Few things are more fundamental to whether we have a chance to climb the economic ladder than housing and transportation. Where we live and whether we have access to employment opportunities, good schools and necessities like healthy food and medical care has a profound impact on the course of our lives and the health of our cities.
That's why this year's Marianne M. & Norman W. Schul Urban Institute Forum will focus on the nexus between transportation, housing, gentrification and displacement.
- When: The afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 17
- Where: The UNC Charlotte Dubois Center, in uptown Charlotte
- Who: Dr. Karen Chapple, a nationally known researcher who has studied transit, gentrification and displacement, will be the keynote speaker. Chapple is Director of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, as well as Professor Emerita of City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where she led the Urban Displacement Project.
The forum will also feature a panel of local experts, policymakers and community members talking about the issues we face around housing, affordability, transit and economic mobility in Charlotte.
- What: The Schul Forum Series was established in 2018 to serve as an annual event focused on policy issues affecting the Charlotte region, convening local leaders, national experts and researchers from the institute and other parts of UNC Charlotte. The institute’s first director, Dr. Norm Schul, and his wife, Marianne ‘73, enabled the creation of the series with a generous gift.
The Schul Forum also highlights the work of the Gambrell Faculty Fellows, an Urban Institute program which supports scholars researching economic mobility and related issues, and ensures that our community can access that work.
Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date, including how to register. We're also planning two virtual conversations in September and October to highlight specific themes around transportation, displacement and economic mobility in Charlotte.