Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Mobile Workshops Offer Something for Every Interest

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Mobile Workshops Offer Something for Every Interest

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Following is a list of mobile workshops that will be offered by the City of Charlotte at this year's Congress of Cities and Exposition

Behind the Checkered Flag--The Economics of NASCAR

Learn from local experts the benefits of industry clusters and how motorsports fits into the region's overall economic development strategy. Participants will visit Lowe's Motor Speedway and get a behind the scenes look at the local headquarters of a NASCAR race team.

Community Policing--The Impact of Neighborhood Action Teams

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has transitioned from the traditional model of policing to community-based, problem-oriented policing. Learn how service providers and community stakeholders have impacted the Grier Heights community through collaborated partnerships known as Neighborhood Actions Teams.

Integrating Greenways into the Community

Participants will hear first-hand from community leaders how Charlotte has integrated greenway planning and design guidelines to successfully connect people and neighborhoods along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway to cultural, historical, environmental, educational, institutional, office, retail and recreational uses.

Leaving the Lights on in Your Downtown: How Public Investments Can Stimulate Round-the-Clock Activity

Charlotte's downtown is undergoing a dramatic transformation from a sleepy Southern banking town where the sidewalks rolled up at night into a vibrant and memorable place to live, work and play at all hours of the day and night. …

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