Urban Design

Erin Chantry, LEED AP ND, CNU-A

Principal Planner + Urban Designer​

Erin Chantry is an Urban Designer and Principal Planner with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department’s Urban Design Program. With a BA in Architecture, an MA in Urban Design, and an MS in Urban Planning, Erin has served on a variety of projects for both public sector and private sector clients, with a primary focus on architecture, urban design, land use planning, design research, and sustainability. She has expert knowledge in New Urbanism, LEED for Neighborhood Development, and how sustainable city planning and urban design can be used as a catalyst for redevelopment.

Erin has written articles in Next City, New Geography, and has served as a journalist for the Congress for the New Urbanism. Additionally, Erin’s blog, At the Helm of the Public Realm, has gained recognition in the field of urban design. Erin is active in the urban design community and most recently won several awards for her role in the Build a Better Block Project in Tampa, Florida. Erin founded CNU Tampa Bay, a local chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and Urbanism on Tap, a recurring open-mic event that gives the community the opportunity to speak about issues of urbanism facing cities today.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Congress for the New Urbanism

Erin Chantry


Email: Erin.Chantry@CharlotteNC.gov

Office: 704-432-4493