Born and raised in Charlotte — lifelong love affair with the Queen City. Demography. Architecture. Parks and Trails. Hiking (primordial cliffs and raptors at Crowders Mtn. are amazing., Arts & museums (art, history, science). Books, esp., Southern urban history (not an oxymoron). Favorite quotation: “When you look at a city, it’s like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.” Quote by architect, Hugh Newell Jacobsen.