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Arthur C. Nelson

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Presidential Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, Director of the Metropolitan Research Center, Adjunct Professor of Finance, Co-Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program, University of Utah

About

Arthur C. Nelson is the Presidential Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, Director of the Metropolitan Research Center, Adjunct Professor of Finance, and Co-Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program at the University of Utah. Prior to his position at the University of Utah, Nelson managed his own west coast consultancy in planning and management. From 2000-2001, was an expert consultant on smart growth for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nelson’s major teaching and research areas include metropolitan development policy and patterns, smart growth, public facility planning and finance, real estate development, metropolitan governance, and urban infill and redevelopment methods. He has written more than twenty books, 100 articles and 300 other works. Nelson’s works have invited both international recognition and national awards, including the Paul Davidoff Award for his contribution to The Geography of Opportunity.

 

Selected Publications

Nelson, Arthur C. 2012. Reshaping Metropolitan America: Trends and Opportunities to 2030. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Nelson, Arthur C. 2011. Megapolitan America: A New Vision for Understanding America’s Metropolitan Geography. Chicago: APA Planners Press.

Nelson, Arthur C. 2010. Catching the Next Wave: Older Adults and the “New Urbanism.” Journal of the American Society on Aging, 33(4): 37-42.

Nelson, Arthur C., Thomas W. Sanchez, and Casey J. Dawkins. 2007. The Social Impacts of Urban Containment (Urban Planning and Environment). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.

 

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Presidential Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, Director of the Metropolitan Research Center, Adjunct Professor of Finance, Co-Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program, University of Utah

About

Arthur C. Nelson is the Presidential Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, Director of the Metropolitan Research Center, Adjunct Professor of Finance, and Co-Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program at the University of Utah. Prior to his position at the University of Utah, Nelson managed his own west coast consultancy in planning and management. From 2000-2001, was an expert consultant on smart growth for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nelson’s major teaching and research areas include metropolitan development policy and patterns, smart growth, public facility planning and finance, real estate development, metropolitan governance, and urban infill and redevelopment methods. He has written more than twenty books, 100 articles and 300 other works. Nelson’s works have invited both international recognition and national awards, including the Paul Davidoff Award for his contribution to The Geography of Opportunity.

 

Selected Publications

Nelson, Arthur C. 2012. Reshaping Metropolitan America: Trends and Opportunities to 2030. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Nelson, Arthur C. 2011. Megapolitan America: A New Vision for Understanding America’s Metropolitan Geography. Chicago: APA Planners Press.

Nelson, Arthur C. 2010. Catching the Next Wave: Older Adults and the “New Urbanism.” Journal of the American Society on Aging, 33(4): 37-42.

Nelson, Arthur C., Thomas W. Sanchez, and Casey J. Dawkins. 2007. The Social Impacts of Urban Containment (Urban Planning and Environment). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.

 

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