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Charlotte’s known more for tearing own its spaces for music than creating them. How can that change, and who can change it?
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.
Harvard’s Chetty unveils a new tool to track social (im)mobility, plus the latest on the RNC and scooters.
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.
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.
‘Image activist’ Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. spent four months capturing a South End black neighborhood’s struggle against gentrification.
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.’
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.
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?
A recap of our #discussCLT event last week: How will Charlotte pay for its ambitious 2030 transit plan if the state and federal governments won’t help?
Charlotte transit officials are examining ways to raise private dollars to help pay for the $6 billion buildout of its 2030 transit plan. Will the transit system end up defeating one of its main purposes?
Charlotte’s trying to fully build out its transit system by 2030. What can it learn from Pacific Northwest cities that committed to mass transit years ago?
Charlotte’s planned Gateway Station offers us a chance to speculate on the future of transportation, and whether it’ll look anything like what we imagine.
Exploring religious support for the president
The New York Times wrote about Charlottesville, a small city in a year-long war with its own conception of itself. There’s a warning here.
This is not a normal president or party. RNC 2020 will not be a normal convention. The Charlotte City Council’s vote Monday to accept the convention reflects an inability or unwillingness to accept that.
Charlotte likely will find out next week that it’s landed the 2020 Republican National Convention. Are we sure we understand what we’d be getting into?
A small but growing body of research indicates that occupying another’s body through virtual reality can reduce implicit bias. A Charlotte community leader, a former police chief. and a French social entrepreneur are introducing it to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Tariq Bokhari’s documentary supports CMPD but doesn’t dodge how delicate and charged our perception of police is nowadays.
We’ll be talking about community task forces next week at our next #discussCLT event. Do they work? Are startups better? Is there room for both?
With Cathy Bessant, Bank of America’s chief operations and technology officer