Chuck McShane

Charlotte Chamber
Director of Research

Biography

Chuck McShane is a doctoral student in the Public Policy program and a freelance writer whose work appears in Charlotte Magazine and Our State. Before joining Plan Charlotte, he was a staff reporter and copy editor at several newspapers including the Charlotte Observer and The Herald of Rock Hill, S.C.

Education

Chuck expects to be awarded his doctorate in public policy in 2015. He has a master's in public administration from UNC Charlotte (2011) as well as his master's and bachelor's in history from UNC Charlotte.

Expertise

Urban policy, urban history, Charlotte history, higher education policy.

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Dec 10, 2014
    The first major survey of Charlotte historic resources in 30 years says demolition and development have shrunk historic sections of three local historic districts. It also recommends possibly adding more historic districts, especially in northwest Charlotte.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Nov 11, 2014
    A Friday “sustainability fair” in uptown Charlotte will mark the city’s participation in America Recycles Day. And Saturday and Nov. 22 will be the annual Creek ReLeaf tree-planting events.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 29, 2014
    The town of Lincolnton, population 10,500, is making it easier for manufacturers to come to town, since the textile industry has left industrial sites vacant. The installment of “Talk of the Towns” interviews Lincolnton Planning Director Laura Simmons.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 29, 2014
    The town of Lincolnton, population 10,500, is making it easier for manufacturers to come to town, since the textile industry has left industrial sites vacant. The installment of “Talk of the Towns” interviews Lincolnton Planning Director Laura Simmons.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 22, 2014
    Since the 2008 housing crash, there’s been talk of Americans downsizing and Millennials rejecting large houses. But recent U.S. Census data show that in the Charlotte area, homes only got bigger after 2000.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 22, 2014
    Since the 2008 housing crash, there’s been talk of Americans downsizing and Millennials rejecting large houses. But recent U.S. Census data show that in the Charlotte area, homes only got bigger after 2000.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 15, 2014
    When Lake Norman flooded parts of four counties in 1963 a 660-acre area of Mecklenburg County was cut off from the rest of the county. It was accessible only by boat or a 12-mile trip through Iredell County. This became a source of conflict between Iredell and Mecklenburg counties for decades before the two counties reached a solution in 1997.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Oct 07, 2014
    The first decade of growth on the lake had been slow—a cluster of cabins here and a marina there. The lack of infrastructure and the distance from major population centers kept growth in check.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 29, 2014
    In the 1980s and early 1990s, rapid growth around Lake Norman led to culture clashes between long-time residents and "those lake people." Land use and planning were at the heart of the conflict, writes Chuck McShane in this excerpt from his book, A History of Lake Norman: From Fish Camps to Ferarris.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 29, 2014
    In the 1980s and early 1990s, rapid growth around Lake Norman led to culture clashes between long-time residents and "those lake people." Land use and planning were at the heart of the conflict, writes Chuck McShane in this excerpt from his book, A History of Lake Norman: From Fish Camps to Ferarris.