Charlotte

A post by Sustainatlanta reacts to the recent study that predicted massive, sprawling growth in the South in the next 50 years. The post's concern is that sprawl will "eviscerate' the Southern lifestyle.
5 days ago   sustainatlanta
As demographics shift and housing preferences of younger buyers lean away from single-family housing, much of the single-family-home-zoned areas in Charlotte will need to be rethought, according to this editorial.
Feb 10, 2011   The Charlotte Observer
As states return money aimed at high speed rail projects, officials from North Carolina are hoping to scramble up some of this newly available funding to augment existing projects.
Jan 19, 2011   News and Observer
Expansion of transit has helped fuel a boost in ridership over the last decade in Charlotte. But with falling tax revenues, the city looks unlikely to be able to continue its planned transit growth.
Nov 21, 2010   the transport politic
Mary Newsom reviews a new book on New York City by Roberta Brandez Gratz, and finds lessons that cross borders even into her very different city of Charlotte.
Sep 20, 2010   The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte just won $25 million in grants from the federal government to combine with $12 million of local funds to build a streetcar system. Some say it's a waste of money. This editorial from <em>The Charlotte Observer</em> argues its case.
Jul 19, 2010   The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte recently won a $25 million federal grant to begin construction on a streetcar system. <em>The Charlotte Observer</em> goes over some of the system's basics.
Jul 15, 2010   The Charlotte Observer
Many things came together for light rail to come to Charlotte, starting in 1996. Key was perseverance by a conservative mayor, a volunteer group that started a historic trolley, voters who supported a sales tax, and experienced transit professionals
Jul 8, 2010   Grist: Cities of the Future
Plans to expand Charlotte's CATS light rail system to a nearby university could be delayed by a decade or more.
May 27, 2010   The Charlotte Observer
When Charlotte's new light rail line opened, it vastly exceeded anticipated ridership figures. As the city plans an extension of the system, the federal government is revising how it distributes funding to avoid making the same mistake again.
Apr 8, 2010   The New York Times
This paper animation clip by Rob Carter shows the urban growth and development of Charlotte, North Carolina over time.
Feb 14, 2010   Good