Katie Zager

Research Associate
Sycamore 208

Katie Zager is a Research Associate who uses mapping and spatial analysis to shed light on some of our region's most important issues. With a BA in Geography from Macalester College and an MA in Geography from UNC Charlotte, Zager brings a wealth of knowledge to her research.One of her major projects at the Urban Institute include the Quality of Life Explorer, an online tool to explore the social, housing, economic, environmental, and safety conditions in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Other research interests include health and healthcare access, urban rural connections, and the use of community indicators.

Stories by Katie Zager

Jobs in Charlotte? Numbers change, district to district

Since jobs are a good indicator of economic health, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute demographers decided to use the Quality of Life dashboard data to see whether jobs are spread evenly, per capita,...

Updated data tool analyzes neighborhood trends, comparisons

No single factor can define a “healthy community.” The newly updated Charlotte-Mecklenburg Quality of Life Explorer lets viewers assess a wide variety of community issues and indicators.