Check out ‘Chesser’s Choices’

If you visit the PlanCharlotte front page ( you’ve spotted a new feature - “Chesser’s Choices.”

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute senior analyst John Chesser is the face behind the daily news headline roundups you see at and on the institute's hompage ( Many days he also finds interesting articles, maps or other features from around the nation and the world that don't fit into a roundup of news from the Charlotte region. For months, he has been sending the PlanCharlotte staff daily links to these interesting features. 

So, we thought, why not share John’s work with our readers? That’s how Chesser’s Choices was born. We hope you enjoy reading his selections. (Note: A Chesser Choice link does not equal an endorsement of all opinions or positions mentioned, if you follow the link.)