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Women + Girls Research Alliance report identifies key findings on issues affecting women and girls in Charlotte

The Women + Girls Research Alliance , a unit of UNC Charlotte’s urbanCORE, unveiled key findings on issues impacting women and girls across the Charlotte metropolitan region.

Alternatives to Violence implemented in Charlotte’s Beatties Ford neighborhood offers promise and lessons for preventing gun violence

Year-one evaluation by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute outlines strengths and opportunities.

New Gambrell Faculty Fellows will study various aspects of equity

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The Gambrell Faculty Fellows program has named a new cohort of scholars to help illuminate the way to a more equitable community. Researchers will receive funding for projects focused on topics from challenges facing students with disabilities at UNC Charlotte to how Black women business owners have coped with the stresses of the pandemic.

Charlotte City Walks return for 2022

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For the first time in three years, Charlotte City Walks return with a full lineup of free, in-person, community-led tours to introduce Charlotteans to new sides of their city.  City Walks, organized by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, were canceled in 2020 and were virtual-only in 2021 because of COVID.

UNC Charlotte study finds success in Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s efforts to end homelessness

A new comprehensive study from UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute, College of Health and Human Services and School of Social Work shows an effective approach to ending chronic homelessness that helps those in need and benefits communities.

Affordable housing: a shared crisis for urban, rural communities

Charlotte, one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas, is struggling with housing affordability. Rising rents and home prices are the result of rapid growth and short supply.

Finding the music: How one North Carolina city reinvented itself

As Forbes magazine ranked Shelby, North Carolina, among America’s “most vulnerable cities” in 2008, a local task force had already set out to learn what cities in similar distress had done to pump new energy into their downtowns and draw out-of-towners.

Philanthropy: Can charitable giving foster greater regional connection?

On average, individual households in the 32 counties studied as part of the Urban Institute’s Carolinas Urban-Rural Connection Project give nearly $3,200 each to charities every year.

Commuters: where they work and how they get there

More than 800,000 residents of the 32 counties studied as part of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s Carolinas Urban-Rural Connections Project commute to work in a county other than the one in which they live—representing more than $32 billion of the region’s wages.

Schul Forum to explore urban, rural connections

The inaugural Schul Forum Series, hosted by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, will examine what remains of the Charlotte region’s ties between its rural areas and urban center and what can be done to revive them.