which is a unit of Academic Affairs. Our mission is to provide community-based research services to local, regional, and state-level clients. Off-campus partners include local governments, non-profit organizations, and community groups.