Grow Smart CLT


We are excited to introduce our new monthly event series, Grow Smart CLT!

As Charlotte grows (44 people move here each day), it's critical that we grow smarter. To help, in February we launched a new monthly event series called Grow Smart CLT. These fun, yet informative events explore the multiple sustainability challenges that Charlotte faces due to our rapid growth.

Each month we focus a different issue that is being impacted by our growth. Our goal is to ensure that you not only walk away with a better understanding of the challenge but also at least one action you can take to help put Charlotte on a smarter path.

Join us for our next event as we will be learning about Transportation and it's large role in a growing city like ours.

Wednesday, April 11th at Three Spirits Brewery - 5046 Old Pineville Road from 6-8 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for non-Sustain Charlotte members (donate at least $5/month or $60/year) and free for members. Interested in becoming a member to attend the events for free? Click here.


Smart Growth and Transportation in Charlotte.


Liz Babson, Director of the Charlotte Department of Transportation

John Lewis, CEO of Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS)

Greg Phipps, Charlotte City Council

Stephen Stansbery, Vice President of Kimley-Horn

Our panel will be moderated by Sustain Charlotte's Executive Director, Shannon Binns.

Click the topic for a link to the recap if the event has passed!

Events will be the second Wednesday of the month from 6-8 p.m.

  • February 21: What is Smart Growth?
  • March 14: Green Spaces
  • April 11: Transportation at Three Spirits Brewery
  • May 9: Air Quality at Three Spirits Brewery
  • June 13: TBD at Three Spirits Brewery
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12 - End of the Year Celebration!

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Our work is generously supported by the foundations and businesses below.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation • Wells Fargo • TransitCenter  • OrthoCarolina • Duke Energy Foundation • Parsec Financial • Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation • People For Bikes  • Blumenthal Foundation

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