Mary Newsom

Mary Newsom Mary Newsom is a skilled journalist, blogger and urbanist from Charlotte, N.C., where for almost 20 years she has been researching and commenting on metro and regional growth issues, first for the Charlotte Observer and since 2011 for the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, based at the city’s 25,000-student state university. She directs the institute’s websites, including the new PlanCharlotte.org, which focuses on growth and urban issues in the greater Charlotte region.She writes The Naked City blog, which she began in 2005 for the Charlotte Observer and now writes for the UNCC Urban Institute.