Charlotte 2040: How the Queen City Is Planning for Growth Over the Next Two Decades
From greenways and ballparks to housing and transit, Charlotte is regarded as a well-planned City and that’s not by chance. Beginning with the Odell Plan in the 1960s, the Queen City has a 50-year tradition of a creating a new Center City plan every 10 years to provide a blueprint for long term growth and development. The last was adopted in 2011.
To ensure the Queen City continues on the right development path, Charlotte Center City Partners and the City of Charlotte have embarked on 2040 vision planning efforts. Panelists Michael Smith, CEO, Charlotte Center City Partners; and Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Assistant City Manager and Planning Director, City of Charlotte; discussed what’s next and how the community can engage. Dan O’Brien, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, offered ways that researchers, policymakers, and practitioners can work together to leverage Big Data to better understand and serve cities.