Arthur C. Nelson

Arthur C. Nelson, FAICP, is Presidential Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, where he is also the founding director of the Metropolitan Research Center, adjunct professor of finance in the David Eccles School of Business, and the founding codirector of the Master’s of Real Estate Development program.

Nelson has conducted pioneering research in smart growth, public facility finance, economic development, and metropolitan development patterns. He has written many articles and books, including Growth Management Principles and Practices (with James B. Duncan), Urban Containment in the United States (with Casey J. Dawkins), and Planner’s Estimating Guide.