A Map Is Worth a Thousand Words

Conversations about growth can be difficult, especially in the context of historic systemic inequalities. This presentation outlines Charlotte’s data-driven approach and use of technology available to connect policies to development patterns. Presenter offers an inclusive approach to making policy decisions that promotes productive conversations about how growth impacts communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about Charlotte’s use of technology to collect and display information on Place Type Mapping (a land-use mapping project).
  • Discuss the challenges and lessons learned from the public comment process on a Citywide Place Type (land-use) mapping project.
  • Learn how to collect data, simplify complex growth and mapping concepts, and facilitate community conversations around growth, change, and equity.

The NPC Peer Reviewers assigned this presentation a learning level of Foundational. For more on learning level descriptions visit our General Information Page.