Maxwell is an aspiring filmmaker, with a passion for socially conscious storytelling. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Spanish, where he studied films and filmmaking from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including Latin American and Spanish films.
The Board of Zoning Adjustments is one of the main overseers of development decisions in Columbus. Yet, there is very little public knowledge or awareness of it. So, I wanted to find out more about about this small, but powerful board.
In 2015, Columbus was named the second-most economically segregated city in the U.S. by a University of Toronto study that analyzed the largest cities’ concentrations by income, occupation and education level. But it’s been a minute since that study was released, so we decided that this story needed an update. We created the map below showing income levels and how concentrated they are using census data on income for 2017 (not including occupation or education level like the original study did). The colors on the map above show what income level has the highest percentage of people at that level in a census tract, according to 2017 data from American FactFinder. The transparency of the areas shows how much income varies.