Planning & design
How can we stop design and planning mistakes from damaging our city? Part 2 in a series of illustrated essays on urban design. Commentary from David Walters.
Another neighborhood, this time in West End, will showcase its potential with a day of pop-up improvements.
Can a suburban area be truly green? One city in Germany offers lessons in building a family-friendly environment with a small carbon footprint. Commentary.
How can we distinguish between good development proposals and the not-so-good? First in a series of illustrated essays explaining urban design principles.
What would famous urban observer Jane Jacobs advise Charlotte in 2017? We asked local planners and city thinkers.
Better Block founder Jason Roberts wants neighborhood improvement from the bottom up. He’ll speak in Charlotte July 11.
One Sun Belt city was built on a swamp, the other on rolling Piedmont farmland. But Houston not only has some surprising similarities to Charlotte, it may offer a glimpse of the Queen City's future.
A proposed new bicycle plan for Charlotte hits the mark in many ways. But without dedicated funding, will it be merely a feel-good exercise? Commentary.
As Charlotte booms, how is the city’s planning department working to change city ordinances to bring them into the 21st century? An interview with interim Planning Director Ed McKinney.