I am an Assistant 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 rail transit investments on neighborhood change and residential mobility among low-income individuals; social and economic consequences associated with the suburbanization of poverty; property value effects from craft breweries; and effects of neighborhood foreclosure rates on mortgage lending denial rates. My research is quantitative with theoretical grounding in economics as well as geography.
Delmelle, E. C., I. Nilsson, and P. Adu, 2020. The Changing Opportunity Landscape: A Case Study on the Relationship between Poverty Suburbanization, Job Accessibility and Employment Outcomes. Social Inclusion, forthcoming.