Ely Portillo

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

Stories by Ely Portillo

Despite plans to end traffic deaths, Charlotte is headed in the wrong direction

It’s been more than two years since Charlotte signed up for an ambitious goal: Eliminate deaths and serious injuries from vehicle wrecks by 2030.



Dollar figures for the Silver Line are slowly coming into focus

Charlotte’s new east-west light rail is still decades away from completion, but a City Council committee on Monday got a closer look at some of the numbers dictating how, when and where the rail...



Podcast: Celebrating good urban design in Charlotte

When it comes to Charlotte's urban design, there's a perception that the city is dominated by apartments and bland, corporate towers. 



Think Charlotte is bland? New awards celebrate good urban design

When you think “Charlotte” and “urban design,” do you think “bland” or “exciting”?



Opinion: What can Charlotte learn from ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’?

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in Transit Time, a weekly newsletter produced in...