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  1. The Good News Report

    Population and economic development in rural countues will continue to suffer as without basic services like broadband internet and cellular service. The absence of these drives out young people and hand cuffs small and home based businesses. NC's rural countues are ideally suited to be agricultural centers but marketing and logistics without 21st century communication hampers the development of this industry sector.
  2. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    So you're insisting Charlotte can't grow past Jacksonville, FL, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN and San Francisco? Um, ok.
  3. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    You asked about Charlotte continuing to grow and if it would up in rank, no? It all depends on who you know at UP.
  4. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    The average growth of the cities between #17 and #13 only Charlotte, Ft. Worth and Austin have had consistently double-digit percentage growth over the last 60 years. Charlotte's average 10 year growth is about 38% with two decades of 60% plus growth. It won't take a generation to top 1 million.
  5. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    Charlotte joins the 1 million club in 10 years, joing Fort Worth and Austin, TX and becoming the largest city in Southeast and #13 in the US.
  6. Triangle Growth - Issues & Opportunities

    As a city planner and urban designer the biggest challenge is knowledge. People need to be more aware of how the built environment impacts their health their wealth and their overall sense of well-being.
  7. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    Compared to say New England I would argue that no place is this segregated as here
  8. Triangle Growth - Issues & Opportunities

    Raleigh-Durham CSA (2015) Census Pop. %± 1970 446,074 — 1980 560,774 25.7% 1990 735,480 31.2% 2000 1,187,941 61.5% 2010 1,912,729 61.0% Est. 2015 2,211,022 15.6% If we grow by 1/2 of the rate of the last 25 years, we are at 2.885 million. If we were to grow at the same rate as the last 25 years, we are at 3.560 million Basically, between where Pittsburgh CSA and Denver CSAs are in 2016. Charlotte CSA, on the other hand is 2.632 million in 2016; at half the growth of the last 25 years, they are at 3.434 million; or, if at same clip, 4.211 million. The North Carolina Urban Crescent, the contigous, uninterrupted urban core of NC is between 8.3 and 9.8 million by 2040 in an area of about 14,000 square miles. In terms of area, somewhere between DC-Baltimore at 12,000 square miles or Atlanta at 13,000 and Dallas Fort Worth at 14,500 and Houston at 15,000 square miles but no where near Las Vegas at 40,000 sq. miles, Salt Lake City at 27K or LA at 34K. I-85 is going to be a disaster unless there's alternatives...
  9. Providence Road Development

    I don't hate the project either but I think the commercial section is backwards. The Harris Teeter should be closest to the residential area instead of farthest away. Being able to walk to a grocery is a remarkable amenity.
  10. Charlotte Area Transit System Long Term Transit Plan

    The SLC MSA is almost 10,000 square miles. CLT MSA is about 2,000. Population yes, area, no.
  11. Atherton Mill Redevelopment

    Great article.
  12. Amazon HQ2

    ...good article, but seriously? The article specifically mentions North Carolina's anti LGBTQ legislation. Hello? As if Georgia and Texas are more inclusive than North Carolina?!
  13. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    I still like the Shhhhhh campaign.
  14. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    Of course, they can't resist saying first it was in North Carolina and then, when they mention Charlotte they tack on NC. Replace "North Carolina" with say, Texas, and the city mentioned later in the article would not have TX tacked on. I noticed it when national media was reporting on events in Virginia. Once they established the event was in Virginia, they don't follow "Charlottesville" with VA.
  15. Amazon HQ2

    Which takes out Texas and Georgia from contention as well.