Reshaping Metropolitan America
Development Trends and Opportunities to 2030
Authors: Nelson, Arhur C.
- This work focuses on how demographic economic forces along with shifts in housing preference will reshape America’s metropolitan areas for the rest of this century
- Dr. Nelson’s writings have won national awards and international distinction
- For the past thirty years, Dr. Nelson has conducted pioneering research in public facility finance, economic development, and metropolitan development patterns
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Nearly half the buildings that will be standing in 2030 do not exist today. That means we have a tremendous opportunity to reinvent our urban areas, making them more sustainable and livable for future generations. But for this vision to become reality, the planning community needs reliable data about emerging development trends.
Arthur C. Nelson delivers that resource in Reshaping Metropolitan America, providing statistics about changes in population, jobs, housing, nonresidential space, and other key factors. Most importantly, he shows the benefits of reshaping America in ways that meet emerging market demands, and then outlines a policy agenda to do so. Reshaping Metropolitan America does not simply make predictions; it shows that Americans want better communities, what the benefits are, and how to get there.
- About the authors
Arthur "Chris" Nelson, FAICP, is Director of the Metropolitan Institute and Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia center in Alexandria.
For the past thirty years, Dr. Nelson has conducted pioneering research in growth management, urban containment, public facility finance, economic development, and metropolitan development patterns. Numerous organizations have sponsored Dr. Nelson's research, including the National Science Foundation; National Academy of Sciences; U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Commerce, and Transportation; U.K. Department of the Environment; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Fannie Mae Foundation; American Planning Association; National Association of Realtors; and The Brookings Institution. His research and practice has led to the publication of 14 books and more than 200 other scholarly and professional publications.
Prior to academia, Dr. Nelson managed his own West Coast consultancy in planning and management, and continues to provide professional planning services. In 2000, his professional planning, education, and research accomplishments were recognized as the first Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners elected based on a national (as opposed to state) process. From 2000 to 2001, he served HUD as an expert on smart growth and growth management for the Clinton and Bush Administrations. In this capacity, he helped expand HUD's research scholarship programs and create HUD's doctoral fellowship program.
Dr. Nelson has earned three teacher of the year honors at two universities (Kansas State University and Georgia Tech), researcher of the year honors at a third (University of New Orleans), and scholar of the year honors at his present appointment (Virginia Tech). His books have shaped the field of impact fees, growth management, and urban containment. His papers have won national awards and international distinction. Dr. Nelson's students have won numerous national awards including the national student project of the year award given by the American Institute of Certified Planners. His former doctoral students are becoming program chairs and research center directors across the U.S. Dr. Nelson has also received numerous commendations for his professional continuing education programs through which he has instructed more than 5,000 professionals in a variety of technical planning and facility financing subjects since the late 1990s.
Table of contents (8 chapters)
Major Market Trends and Demographic Changes
What Americans Want
Households and Housing
Space Needs for Jobs
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- Book Title
- Reshaping Metropolitan America
- Book Subtitle
- Development Trends and Opportunities to 2030
- Arhur C. Nelson
- Series Title
- Metropolitan Planning + Design
- Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
- Copyright Holder
- Arthur C. Nelson
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- Number of Pages
- XIV, 154