How can cities and towns grow in ways that meet market demand, are fiscally sound, and improve their quality of life? William Fulton of Smart Growth America delivered a public lecture Tuesday in Charlotte, addressing those issues. PlanCharlotte reports the event, using Twitter.
Will a new name, a new tie-in to the county’s overall transit plan, and a new funding scheme using no property tax money mean a new outcome putting a streetcar expansion project into the “yes” column with the Charlotte City Council?
How can the city of Charlotte boost its neighborhoods? What national trends should developers, planners and neighborhood residents be aware of? How do different development patterns affect the need for city spending? Those topics and more will be part of a public lecture Tuesday, sponsored by PlanCharlotte.org and the City of Charlotte. The event will be 6-8 p.m. at UNC Charlotte’s center city campus.
From Philadelphia to San Francisco, from Hinesburg, Vt., to Morrilton, Ark., on Saturday, May 4, people around the country were getting together to explore parts of their cities, in honor of the late urban activist and author Jane Jacobs. PlanCharlotte.org sponsored two Jane Jacobs Walks, through very different parts of Charlotte.
Typically, “resilient city” denotes one that can survive and thrive amid environmental degradation, global climate change and massive population growth worldwide. What does that mean for cities like Charlotte that aren’t shrinking like Cleveland or Detroit or facing sea level rise? Their challenges, if they’re to stay strong, have more to do with the future than the past.
PlanCharlotte's Mary Newsom appeared on WFAE's Charlotte Talks on Tuesday May 14, discussing “Smart Growth” and fiscal responsibility for urban areas. Click here to listen.
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