Josh McCann

Play for Change
President  

Biography

Josh is a Chapel Hill native and has worked as a newspaper reporter for the Independent Tribune in Cabarrus County and The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette in Beaufort County, S.C.

Education

M.A. Urban Planning, University of Illinios B.A. Journalism (Ithaca College)

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 17, 2012
    In the wake of the financial crash, many real estate developments across the Charlotte region appear frozen in various stages of construction. But a few of these so-called “zombie subdivisions” may be reviving, as developers regain their financial footing and, in some cases, propose new plans. (Click here for a photo gallery of abandoned subdivisions in and around Charlotte.)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Aug 17, 2012
    In the wake of the financial crash, many real estate developments across the Charlotte region appear frozen in various stages of construction. But a few of these so-called “zombie subdivisions” may be reviving, as developers regain their financial footing and, in some cases, propose new plans. (Click here for a photo gallery of abandoned subdivisions in and around Charlotte.)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Aug 16, 2012
    Charlotte city officials are pushing two groups with competing visions for the future of the Carolina Theatre to work together to help save the history-rich venue that’s been vacant, on a prominent uptown corner, for more than 30 years.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 18, 2012
    In response to news that the City of Charlotte is considering buying Eastland Mall in an effort to make the site attractive to an outside developer, PlanCharlotte.org sought opinions from civic and business leaders about the idea. Results: a split vote.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 22, 2012
    Charlotte is joining the growing ranks of cities seeking to make streets safer by turning some bicycle lanes green. City officials hope adding green markings to existing bike lanes at certain heavily traveled intersections will more clearly, visibly and safely separate bicycles from other vehicles.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 11, 2012
    Many say the future of Charlotte's Park Road-Woodlawn Road area inevitably will be more urban than its past. But how urban should it be? City planners and residents are grappling with that question as they craft a vision for the area.
  • plancharlotte.org
    May 08, 2012
    At a rural crossroads 30 miles from Charlotte, an experiment is under way that could reshape the national retail landscape. Walmart, famous for its ubiquitous supercenters averaging 185,000 square feet, is testing a much smaller, 15,000-square-foot format called a Walmart Express Store in the Stanly County town of Richfield, population 516. 
  • ui.uncc.edu
    May 08, 2012
    At a rural crossroads 30 miles from Charlotte, an experiment is under way that could reshape the national retail landscape. Walmart, famous for its ubiquitous supercenters averaging 185,000 square feet, is testing a much smaller, 15,000-square-foot format called a Walmart Express Store in the Stanly County town of Richfield, population 516. 
  • plancharlotte.org
    Mar 19, 2012
    If all goes as hoped, paying users could access 200 high-tech bikes at 20 stations in and around uptown Charlotte by this summer.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Feb 29, 2012
    A railroading resurgence is rolling into the Charlotte region – and through some people's back yards. From Davidson to Harrisburg to Gaston County, efforts to capture some of a national increase in freight rail traffic have upset some residents. And the possibility of freight NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) might create another obstacle for commuter rail from Charlotte to Iredell County.