Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date Sept. 18, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Charlotte
EN-14: Participation in Public Policy

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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Does the institution advocate for national, state/provincial, or local public policies that support campus sustainability or that otherwise advance sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of how the institution engages in public policy advocacy for sustainability, including the issues, legislation, and ordinances for or against which the institution has advocated:

The University has been a strong advocate to local government for expansion of light rail and the application of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policies. A major expansion of light rail is under construction in 2015, with the university contributing land for track a station on campus, and a station adjacent to campus. In 2015, the university advocated that the Charlotte City Council adopt the University City Area Plan adopting TOD approaches to increase urban density and decrease sprawl. (University City is business development district that includes the main campus, a research park, and adjacent neighborhoods)


A brief description of other political positions the institution has taken during the previous three years:
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A brief description of political donations the institution made during the previous three years (if applicable):
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The website URL where information about the institution’s advocacy efforts is available:
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