Brightwalk Neighborhood & Charlotte Rail Trail

Some post-recession sprucing up is going on in town and we look at two projects with similar goals: to revitalize and connect Charlotte. One mixes social equity, design, sustainability and even art in a mixed-income neighborhood to the north. The other is a pedestrian walkway patterned after New York City’s High Line connecting neighborhoods around SouthEnd with Uptown. We'll take a peek at Charlotte’s future.

Terry Shook
- President of the design firm Shook Kelley and an urban planner.
David Howard - Charlotte City Council member and Senior Vice President at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc. (The Housing Partnership)
Emma Littlejohn - Real Estate Market Analyst, The Littlejohn Group, the group is Brightwalk's project manager and marketing consultant for its amenities.
David Furman - Architect and founder of Centro CityWorks
Michael Smith - President & CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners
W. Lee Jones - Division Director, Capital Planning and Alliance Development Services, Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department