South End Tour

  • Charlotte, North Carolina
UNC Charlotte professor David Walters discusses the difference between urban planning and urban design. Photo: Mary Newsom

UNC Charlotte professor David Walters discusses the difference between urban planning and urban design. Photo: Mary Newsom

Walk two will be through the South End neighborhood focusing on its history, redevelopment, and urban design successes and challenges. It will be hosted by by UNC Charlotte Professor David Walters who directs the university’s Master’s in Urban Design program.

On the South End tour, Walters will discuss Jane Jacobs’ principles for lively city neighborhoods, and point to ways South End exemplifies them in some cases and lacks them in other cases.

We’ll look at developments along and near the Lynx Blue Line. The walk will end at a neighborhood pub.

Time: 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 4th

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Host: David Walters, UNC Charlotte Professor and Director of Urban Design

Theme: Walking

Registration: All are welcome, but please RSVP to  mnewsom@uncc.edu. There is no maximum number of participants but please register so we’ll have an idea of how many people to expect and to let you know beforehand where to gather.  Wear comfortable shoes.

In case of rain, we’ll still be walking. Bring umbrellas.