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3,800 grads and UNC Charlotte leaders celebrate

3,800 grads and UNC Charlotte leaders celebrate

Both 3,800 students and UNC Charlotte administrators have reasons to celebrate on Dec. 13-14. The students will receive bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees during Fall Commencement. The university’s good news: winning recognition as a national leader in increasing timely degree completion for enrolled students. The Fall Commencement will involve three ceremonies in Halton Arena. Commencement ceremonies will begin at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, when the University will confer degrees upon undergraduates and graduates from the College of Arts... read more
Help Mecklenburg plan for our collective future

Help Mecklenburg plan for our collective future

Do you care about improving our parks, schools and social services? Be sure to add completing the Mecklenburg County Budget Survey to your December to-do list. Your responses could influence next year’s county budget priorities. Here are details about the survey as well as other ways you can learn about the county budget, the budgeting process, and how you can take part in shaping the final budget for Fiscal Year 2021.   Resident Budget Priority Survey (available through Dec.... read more
Joint UNC Charlotte/UCP program explores the future of our workforce

Joint UNC Charlotte/UCP program explores the future of our workforce

What will our future workforce look like? And how can Charlotte prepare our workers for the skills they’ll need? To help provide answers, UNC Charlotte’s Research and Economic Development and University City Partners recently hosted a talk by Dr. Jennifer Gresham, founder of Work for Humanity, on “Rising Tides: Rethinking Education in an Age of Uncertainty.” In her keynote presentation on Dec. 5 at the university’s PORTAL Building, Gresham discussed future workforces as a combination of specialists and “agilists,”... read more
Run through the holidays with 2 great events!

Run through the holidays with 2 great events!

Close out 2019 and launch 2020 with two great running events sponsored by University City Partners and our Healthy UCity Race Series friends. Celebrate the season and even win a costume contest in the Run Run Rudolph 10K and 5K on Dec. 21. Race into 2020 at the inaugural New Year’s Day 5K along the North Tryon Street light-rail line!   Run Run Rudolph 10K and 5K These 5K and 10K races through University Research Park are a great... read more
Darlene Heater receives ULI Charlotte leadership award

Darlene Heater receives ULI Charlotte leadership award

University City Partners Executive Director Darlene Heater is among 11 women who were honored on Dec. 9 as ULI Charlotte Champions in Real Estate by the group’s Women’s Leadership Initiative. The new award recognizes the most influential women in the real estate community and land-use sector. “I am honored to be recognized by the Urban Land Institute as a leader in real estate,” Heater said. “ULI Charlotte has been an invaluable resource for University City Partners as a development... read more
University City sees surge in home sales, new housing

University City sees surge in home sales, new housing

University City is making headlines with its strong residential scene, as recent news reports underscore. Major neighborhoods are leading home sales in the Charlotte region. Several new communities along the LYNX line and both near and within University Research Park come with rich amenity packages. Here are the details: Highland Creek and adjacent Skybrook ranked in the top 6 neighborhoods in the whole Charlotte region for single-family closings in 2018, says the Business Journal. MORE The LYNX light-rail line... read more
Tech firms are reshaping University City

Tech firms are reshaping University City

Charlotte has become a hot location for technology-based businesses, and many of these new, emerging or expanding companies are helping transform University City, as well. Check out these recent news stories: “Charlotte’s growing tech sector contributing to surge in office rental rates” The Charlotte Business Journal reports that rental rates are surging in Charlotte and nationwide, with growth in tech industries a major reason. CBRE, a national company that manages and leases commercial real estate, has designated Charlotte’s northeast... read more
Help plan the future of our parks and rec

Help plan the future of our parks and rec

Mecklenburg County is crafting a new 10-year master plan for our parks and recreation programs and seeks our help. Your ideas will help our county board set goals and provide money  for new and improved parks, facilities and programs. County parks planners have created a program entitled the Meck Playbook to gather community ideas and craft the master plan. You can get involved, starting now!   How you can help: Attend one of the Adventure Fest planning events on... read more

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