Garrett Nelson

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
Master's degree student

Biography

Garrett Nelson was born and raised in Charlotte. He is a graduate student in the UNC Charlotte Department of Geography and Earth Sciences with a focus on economic geography, and is studying entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology. His thesis explores using Kickstarter.com projects as a geographic measure of entrepreneurial activity within the United States.

Education

Nelson has a bachelor's degree from N.C. State University in political science, and expects to complete his master's degree in May 2015 in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Jul 21, 2015
    A UNC Charlotte geography professor asks students on the first day of class to draw a map of Charlotte. They’re free to draw whatever they want. The resulting drawings offer a provocative window into how our minds picture the place where we live.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jul 21, 2015
    A UNC Charlotte geography professor asks students on the first day of class to draw a map of Charlotte. They’re free to draw whatever they want. The resulting drawings offer a provocative window into how our minds picture the place where we live.
  • plancharlotte.org
    May 13, 2015
    Mecklenburg’s 3,000 miles of creeks run through every part of the county, including uptown Charlotte. But many of uptown’s small creeks are hidden from view. An 1877 map offers clues to finding where those creeks once ran.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    May 13, 2015
    Mecklenburg’s 3,000 miles of creeks run through every part of the county, including uptown Charlotte. But many of uptown’s small creeks are hidden from view. An 1877 map offers clues to finding where those creeks once ran.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 28, 2015
    Compare the Charlotte skyline of 1975 with today’s, and the city is almost unrecognizable. In creating this newer city, we have destroyed much of the old. What are uptown's oldest surviving buildings?
  • plancharlotte.org
    Apr 28, 2015
    Compare the Charlotte skyline of 1975 with today’s, and the city is almost unrecognizable. In creating this newer city, we have destroyed much of the old. What are uptown's oldest surviving buildings?
  • plancharlotte.org
    Feb 23, 2015
    I’ve long had a question about the nature of uptown Charlotte. Why do Charlotte's uptown blocks look more like "diamonds” than “squares"?
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jan 29, 2015
    A new book from UNC Charlotte educators and researchers examines the desegregation and resegregation of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools over the past 40 years, putting education reform in a political and economic context.