Ely Portillo

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

Stories by Ely Portillo

What does the future hold for Charlotte's airport?

Charlotte Douglas International Airport is one of the busiest hubs in the world, despite the city of Charlotte's modest size.



Curating the future in Charlotte

What if the future is not just a continuation of present trends, but looks radically different?



When it comes to transit, everyone wants ‘regionalism.’ But no one’s quite sure how to get there.

There’s consensus in the new crop of local transportation plans: Whether we’re talking about trains, buses or roads, we’ll have to cross county borders and state lines to fund and operate an...