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 transportation, housing, and firm location. In particular I am interested in the effects of public and private investments on firm and household location behavior and how these micro-level behaviors shape intra-urban sorting patterns.
Some of my recent research projects include explorations into the effects of neighborhood amenities on residential sorting; rail transit investments on neighborhood change and residential mobility among low-income individuals; and economic impacts associated with the suburbanization of poverty. My research is quantitative with theoretical grounding in economics as well as geography.
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.