Jacob Schmidt

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
Former graduate assistant

Biography

Jacob is pursuing a master’s degree in geography at UNC Charlotte with an emphasis in location analysis. His research interests include site analysis for development, education impacts on professional sports and education performance. He worked for a software firm Azavea in Philadelphia where he helped to create a tool focused on crowdsource mapping the urban forest called OpenTreeMap. He helped to start a home development company in Minneapolis called Envinsulate where he developed tools to target neighborhoods that met company criteria. He was a research assistant at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute until early 2016.

Education

B.A. in geography at Brigham Young University

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Dec 14, 2015
    The old planners’ joke is that Americans hate two things for their cities—urban sprawl and high density. PlanCharlotte examined where in this metro region multifamily is, and where it isn’t. Some communities, hoping to attract more Millennials, want more multifamily. Others’ long-range plans discourage multifamily development.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Dec 14, 2015
    The old planners’ joke is that Americans hate two things for their cities—urban sprawl and high density. PlanCharlotte examined where in this metro region multifamily is, and where it isn’t. Some communities, hoping to attract more Millennials, want more multifamily. Others’ long-range plans discourage multifamily development.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Oct 22, 2015
    The term “Latino,” like “Hispanic,” covers many different countries and cultures. The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute decided to map the home countries of the Charlotte region region’s foreign-born Latino immigrants.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 29, 2015
    Like many cities, Charlotte has a goal of encouraging mixed-use development, after decades of conventional zoning practices that separate uses. PlanCharlotte took a look at zoning throughout the city to see how single-use zoning compares with mixed-use zoning.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 29, 2015
    Like many cities, Charlotte has a goal of encouraging mixed-use development, after decades of conventional zoning practices that separate uses. PlanCharlotte took a look at zoning throughout the city to see how single-use zoning compares with mixed-use zoning.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 19, 2014
    Want to know which of the state’s public high schools have above-average SAT scores? A map of income is a good place to start. (Image: John Chesser)