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Should Charlotte Invest More in Higher Ed?

Our next #discussCLT event October 17 will tackle the issue of higher education in Charlotte, and whether the relative lack of research and development campuses hinders economic development.
October 2018

#discussCLT Podcast: A Higher Ed Primer

October 2018

Do We Really Care About Our Children?

Harvard’s Chetty unveils a new tool to track social (im)mobility, plus the latest on the RNC and scooters.
October 2018

CMPD Will Buy RNC Gear. When Will the Public Know What It Is?

CMPD will spent an estimated $50 million in federal grant money for security before the 2020 Republican convention but doesn’t plan to disclose what it buys until afterward. This does not sit well with police accountability groups, and at least one City Council member.
September 2018

When Charlotte Floods, Creeks Carry the Load

Creeks and streams—3,000 miles’ worth—wind throughout Mecklenburg County, carrying untold amounts of water during storms that ends up flooding scattered low spots.
September 2018

At Gantt Center, ‘Welcome to Brookhill’ Turns Lens Toward Charlotte and Black Displacement

‘Image activist’ Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. spent four months capturing a South End black neighborhood’s struggle against gentrification.
September 2018

#discussCLT Podcast: Live Event: Charlotte's Transit Future

September 2018

In Police-Community Relations, Which Color Matters More—Black or Blue?

New academic research shows that black officers are as likely to kill black suspects as white officers—suggesting that police violence against minorities ‘is more institutional than individual.’
September 2018

A First Step Toward More Affordable Housing in Charlotte ...

Too much going on: the Charlotte City Council unveils its affordable housing plan and works out a deal that might get something built on the old Eastland Mall site; and the federal courts throw drowning democracy a rope with its gerrymandering ruling.
August 2018

A Final Word on Charlotte Transit Discussion: NIMBY on the Tracks

A continuation of the #discussCLT conversation on Charlotte’s transit future: What’s up with the knee-jerk opposition to the very idea of mass transit?
August 2018