The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Region & New Urban Development

City of Charlotte, North Carolina

TXP, as part of the Citistates Team, was asked to evaluate and project the economic and fiscal implications of urban planning and implementation in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. The team effectively illustrated that sustained economic growth is the product of a variety of interrelated factors, and that the effects of "placemaking" have become increasingly important in that calculus. The study demonstrated that the benefits of smart urban planning outweigh the costs, and that the Charlotte region will be more economically prosperous for implementing these policies.