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UNCC PLAN CHARLOTTE - Should Mecklenburg Farms Get More Protection?

An innovative program to help NC urban farmers from development - Is this the right time for Charlotte to adopt this approach? My piece for the University of North Carolina Charlotte Urban Institute. ViewLink
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UNCC PLAN CHARLOTTE - To Build a Better City - Build a Better Block

Sometimes, to build a better city – a city built for residents, not for cars or absentee landlords or development financiers – you start with just a city block. That’s the approach tactical urbanist Jason Roberts takes, all over…
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Late last fall, Charlotte-area dance enthusiasts experienced a performance at Robinson Hall that featured the work of internationally renowned choreographer Paul Taylor. As audience members thrilled to the rebirth of the all but lost…
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UNC CHARLOTTE PLAN CHARLOTTE - Aging Rosenwald Schools recall long-ago optimism

Newell Rosenwald School quietly endures at the end of Torrence Grove Church Road in northeastern Mecklenburg County, its declining exterior showing barely a hint of the promise, hope, and development of the students it housed for decades. Structurally…
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These Trees are the Champions

 15 of Charlotte’s most magnificent trees shine under the North Carolina Forest Service’s Champion Big Tree Program, bringing more than a title to the Queen City’s crown.  While civic pride reached heightened levels…