John I. Carruthers, Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Title:
Program Director, Sustainable Urban Planning Program, College of Professional Studies, The George Washington University

Background

M.S. University of Arizona, Ph.D. University of Washington

Current Research

  • Urban and regional policy
  • Urban and regional development
  • Environmental quality of life
  • Spatial econometric analysis

Education

2001 Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington

1998 Master of Science in Planning, University of Arizona

1995 Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies, Hunter College, CUNY

Publications

Journal Articles (* indicates student co-author)

Boarnet MG, McLaughlin RB,* Carruthers JI (forthcoming) Does State Growth Management Change the Pattern of Urban Growth? Evidence from Florida. (This paper has been accepted for publication in Regional Science and Urban Economics.)

Carruthers JI, Mulligan GF (forthcoming) The "Plane of Living" and the Recent Evolution of Housing Values in the United States. (This paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Geography.)

Carruthers JI, Lewis S,* Knaap GJ, Renner RN (forthcoming) The American Way of Land Use: A Spatial Hazard Analysis of Changes Through Time. This paper has been accepted for publication in the International Regional Science Review.

Carruthers JI, Clark DE (2010) Valuing Environmental Quality: A Space-based Strategy. Journal of Regional Science, 50: 801 - 832.

Carruthers JI, Lewis S,* Knaap GJ, Renner RN (2010) Coming Undone: A Spatial Hazard Analysis of Urban Form. Papers in Regional Science, 89: 65 - 88.

Renner RN, Lewis S,* Carruthers JI, Knaap GJ (2009) A Note on Data Preparation Procedures for a Nationwide Analysis of Urban Form and Settlement Patterns. Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 11: 127 - 136.

Carruthers JI, Ulfarsson GF (2008) Does "Smart Growth" Matter to Public Finance? Urban Studies, 45: 1791 - 1823.

Carruthers JI, Mulligan, GF (2008) A Locational Analysis of Growth and Change in American Metropolitan Areas. Papers in Regional Science, 87: 155 - 171.

Carruthers JI, Hollar MK, Mulligan, GF (2008) Growth and Convergence in the Space Economy: Evidence from the United States. RÈgion et DÈveloppement, 27: 35 - 60.

Carruthers JI, Mulligan, GF (2007) Economic Growth and Land Absorption in United States Metropolitan Areas. Geographical Analysis, 39: 78 - 104.

Welch RK,* Carruthers JI, Waldorf BS (2007) Public Service Expenditures as Compensating Differentials in United States Metropolitan Areas: Housing Values and Rents. Cityscape, 9: 131 - 156.

Kilpatrick JK, Throupe RL, Carruthers JI, Krause A* (2007) The Impact of Transit Corridors on Residential Property Values. Journal of Real Estate Research, 29: 303 - 320.

Ulfarsson GF, Carruthers JI (2006) The Cycle of Fragmentation and Sprawl: A Conceptual Framework and Empirical Model. Environment and Planning B, 33: 767 - 788. (This paper was nominated by the editors of Environment and Planning B for the 2007 AESOP Paper Prize, which honors the "best" paper published in a European planning journal during the preceding year.)

Vias AC, Carruthers JI (2005) Regional Development and Land Use Change in the Rocky Mountain West 1982 - 1997. Growth and Change, 36: 246 - 274.

Carruthers JI, Vias AC (2005) Urban, Suburban, and Exurban Sprawl in the Rocky Mountain West: Evidence from Regional Adjustment Models. Journal of Regional Science, 41: 21 - 48.

Pendall R, Carruthers JI (2003) Does Density Exacerbate Income Segregation? Housing Policy Debate 14: 541 - 589.

Carruthers JI (2003) Growth at the Fringe: The Influence of Political Fragmentation in United States Metropolitan Areas, Papers in Regional Science 82: 472 - 499.

Carruthers JI, Ulfarsson GF (2003) Urban Sprawl and the Cost of Public Services. Environment and Planning B, 30: 503 - 522.

Carruthers JI (2002a) The Impact of State Growth Management Programs: A Comparative Analysis. Urban Studies 39: 1959 - 1982.

Carruthers JI (2002b) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Regulatory Growth Management Programs: An Analytical Framework. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 21: 406 - 420.

Carruthers JI, Ulfarsson, GF (2002) Fragmentation and Sprawl: Evidence from Interregional Analysis. Growth and Change, 33:312 - 340

Esparza AX, Carruthers JI (2000) Land Use Planning and Exurbanization in the Rural Mountain West: Evidence from Arizona. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 20: 26 - 39.

Edited Volumes

Carruthers JI (guest ed. - in progress) Annals of Regional Science. Special issue containing papers in honor of Gordon F. Mulligan - 13 papers. (These papers were presented in a series of specially organized sessions at the 2010 meetings of the Western Regional Science Association, in Sedona, AZ.)

Carruthers JI (guest ed. - in progress) Regional Science Policy and Practice, 3: June 2011 issue. Special issue focused on land use and urban form - 11 papers. (Several of these papers will be presented in a series of specially organized sessions at the 2010 North American Regional Science Council, in Denver, CO.)

Carruthers JI (guest ed.) Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 11: November 2009 issue. Special issue focused on United States immigration policy - 7 papers. (These papers were presented in a series of specially organized sessions at the 2008 meetings of the North American Regional Science Council, in Brooklyn, NY.)

Carruthers JI, Mundy B (eds.) (2006) Environmental Valuation: Interregional and Intraregional Perspectives. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Chapters in Books (* indicates student co-author)

Mulligan GF, Carruthers JI (forthcoming) Environmental Amenities and Regional Development: A Survey of Recent Research. In (eds.) Marans RW, Stimson R. Urban Quality of Life: Implications for Policy, Planning, and Research. Springer: New York, NY.

Carruthers JI, Lewis S,* Renner RN (2010) Population and Land Use. In (eds.) Solomon B, Warf B. Encyclopedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press. Pages 2,236 - 2,237.

Carruthers JI, Lewis S,* Renner RN (2010) Suburban Land Use. In (eds.) Solomon B, Warf B. Encyclopedia of Geography. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press. Pages 2,713 - 2,716.

Carruthers JI (2007) The Impact of State Growth Management Programs: A Comparative Analysis. In Priemus, H, Button, K, and Nijkamp, P (eds.) Classics in Urban Planning 6: Land Use Planning, pages 324 - 347. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK. (Reprint of Urban Studies 39: 1959 - 1982.)

Carruthers JI, Boarnet MG, McLaughlin RB* (2007) Growth Management and the Spatial Outcome of Regional Development in Florida, 1982 - 1997. In Connerly, C.E., and Chapin, T.S. (eds.) Evaluating Florida's Growth Management Approach, pages 101 - 118. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Carruthers JI, Mulligan GF (2006) Environmental Valuation: Connecting Theory, Evidence, and Public Policy. In Carruthers J.I. and Mundy, B. (eds.) Environmental Valuation: Interregional and Intraregional Perspectives, pages 3 - 23. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Mulligan GF, Carruthers JI, Cahill MEI (2004) Public Policy and Quality of Life. In Capello, R., Nijkamp, P. (eds.) Urban Dynamics and Growth, pages 729 - 800. Elsevier Science: Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Carruthers JI (2003) Land Use and Zoning. In. eds. Cristensen K, and Levinson C. Encyclopedia of Community: From the Village to the Virtual World, pages 833 - 837. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Press.

Working Papers (* indicates student co-author)

Lewis S,I Carruthers JI, Renner RN (2010) Evaluating Urban Growth Boundaries in Oregon and Washington Using Spatial Hazard Functions. Presented at the meetings of the North American Regional Science Association in Denver, CO, November 10 - 13, 2010.

Duncan NT, Waldorf BS, Carruthers JI (2010) Public and Assisted Housing as a Platform for Becoming a United States Citizen. Presented at the meetings of the North American Regional Science Association in Denver, CO, November 10 - 13, 2010.

Carruthers JI (2010) Urban Form and Public Finance: A Planning-oriented Survey and Research Agenda. (This paper is being prepared for inclusion in Weber R, Crane R, The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning, forthcoming from the Oxford University Press)

Carruthers JI, Clark DE (2010) The Benefits of Environmental Remediation: Evidence from Space-time Analysis. Presented at the meetings of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association in Washington DC, June 3 - 4, 2010 and the meetings of the Spatial Econometrics Association in Chicago, IL, June 9 - 12, 2010.

Carruthers JI, Vias AC (2010) Gordon F. Mulligan: A Literature Review. This paper is being prepared for inclusion in the Annals of Regional Science, special issue containing papers in honor of Gordon F. Mulligan.

Invited Conference Presentations

Meetings of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association (2010 mid-year)

Meetings of the Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning (1998 - 2002, 2004, 2006 - 2009)

Joint meetings of the Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Associated European Collegiate Schools of Planning (2008)

Meetings of the European Regional Science Association (2005 - 2007, 2009)

Meetings of the North American Regional Science Council (2001, 2003 - 2010)

Meetings of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (2001)

Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (2008) meetings of the Southern Regional Science Association (2007 - 2010)

Meetings of the Spatial Econometric Association (2008, 2010) and meetings of the Western Regional Science Association (1998, 2003, 2005, 2007 - 2010)

Colloquia and Other Invited Presentations

The American Way of Land Use: A Spatial Hazard Analysis of Changes Through Time - presented to the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design, University of California at Irvine, October 2009.

The Benefits of Environmental Remediation: A Spatial Econometric Analysis - presented to the School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, September 2009.

Coming Undone: A Spatial Hazard Analysis of Urban Form - presented to the Department of Economics, Marquette University, April 2009.

Bridging Academia and Planning Practice - invited participant in the 2009 Annual Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington, April 2009.

Valuing Environmental Quality: A Space-based Strategy - presented to the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University, March 2009

Does "Smart Growth" Matter to Public Finance? - presented to the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland, December 2006.

Growth Management and the Spatial Outcome of Regional Development in Florida. Presented at the DeVoe L. Moore Center for Critical Issues in Economic Policy and Government, Florida State University, January 2005.

Evaluating Growth Management Policies - presented the Department of Geography, University of Washington, April 2004.

Urban Form and Public Service Expenditures in United States Metropolitan Areas: A Nationwide Analysis - presented to the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection and the Environmental Law Society, Tucson, Arizona, September 2002.

Growth at the Fringe: The Influence of Political Fragmentation in United States Metropolitan Areas- presented the Department of Geography, University of Arizona, January 2002.

Affiliations

04/2007 - 01/2011 University of Maryland, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education

06/2003 - 12/2006 University of Washington, Department of Urban Design and Planning

Previous Work Experience

12/2005 - 1/2011 Economist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research

09/2005 - 12/2005 Visiting Research Fellow, University of Washington, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies

12/2004 - 9/2005 Director of Research, Greenfield Advisors, LLC

05/2003 - 12/2004 Senior Analyst, Mundy Associates, LLC (now Greenfield Advisors, LLC)

07/2001 - 05/2003 Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, School of Planning and Department of Geography and Regional Development

06/1999 - 07/2000 Instructor, University of Washington, Department of Urban Design and Planning

Professional Service

RSAI Council - Representing the Regional Science Association of the Americas (North America and South America) 2008 - 2011

Board of the Western Regional Science Association (this continuing appointment was conferred in 2010)

Editorial Board - Annals of Regional Science; Journal of the American Planning Association; Papers in Regional Science; Regional Science Policy and Practice; Review of Regional Studies

Referee - Agricultural Economics, Cities; Environment and Planning A; Environment and Planning B; Growth and Change; Housing Policy Debate; Housing Studies; International Regional Science Review; Italian Journal of Regional Science; Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management; Journal of the American Planning Association; Journal of Planning Education and Research; Journal of Planning Literature; Journal of Policy Analysis and Management; Journal of Regional Science; Journal of Statistical Software; Journal of Urban Affairs; Journal of Urban Economics; Landscape and Urban Planning; Land Use Policy; National Science Foundation - Program in Geography and Regional Science; Papers in Regional Science; Regional Science and Urban Economic; Review of Regional Studies; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Spatial Economic Analysis; United States Department of Agriculture - National Research Initiative; Urban Geography; Urban Studies.

Book Reviewer - Review of Regional Studies (Bluestone B, Stevenson MH, Williams R (2008) The Urban Experience: Economics, Society, and Public Policy, Oxford University Press, New York, NY.); Growth and Change (Sprawl: A Compact History, by Bruegmann R); Journal of the American Planning Association (Of States and Cities: The Partitioning of Urban Space, by Marcuse P and Van Kempen R eds. and Planning, Policy, and Politics: Smart Growth and the States, by DeGrove J); Papers in Regional Science (Promoting Local Growth: Process, Practice, and Policy, by Felsenstien D and Taylor M eds.); Journal of Regional Science (Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment, by Matthew Kahn); Regional Science and Urban Economics (The Homevoter Hypothesis: How Home Values Influence Local Government Taxation, School Finance, and Land-use Policies, by Fischel WA and The Information Economy and American Cities, by Drennan MP).

Organization Duties - Meetings of the Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning (2002); meetings of the European Regional Science Association (2006, 2007); meetings of the North American Regional Science Council (2003, 2005, 2008, 2010); meetings of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization (2001); meetings of the Western Regional Science Association (2002 - 2010).

Distinctions

2010 Appointed to the Board of the Western Regional Science Association (this continuing appointment begins in 2011)

2009 Elected to serve on the RSAI Council (2009 - 2011).

2007 Ulfarsson GF, Carruthers JI (2006) was nominated by the editors of Environment and Planning B for the 2007 AESOP Paper Prize, which honors the "best" paper published in a European planning journal during the preceding year

2003 Excellence in Teaching, University of Arizona, College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture.

2002 Recognized as an outstanding Faculty Mentor by the Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona.

2001 Faculty Medal, University of Washington, Department of Urban Design and Planning.

2000 Dissertation Fellowship, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.