Curriculum Vitae

  • Director, Metropolitan Research Center, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah
  • Co-Director, Master of Real Estate Development Program, David Eccles School of Business & College of Architecture + Planning, University of Utah
  • Professor Emeritus, City & Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah



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    Development Trends and Opportunities for the New York Metropolitan Region. TOD Line, Pace University Law School. (Forthcoming). . In press, 10/2013.

  • Using the Real Estate Market to Establish Light Rail Station Catchment Areas: Case Study of Attached Residential Property Values in Salt Lake County with respect to Light Rail Station Distance. Transportation Research Record. In press, 06/2013.
  • The Link between Professional Performing Arts and Knowledge Class Growth: Implications for Metropolitan Economic Development, Economic Development Quarterly (forthcoming). Accepted, 05/2013.
  • Stimulating Private Real Estate Development: The Role of Public Tools and Techniques, Island Press. Accepted, 05/2013.
  • Compact Development as a Factor in Income Resilience among Shrinking Counties in the United States: Statistical Analysis with Policy Implications. In Harry Richardson, ed., Shrinking Cities: A Global Perspective. London, UK: Taylor and Francis. In progress, 05/2013.
  • Tragedy of the Demand for Walking and Biking. The Urban Lawyer, 45. (Forthcoming). Accepted, 03/2013.
  • Toward a New Suburban America. Planning Theory and Practice. Accepted, 12/2012.
  • Reshaping Metropolitan America: Trends and Opportunities to 2030. Washington, DC: Island Press.

    Click here for a key resource associated with this book.. Published, 11/2012.

  • The Mass Market for Suburban Low-Density Development is Over. The Urban Lawyer, 44(4): 29-44. Accepted, 08/2012.
  • Commentary: Zoning Restrictiveness and Housing Foreclosures: Exploring a New Link to the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. Housing Policy Debate. Published, 08/2012.
  • Bus Rapid Transit and Economic Development. Journal of Public Transportation. (Forthcoming.). Accepted, 07/2012.
  • A Home for Everyone, Council of Infill Builders. Published, 07/2012.
  • The TDR Handbook: Planning and Designing Transfer of Development Rights Programs. Washington, DC: Island Press. Published, 01/2012.
  • Transportation Costs of New Development: Procedural Guide. Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board. Published, 01/2012.
  • The New California Dream. Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute. Published, 12/2011.
  • Megapolitan America: A New Vision for Understanding America’s Metropolitan Geography. Chicago: American Planning Association. Published, 11/2011.
  • Compactness vs. Sprawl - Have Energy, Climate, Health, and Demographics Resolved the Debate?. In Companion to Urban Design edited by Tridib Banerjee, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris. Routledge. Published, 01/2011.
  • Response to Special Report 298 Driving and the Built Environment: The Effects of Compact Development on Motorized Travel, Energy Use, and CO2 Emissions. Journal of Urbanism, 5(1):. In press, 01/2011.
  • Defining Megapolitan Regions. In Catherine B. Ross and Cheryl Contant, eds., Megaregions in America. Washington, DC: Island Press. Published, 10/2010.
  • From Sprawl to Sustainability. Journal of the American Planning Association. Fall 2010. Published, 09/2010.
  • Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes, Journal of the American Planning Association, Summer 2010. Published, 06/2010.
  • Catching the Next Wave: Older Adults and the 'New Urbanism'. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging 33(4): 37-42. Published, 01/2010.
  • Impact Fees: Proportionate-Share Development Fees. Chicago, IL: American Planning Association. Published, 10/2009.
  • Demographic Outlook. Urban Land, September 2006: 196-199. Published, 09/2009.
  • Environmental Regulations and Housing Costs. Washington, DC: Island Press. Published, 07/2009.
  • The Green Book Series, Journal of the American Planning Association. Published, 06/2009.
  • The New Politics of State Planning. Washington, DC: Urban Land Institute. Published, 03/2009.
  • Arthur C. Nelson, Geoff Anderson, Keith Bartholomew, Pamela Perlich, and Thomas W. Sanchez, 2009. The Best Stimulus for the Money: Briefing Papers on the Economics of Transportation Spending. Washington: Smart Growth America. Published, 2009.
  • Arthur C. Nelson. 2009. Estimating the Ripeness of Commercial Strips for Redevelopment. Practicing Planner. Forthcoming. In press, 2009.
  • Arthur C. Nelson. 2009. The New Urbanity: The Rise of a New America. Annals of the Political and Social Science Association. Forthcoming. In press, 2009.
  • Guide to Impact Fees and Housing Affordability. Washington, DC: Island Press. Published, 07/2008.
  • Impact Fees and Housing Affordability: A Guidebook for Practice. Washington, DC: HUD. Published, 06/2008.
  • The Social Impacts of Urban Containment. Andershot, UK: Ashgate. [Republication of 2007 edition with revisions.]. Published, 03/2008.
  • John R. Randolph, Arthur C. Nelson, Joseph Schilling, James McElfish, Jonathan Logan and Mark Nowak. 2008. Environmental Regulations and Housing Affordability. US Department of Housing and Urban Development: Washington, DC. Published, 2008.
  • Lang, Robert E., Arthur C. Nelson and Rebecca Sohmer. 2008. Boomburb Downtowns: The Next Generation of Urban Centers. Journal of Urbanism. Published, 2008.
  • Arthur C. Nelson and KathyTullos. 2008. The Limits of Downtowns in Meeting Metropolitan Housing Needs. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. Published, 2008.
  • Reid Ewing and Arthur C. Nelson. 2008. CO2 Reductions Attributable to Smart Growth in California. San Francisco: Climate Change. Published, 2008.