Below are articles about Mecklenburg County or about the whole metropolitan region.
A new initiative is using prizes as incentive to encourage people to reduce single-occupancy trips by car. The project runs March 1-Oct. 31.
The City of Charlotte wants public reaction to the draft of its updated bicycle plan. Here’s how you can add your voice.
When a wildlife habitat lacks natural predators, some species become over-abundant. Deer herds are healthier, experts say, when controlled hunting is allowed. Part of the 2017 KEEPING WATCH on HABITAT project.
Mecklenburg County’s greenways are more than places to jog, bicycle or escape the city’s hurly-burly. Surrounded by urbanization, they provide increasingly rare refuges for wildlife. Part of KEEPING WATCH on HABITAT.
How some local residents scrapped pesticides and herbicides and created a haven for native plants and animals – and even welcome insects. Part of KEEPING WATCH on HABITAT.
Light rail to the UNC Charlotte campus will transform transportation options in the area, from parking to buses to an on-campus bike-share program that debuts next year.
How can Charlotte rework its zoning and development ordinances so they produce the kind of places that plans – and residents – say they prefer? Planners want to hear from you.
Charlotte's tree canopy faces serious long-term threats. An urban forestry management plan in the works would encourage more public involvement and education.
Decisions made decades ago ensured that almost all of Mecklenburg County would be open to development.
How do you influence the community around you? Do you vote, volunteer, go to meetings or march in protests? The institute is partnering with Google, Johnson C. Smith University and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to research how local residents engage with each other, including online.