I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences and a faculty in the Public Policy Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte. My research interests are focused on housing and transportation. In particular I am interested in the effects of public and private investments on household location behavior and how these micro-level behaviors shape intra-urban sorting patterns.
Some of my recent research projects include explorations into the interconnected role that neighborhood amenities, residential preferences, mortgage lending practices, and real estate advertisements play in neighborhood change processes over the past couple of decades. Past projects include an investigation into the effects of rail transit investments on residential mobility and neighborhood change. Results from this multi-year study can be found on the project website.
Reid, N. and I. Nilsson, 2022. From Mill District to Brewery District: Craft Beer and the Revitalization of Charlotte’s NoDa Neighborhood. In Harvey, D.C., E. Jones, and N. Chapman (eds.) Beer Places: The Micro-Geographies of Craft Beer, University of Arkansas Press.