Articles

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United Way Partners with UNC Charlotte Urban Institute on Five County Needs Assessment
   August 10, 2010

Jane McIntyre

At United Way, we talk about “creating lasting change for those most in need.”  Fulfilling that mission requires not just measurement of community needs, but a source of data that is sufficiently comprehensive to ensure that changes are far-reaching and can be tracked over time.

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The Carolina Raptor Center
   August 10, 2010

Staff

The Carolina Raptor Center is a unique local resource.  Please check out this video to learn more about this organization.

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Mapping historical development patterns and forecasting urban growth in Western North Carolina
   August 10, 2010

Monica Dorning, John Vogler, Doug Shoemaker & Ross Meentemeyer

The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Charlotte expanded the urban growth mapping and forecasting into 19 counties in the Western part of North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes,...

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Nearly 570% Increase in Development in Western NC Mountains Since 1976
   August 10, 2010

Sara Gleave

From 1976 to 2006, land development in the North Carolina mountains increased 568 percent - from 34,348 acres to 229,422 acres - and is expected to increase another 63 percent by 2030.  Population, meanwhile, increased only 42 percent between 1976 and 2006 and is projected to increase only another 25 percent by 2030.  The result?  An increase in the average number of developed...

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Commercial Remote Sensing Project
   August 9, 2010

The intent of this multi-year research project is to develop and validate Commercial Remote Sensing (CRS) applications that can enhance current bridge management systems (BMS). As part of the research, a prototype Integrated Remote Sensing and Visualization (IRSV) system has been developed. IRSV can serve as a remote sensing data management and decision-making tool. Read more


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2009-2010 Transportation Service Indicators Report
   August 8, 2010

Rob Hamby

The Transportation Service Indicator Report is released annually by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and compiled at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in cooperation with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University. 

This report summarizes operational data for every North Carolina public school district.  Based...

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Reporting on Growth and Open Space
   August 4, 2010

The Reporting on Growth and Open Space Project produced the Open Space Journalism Resource Manual. The manual combines a wealth of information for journalists on generating story ideas and researching stories on growth, open space and related issues. The Open Space Journalism Resource Manual is available in our web publications section. (Note: this is a large document and requires additional...

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Urban Growth Mapping & Forecasting: 1976-2030, Western NC County Profiles
   August 3, 2010

John Vogler

The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at UNC Charlotte expanded the urban growth mapping and forecasting into 19 counties in the Western part of North Carolina: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties. The full research report is...

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Charlotte Regional Indicators
   August 1, 2010

TThe Charlotte Regional Indicators - Now available.

The Charlotte Regional Indicators Project compiles objective, reliable, and relevant measures for the greater Charlotte region on indicators that are important to the region's quality of life.  Organized in ten theme areas, measured over time, and compared to state or national data,...

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Charlotte Regional Indicators Partners- Coming Soon
   August 1, 2010

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is collaborating with community partners to collect and analyze data that will be available through the Institute’s interactive Charlotte Regional Indicators Project website, due out Fall 2010.  The resulting databank will build on the Institute’s Charlotte Regional Indicators project to address social, economic,...

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