Urban Design

​Community Planning Academy

In March 2016 the Planning Department’s Community Planning Division kicked off the initial Community Planning Academy(CPA). CPA is a free educational program accessible to any Charlotte resident who interested in learning more about the role planning plays in building communities. It is a program of six monthly classes that provides an introduction to community planning, transportation, zoning, urban design, and the development process. The goal is to empower residents with a better understanding of community planning so they can effectively engage in planning efforts both in their neighborhood and the city. The 2017 Community Planning Academy began in April.

The Urban Design team supports the Community Planning Academy by leading the Urban Design and Community Character session and providing design assistance.


2016 Community Planning Academy