Toward A More Sustainable Future

As one of the fastest growing cities in America, and with a projected regional population growth of 30% between 2010 and 2030, Charlotte's transportation system must grow too. While the challenges of doing so are great, the benefits -- and need -- are even greater. 

Charlotte is far from unique in this regard, as urban areas around the nation are facing similar challenges due to surging populations that have outgrown their existing transportation infrastructure. In addition, much of the existing infrastructure has been built for cars, but simply widening roads or building new ones to accommodate the growing number of cars is neither viable, nor sustainable.

In this conversation, Shannon Binns, Sustain Charlotte Executive Director moderates a distinguished panel representing a diversity of experts and viewpoints on the intersection of transportation, land development, and sustainability in the greater Charlotte region.

Panelists include:

Ellison Clary, Director of Charlotte Community Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

David Howard, Charlotte City Council Member and Transportation and Planning Committee Chair

Terry Shook, Founding Partner and Principal, Shook Kelley

David Walters, Architect and Coordinator of UNC-Charlotte's Master of Urban Design Program 

Rob Perks, Transportation Advocacy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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