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Research Highlights the Competition for Global Talent

As competition for talent heats up worldwide, UNC Charlotte researcher Qingfang Wang has identified critical factors that appear to give some communities a competitive edge.

Wang’s research considers highly skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs – what attracts them, what fosters their growth and what deters them from fully using their skills and knowledge.

"Obviously, highly skilled people are the major force in this new knowledge economy," said Wang, associate professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. “At the national and global level, I think this is really important to look into this issue in the context of this global competition.”

PlanCharlotte Asks for Input on Creative Urban Design

PlanCharlotte, with urban designers Keihly Moore and Alex Borisenko, invites the public to nominate places in the Charlotte region that can be improved with some urban design magic.

As part of the Complete Blocks project, Moore and Borisenko hope to inspire area residents to rethink how small spaces can be retrofitted for creative uses.

For more information, visit PlanCharlotte.org.