Ely Portillo

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

Stories by Ely Portillo

Data that show why Charlotte houses are so expensive - and scarce

Buying a house in the Charlotte region has, in many ways, never been more challenging.

What impact will ‘disruptive innovations’ have on Charlotte’s transportation system?

This story is part of the Transit Time newsletter, a partnership between the Urban Institute, the Charlotte Ledger and WFAE.

Building Charlotte's future (literally) with the construction industry

Charlotte's growth rests, in the end, on the people who actually build our city: The construction industry. 

Five interesting ideas from Charlotte's draft Center City plan

What will Charlotte's center city look like in two decades?

A regional transit plan takes shape, but questions remain

Charlotte-area leaders released their preliminary recommendations Thursday for how to build the region’s first unified transit system, but they’ll keep wrestling with what could be the thorniest...