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
    Sep 22, 2014
    This installment of our series of planner interviews heads to Iredell County, where Matthew Todd describes efforts of industrial recruitment, rural farmland preservation and the challenges of planning in a diverse county that includes suburban Charlotte to the south and rural foothills to the north.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 17, 2014
    By 2050, residents in the Charlotte region would prefer to see more rural areas preserved, less suburban development and more areas that blend housing, stores and offices.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 17, 2014
    By 2050, residents in the Charlotte region would prefer to see more rural areas preserved, less suburban development and more areas that blend housing, stores and offices.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 10, 2014
    Several local governments in the N.C. Piedmont are considering moving offices out of downtown. Those plans worry downtown development officials and business owners, who fear downtown vitality will be lost.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 10, 2014
    Several local governments in the N.C. Piedmont are considering moving offices out of downtown. Those plans worry downtown development officials and business owners, who fear downtown vitality will be lost.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 19, 2014
    This installment in our series of planner interviews heads to Rock Hill, where Bill Meyer describes how the city has encouraged a mixed-use development at the old Celanese plant site, revitalized downtown and is looking at its long-range planning. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 19, 2014
    This installment in our series of planner interviews heads to Rock Hill, where Bill Meyer describes how the city has encouraged a mixed-use development at the old Celanese plant site, revitalized downtown and is looking at its long-range planning. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 13, 2014
    As the final leg of I-485 nears completion, residents near the Prosperity Church Road interchange are bracing for growth. A 1999 plan calls for an “urban village” there of compact streets and walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. Will the growth really follow that plan? (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 13, 2014
    As the final leg of I-485 nears completion, residents near the Prosperity Church Road interchange are bracing for growth. A 1999 plan calls for an “urban village” there of compact streets and walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. Will the growth really follow that plan? (Photo: Nancy Pierce)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 05, 2014
    A new sustainability report card for Charlotte-Mecklenburg from Sustain Charlotte finds the area lags the nation on most measures, but it sees upward trends in five of nine categories. (Photo: Nancy Pierce)