Keeping Watch 2017: Wildlife Habitat in the Urban Ecosystem

Announcement by Mary Newsom
April 2017

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute   (Charlotte)

The KEEPING WATCH initiative enters its fourth year with a focus on wildlife habitat in the urban ecosystem. Organized in 2013 by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, with Lambla artWORKS, KEEPING WATCH is a multiyear initiative designed to foster collaboration across disciplines and interest groups as a way to engage the public in local environmental issues.

Through the work of artists, writers, environmental experts and scientists, KEEPING WATCH has connected community partners and projects to raise awareness and inspire action around four concerns: plastic waste and recycling (2014), water quality and urban streams (2015), air quality and tree canopy (2016) and wildlife habitat in the urban ecosystem (2017).