"I applied for the opportunity to research the impact of land use regulations on the character of cities. I hope to learn more about the economics of zoning controls, and ultimately why American cities are shaped the way they are. I hope to relate what I learn from this project to concepts I'll learn from my classes on urban planning."
Economic and social effects of suburban sprawl, the causes of suburbanization, and the effectiveness of current policy tools used to curtail suburbanization.
Academic and Other Awards
- UF Libertarians
- University Economics Society
Hobbies and Interests
- Cycling, tennis, and sailing.
A Microeconomic Analysis of Real Estate Markets and the Urban Form of Cities: a Survey of Suburbanization and Inner City Decay in the United States.
Over the past few decades in the United States, the urban form in which most people live has drastically changed. As the 20th century pushed forward, Americans pushed the boundaries of their urban areas outward in a new type of development pattern: automobile-dependent suburban sprawl. Housing subdivisions, shopping malls, office parks and highways have become the status quo for urban development in much of the country, with little question as to why this style has become so prevalent. I hope to determine the economic influences responsible for encouraging this change in urban form.