Urban Institute

Knight Foundation grant will boost Urban Institute’s ‘City of Creeks’ project

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s online publication PlanCharlotte.org has won a $12,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to boost a project that will look at Charlotte’s creeks.
The grant from Knight Foundation Fund at Foundation for the Carolinas will pay a researcher in local history to examine the role the creeks have played in Charlotte’s growth and development, including the city’s cultural and social history, with a special focus on neighborhoods in west and northwest Charlotte.

TIMS director wins national recognition

Jody Pressley, project leader for the Transportation Information Management System (TIMS), is featured in the November issue of School Bus Fleet magazine as one of “14 Phenomenal Women in School Transportation.”

Grad student researches Charlotte’s neighborhood grants program

When Joe Howarth started working with UNC Charlotte’s Charlotte Action Research Project in Charlotte’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods in 2011, he kept hearing about the City of Charlotte’s Neighborhood Matching Grant program.

Harness the power of data: Charlotte Data Day

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will host a forum in uptown Charlotte on Tuesday, March 26, to tell the public about powerful sources of data and how to use them.
There are more tools than ever for finding and using data in innovative ways, but most people don’t know they exist or don’t know how to use them. Enter Charlotte Data Day, a free, public event.