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You have a voice in mapping Charlotte's future
   October 25, 2021
Ely Portillo

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...

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The price tag for building a better bus system in Charlotte
   October 25, 2021
Ely Portillo

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...

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Should Charlotte bring back traffic cameras?
   October 21, 2021
Ely Portillo

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...

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Bridging the digital divide in Charlotte
   October 20, 2021
Ely Portillo

In an increasingly digital world, the consequences of not having access to the Internet and knowing how to use technology are starker than ever. Jobs, education, medical services and more are all increasingly tied to the Internet.

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Building a more responsive, connected transit system
   October 20, 2021
Ely Portillo

In a fast-growing, automobile-centric city like Charlotte, it's tough to get around without a car. 

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Seeking a new path: Announcing the third Gambrell Faculty Fellows cohort
   October 20, 2021
Lori Thomas

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...

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Employee ownership as a tool for reducing the racial wealth gap
   October 20, 2021
Ely Portillo
Dr. Matthew
Metzgar
Dr. Mark
DeHaven...
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Searching for stability: The pandemic’s impact on Black women and their families in Charlotte
   October 20, 2021
Ely Portillo

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.

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Watch: Exploring the Racial Wealth Gap
   October 15, 2021

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...

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