Rebecca Lewis

Assistant Professor
Planning, Public Policy and Management
Phone: 541-346-4432
Office: 132 Hendricks Hall

Education

Ph.D. (urban and regional planning), University of Maryland
     College Park (2011)
M.P.P. (environmental policy), University of Maryland
     College Park (2008)
B.A. (political science), University of Kentucky (2006)

Summary of Interests

  • Land Use Policy
  • Growth Management
  • Urban Form
  • Housing Affordability in Rural Oregon
  • Transportation Planning and Finance

Courses and Seminars

  • Growth Management
  • Public Budget Administration
  • Research Skills
  • Research Design
  • Professional Project Colloquium
  • Introduction to City Planning

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lewis, R., Zou, Zhenpeng, Parker, R., Hovekamp, W., McGowen, M., & Sherrard, R. 2017. The Effect of Land Annexation Policy on Housing Values and Land Supply in Oregon Cities.  Growth and Change. Forthcoming.

Moeckel, R. & Lewis, R. (2017). Two Decades of Smart Growth in Maryland (USA): Impact Assessment and Future Directions of a National Leader.  Urban, Planning and Transport Research 5(1): 22-37. 

Lewis, R. (2012). The Determinants of Rehabilitation and Redevelopment in Baltimore City. Regional Science Practice and Policy 4(4): 335-354.

Lewis, R. & Knaap, G-J. (2012). Institutional Structures for State Growth Management: An Examination of State Development Plans. State and Local Government Review,44(1):1-12.

Lewis, R & Knaap, G-J. (2012). Targeting Spending for Land Conservation: An Evaluation of Maryland's Rural Legacy Program. Journal of the American Planning Association, 78(1): 34-52.

Kaza, N., Knaap, G-J., Knaap, I. & Lewis, R. (2011). Peak Oil, Urban Form, and Public Health: Exploring the Connections. American Journal of Public Health, 101(9): 1598-1606.

Lewis, R., Knaap, G-J. & Sohn, J. (2009). Managing Growth with Priority Funding Areas: A Good Idea Whose Time Has Yet to Come. Journal of the American Planning Association, 75(4): 457–478.

Selected Book Chapters 

Lewis, R. (2013). Small Wonder: Delaware’s Quiet Emergence into Innovative State Planning. In G.J. Knaap, A. Carbonell. & Z. Nedovic-Budic (Eds.) Planning for States and Nation/States: A TransAtlantic Exploration. (tentative title) Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 

Towe, C., Lewis, R., & Lynch, L. (2013) Using Quasi-experimental Methods to Evaluate Land Policies: Application to Maryland’s Priority Funding Legislation. In Joshua Duke and Junjie Wu (Eds.) Handbook of Land Economics. Oxford Press.

Knaap, G.J., & Lewis, R. (2011). Metropolitan Planning for Sustainability and the Hegemony of Metropolitan Regionalism. In E. Seltzer & A. Carbonell (Eds.) Regional Planning in America: Practice and Prospect. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Knaap, G-J., & Lewis, R. (2009). Growth Patterns and Trends. In G. K. Ingram, A. Carbonell, Y-H. Hong, & A. Flint (Eds.) Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Knaap, G-J., & Lewis, R. (2009). Maryland Case Study. In G. K. Ingram, A. Carbonell, Y-H. Hong, & A. Flint (Eds.) Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs and Outcomes. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Selected Professional Reports

Lewis, R, Newburn, D., Zlevor, K., Knaap, G.  (2017). Chesapeake Bay Trust: Conservation Land-Use Policy Toolkit. National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education: College Park, MD.

Zako, R., & Lewis, R, (2017). Effectiveness of Transportation Funding Mechanisms for Achieving National, State, and Metropolitan Economic, Health, and Other Livability Goals.   Portland, OR: National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

Margerum, R., Lewis, R., Bartholomew, K., Parker, R., & Dobrinich, S. (2017) Metropolitan Centers: Evaluating Local Implementation of Regional Plans and Policies.  Portland, OR: National Institute for Transportation and Communities. 

Parker, R. & Lewis, R. (2016). HB 4079 Analysis: Housing Supply and Demographics.  Prepared for: HB 4079 Rulemaking Advisory Committee, Department of Land Conservation & Development. Community Service Center: Eugene, OR.

Lewis, R. & Zako, R. (2016) Assessing State Level Governance around Transportation, Land Use & Climate Change Planning.  Portland, OR: National Institute for Transportation and Communities.

Parker, R., Lewis, R, Moore, T. & Kato, K. (2015) Analysis of Land Use Efficiency in Oregon Cities: A Report to the HB 2254 Rulemaking Committee.  Prepared for: HB 2254 Rulemaking Advisory Committee,  Department of Land Conservation & Development. Community Service Center: Eugene, OR.

Knaap, G-J., Moore, T., & Lewis, R. (2010). Employment Capacity in Transit Station Areas in Maryland. A report to the Maryland Department of Transportation.  National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education: College Park, MD.

Knaap, G-J. & Lewis, R. (2007). State Agency Spending Under Maryland’s Smart Growth Areas Act: Who’s Tracking, Who’s Spending, How Much, and Where? National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education: College Park, MD.