UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, Federal Reserve Bank Partner for Charlotte Data Day

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - June 10, 2014 - The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, in partnership with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, will present the second annual Charlotte Data Day on Tuesday, June. 17.

A series of presentations, discussions and interactive workshops led by experts in the field will familiarize attendees with Charlotte housing-related data. Topics include homelessness, affordable housing, planning, and the changing real estate market.

The event will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City.

Charlotte Data Day keynote speaker will be Chris Estes, president of the National Housing Conference. He will discuss recent trends in federal housing policy. Estes will be joined by Matthew Martin, senior vice president and Charlotte regional executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Local experts will detail trends and data on homelessness and affordable housing in Charlotte, the impact of new transit lines on housing in the region, and Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Charlotte Branch Economist Rick Kaglic will discuss data about Charlotte foreclosures.  

After a free networking lunch, afternoon sessions will include demonstrations and how-to workshops on a variety of data tools. Learn how to create attractive and accessible charts, graphs and other data visualizations using Microsoft Excel in a session directed by economist and Policyviz.com host Johnathan Schwabish. Discover how often hidden transportation costs affect housing affordability and location decisions by using the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Locational Affordability Portal.  Lab space is limited, so attendees should bring their laptop or tablet to follow along.

Representatives from local and federal governments and organizations such as Code for America, the United States Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon and others will be on hand to demonstrate their use of data. 

Registration is required. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.


UNC Charlotte Center City

320 E. 9th Street

Charlotte, NC 28202


Pay-to-Park lots are available on a first-come basis within a short walk of UNC Charlotte Center City. Lots are located at 500 N. College Street and 315 E. 7th Street. Additional paid parking is available in the Seventh Street Parking Garage.  Some lots require exact cash.  The Lynx light rail line is a five-minute walk from the Seventh Street station to Center City.

Media Parking

Media trucks may park on Brevard Street in front of the building. Reporters traveling by car or van may park in the lot at 319 E. 9th St. (across from the front door of CCB, adjacent to the Enterprise Rental car building) and should check in at the security desk for a parking pass.




UNC Charlotte Public Relations media contact:  Buffie Stephens, 704-687-5830; 980-355-3110 mobile; BuffieStephens@uncc.edu.

Richmond Fed media relations contact:  Laura Fortunato, 804-697-8196; 804-698-0927 mobile; laura.forunato@rich.frb.org