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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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,...Read more
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,...Read more
This report was undertaken for the purpose of assessing the community service needs of Mecklenburg County’s Latino residents; and from this perspective, offers recommendations to public and private service providers.Read more