There’s a growing consensus that if we want to get out of the housing affordability mess we’re in, we need to hear a lot more swinging hammers.
Policymakers, developers and housing advocates are all...
A vacant park in a bustling downtown. A waterside bandshell and lawn that sit empty most days of the year. A busy intersection thousands of people drive through every day without a pause.
In a fast-...
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Kailas Venkitasubramanian has been at UNC Charlotte in various roles for well over a decade. He completed his PhD in Urban Regional Analysis in 2015 and Masters in Transportation Engineering in 2008, both from UNC Charlotte. “I firmly believe in the power of data to meaningfully inform and democratize our communities, empower the marginalized and give voice to people's socio-political aspirations,” he says.
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