When it comes to planning, development and land use regulation, it's easy to let your eyes glaze over in the alphabet soup of jargo.
So, let's get a little nerdy and jump right into the alphabet soup of zoning, land use, planning and development on this episode. Join us for a talk with Keba Samuel and Phillip Gussman about why the city's planning...Read more
When it comes to public transit in Charlotte, trains get the spotlight while buses carry the majority of passengers. That’s why the city plans to invest more in improving the bus system in coming years, adding frequency and experimenting with measures like bus-only lanes and traffic lights that give buses priority in order to improve speed and reliability.
On Monday, Lewis and CATS...Read more
The city of Charlotte has a problem: Despite pledging to end traffic deaths by 2030, we’re on pace to see as many or even more people killed on the roads this year than last, and officials say speed is the single biggest contributing factor.
Could automated cameras to catch speeders and nab red light-runners be part of the...Read more
In a fast-growing, automobile-centric city like Charlotte, it's tough to get around without a car.Read more
Our Charlotte region continues to wrestle with a vexing challenge: How can we improve economic mobility so that all of our community members can share the benefits of growth?
It’s a big question, one...Read more
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The COVID-19 pandemic is an earthquake that shook us all — but not everyone has the same foundation to ride out the quake and the aftershocks.
“Who feels the brunt of that the most? In Charlotte, poor Black women are going to feel that more than most other groups,” said Dr. Kendra Jason, an associate professor of sociology.Read more
In Charlotte, as in other communities, the color of your skin correlates strongly to the amount of wealth your family is likely to have. Nationwide, White households have 10 times the wealth of Black households and 7 times the wealth of Latinx households.
How did this come to be, and what can we do to change it? On Oct. 12, we explored the roots and consequences of the racial wealth...Read more
Mecklenburg County Community Support Services releases today the 2021 State of Housing Instability & Homelessness (SoHIH) Report. The SoHIH report is part of the annual...Read more