My research and teaching focuses on urban land use change, comprehensive planning and housing. The majority of my research in land use seeks to understand the causes and consequences of land use change and to evaluate planning, governance, and institutional processes to manage and shape spatial patterns. More recently, I have focused research on understanding housing as a land use issue, asking questions of exclusion and affordability.
"My research, teaching, and outreach efforts relate to the institutional and legal framework for managing community growth and change. I am particularly interested in the need to revise and update state enabling laws that govern local planning, the impact of local laws on community livability, and the "takings" issue. I lend my expertise to a variety of governmental and private organizations."