Adam S. Brooks

technologist / geek . entrepreneur . marketer . presenter / speaker . developer . consultant . innovator . educator . community advocate . author . adambrooks.org

Charlotte ranks last in urban population density in the United States and last in the world popu

” …Charlotte ranks last in urban population density in the United States and last in the world”
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Get your #geek on at the 10th annual THE Geek Fest coming to Charlotte on Nov. 14th, 2013

Get your #geek on at the 10th annual @THEGeekFest coming to #CLT on Nov. 14th. Open call for contributors! http://ht.ly/pck37 Apply now!

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IMAX Theater Coming to Stonecrest area in Charlotte

The first commercial IMAX theater in the Piedmont should be open by July. Regal Entertainment Group is installing a digital IMAX projector at its Stonecrest venue, off Rea Road near I-485. The system will be installed sometime in the second quarter, as part of a Regal IMAX conversion that also includes three theaters in Southern California and one in Seattle. Read More

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Rhino Times paper ends Charlotte print yet remains online

Citing rising production costs and dwindling advertising, Charlotte’s Rhinoceros Times has stopped the presses after six years. Launched as a politically conservative free weekly, it will live on as an Internet-only venture at http://www.rhinotimes.com, editor Mark Pellin said Thursday. “It’s frustrating because readership remains strong; feedback remains strong,” said Pellin. [read more]

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Charlotte, North Carolina (NC) leads the nation as top destination for relocating

This year, Charlotte is in the top spot, the site announced late last week. Last year’s winner was Asheville, which slipped to No. 7 on this year’s list. "North Carolina is very active on our radar," said Steve Nickerson, president and CEO of HomeRoute. "It continues to get a flood of interest from all over." Charlotte’s diversity of housing options and home affordability were two of the reasons users nominated the city, Nickerson said. The city’s strong economy, boosted largely by the banking industry, was another selling point. [read more]

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Charlotte NC’s Historic Trolley Rejoins The Tracks

Charlotte’s trolley, which some credit with laying the groundwork for light rail, will resume service again Sunday after a two-year hiatus. Three replica trolleys will run from uptown to the historic South End, using the same tracks as the Lynx Blue Line. The trolleys are a tourist draw, a link to the city’s past when streetcars were a key way to get around. But the trolley service will also have some practical benefit: In the middle of the day, the trolleys will mean more frequent service from uptown to the South End. [read more]

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Mecklenburg’s green could disappear in 25 years

Mecklenburg County is on pace to have all of its available land developed within 25 years, according to a new UNC Charlotte study. The 24-county project on new urban growth, released Tuesday, paints the clearest picture yet of how population increases and commercial development are changing the region. Read more!

I know that it is inevitable that as urban development increases in the area, many of our green spaces diminish. However, a part of me also feels that if Charlotte would require developers to retain more trees and green, it would add to the community so much. Clear cutting is really undesirable.

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Charlotte-area educators seek Clinton-Obama debate

The presidents of six Charlotte-area colleges and universities have invited Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to debate at the Blumenthal Center. Both U.S. presidential candidates were invited to debate at the 2,100-seat uptown performing arts center. Neither candidate has responded. No date has been scheduled, though the debate would take place before North Carolina’s May 6 primary. More!

Good for them. I hate that this city gets so little traffic on the political trail. AB

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Barack Obama @ Grady Cole Center on Wed, March 19, around 3:30 p.m. Charlotte, NC

The Barack Obama campaign committee has announced that the senator/presidential candidate will be at Grady Cole Center on Wednesday, March 19, around 3:30 p.m. There will be brief street closings on Charlottetowne Avenue and Kings Drive near the venue. This event is NOT open to the public.

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