Kurt Paulsen

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Selected Publications

Academic Publications: 

Schneider, A., Chang, C., and Paulsen, K. (2015).  The Changing Spatial Form of Cities in Western China.  Landscape and Urban Planning. 135: 40-61. View Publication.

Paulsen, K. (2014).  Geography, Policy, or Market?  New Evidence on the Measurement and Causes of Sprawl (and Infill) in U.S. Metropolitan Regions. Urban Studies. 51(12), 2629-2645. View Publication. Data Appendix.

Paulsen, K. (2014).  The Effects of Land Development on Municipal Finance.  Journal of Planning Literature. 29(1), 20-40. View Publication.

Paulsen, K. 2013. The Effects of Growth Management on the Spatial Extent of Urban Development, Revisited.  Land Economics, 89(2):193-210. View publication 

Paulsen, K. (2012). The Evolution of Suburban Relative Housing-Unit Diversity.  Housing Policy Debate 22(3): 407-433. View publication

Paulsen, K. (2012). Yet Even More Evidence on the Spatial Size of Cities: Urban Spatial Expansion in the US, 1980-2000. Regional Science and Urban Economics. 42(4):561-568. View publication

Dyckman, C. and Paulsen, K (2012). Not in My Watershed! Will Increased Federal Supervision Really Bring Better Coordination Between Land Use and Water Planning? Journal of Planning Education and Research. 32:91-106.  View publication

Mandarano, L. and Paulsen, K. (2011). Governance Capacity in Collaborative Watershed Partnerships: Evidence from the Philadelphia Region. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 54:10, 1293-1313. View publication

Schmidt, S. and Paulsen, K. (2009). Is Open-Space Preservation a Form of Exclusionary Zoning? The Evolution of Municipal Open-Space Policies in New Jersey. Urban Affairs Review, 45:1, pp.92-118.  View publication

Jacobs, H.M. and Paulsen, K. (2009). Property Rights: The Neglected Theme of 20th-Century American Planning. Journal of the American Planning Association, 75:2, pp. 134-143. View publication

Mandarano, L., Featherstone, J. and Paulsen, K. (2008). Institutions for Interstate Water Resources Management. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 44:1, pp. 136-147.  View publication

Paulsen, K., Featherstone, J. and Greene, S. (2007). Conservation Induced Wastewater Flow Reductions Improve Nitrogen Removal Efficiency: Evidence from New York City. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 43:6, pp. 1570-1582.  View publication

Paulsen, K. (2006). Sprawl, Residential Density, and Exclusionary Zoning. Probate and Property (ABA Real Property Section), 20:3 (May/June 2006), pp. 22-27.  View publication

Krueckeberg, D. and Paulsen, K. (2002). Evaluating the Experience of Brazilian, South African and Indian Urban Tenure Programmes. Chapter 16 in Holding Their Ground: Secure Land Tenure for the Urban Poor, Durand-Lasserve, A. and Royston, L. eds. London: Earthscan Publication Ltd. pp. 233-244.  View publication

Working Papers:

Paulsen, K. 2009. The Effects of Land Development on Municipal Finance: A Conceptual Overview.  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 42 pp.  Link 

Paulsen, K. 2007. The Effects of Land Development on Municipal Fiscal Positions: Evidence from 4 Rapidly Growing Pennsylvania Counties.  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. View publication 

Krueckeberg, D. and Paulsen, K. 2000.    Urban Land Tenure Policies in Brazil, South Africa and India: An Assessment of the Issues.”  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Research Report. 33 pp. Link 

Research for Public Agencies: 

Paulsen, K. 2015. Housing Needs Assessment: Dane County and Municipalities.  For Dane County Planning and Development Department and Dane County Department of Human Services.  Available here. Public Presentation here.

Paulsen, K. 2012.  Evaluation of CARPC’s Policies on Housing Prices in Dane County. [Commissioned and approved by Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, Madison, WI.]  Link 

Paulsen, K. 2011. Evaluation of CARPC’s Land Demand Forecasting Methodology to Determine Urban Service Area Boundaries.  [Commissioned and approved by Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, Madison, WI.]  Link 

Paulsen, K. and Wilson, E. 2008. Plan Regionally, Implement Locally: An Evaluation of Multi-Municipal Planning and Implementation in Pennsylvania.  [Commissioned, approved and distributed by 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.  Funded in part and submitted to Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.] Link