The way we use land is perhaps one of the most fundamental we influence human behavior. More parking decks. More cars. More bike lanes. More bikers. More street-facing retails. More street foot traffic. Greater connectivity between the trails and greenways. Greater efficiency of mobility. Zoning variances. Increase density (a/k/a) more humans. What’s this have to do with Morris McAdoo?
Well, first he’s a land-use lawyer, so these considerations are likely a part of his day-to-day. Second, he’s a member of the City of Charlotte’s Privatization and Competition Advisory Committee, which consists of 11 members, citizens either appointed by the Mayor or City Council. So Morris has a front-row seat at the human engineering component of urban planning and land use. And as is typically the case, that’s only part of the story. Morris serves on the Board of Directors for the John S. Leary Bar Association of Black Attorneys and the North Carolina Association of Black Attorneys.
For Morris, we’re curious, among other things, about how humans can better interact with the land we’re given to inhabit.