Arthur C. Nelson, FAICP

Arthur C. Nelson is honored for: scholarship that relates land economics and development costs to planning and land-use regulation; pioneering research into smart and public finance; academic leadership creating new planning programs, degrees, and research centers; nationally-recognized professional education initiatives; and expert testimony establishing key planning case law nationally and in several states. As the author of several leading textbooks and with more than 300 scholarly and professional publications, many receiving national and international distinction, no one has contributed more to planners' understanding of development economics, impacts of development, and growth management theory and practice than Dr. Nelson. Inducted 2000.