Ely Portillo

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

Stories by Ely Portillo

Listen: What's next for Charlotte transit?

When WFAE, The Charlotte Ledger and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute launched a joint newsletter last year to cover transit and transportation, we...



Searching for solutions for Charlotte’s affordable housing crisis

With rents and home prices shooting up to record levels, it’s not news that finding a place to live in Charlotte is getting more expensive.



Charlotte's big goal: Take half of all trips in something besides a car

Charlotte transportation leaders laid out an ambitious goal this week: By 2040, half of all trips in the city should be taken in something besides a car.



Investors buying up the American dream

Corporate landlords like American Homes 4 Rent and Invitation Homes now own 40,000 single-family homes across North Carolina.



Robots delivering coffee, drones with pills, self-driving shuttles: Is the future here yet?

The future of transportation has arrived in Charlotte — but the future comes with a few asterisks.