PhD (urban and regional planning), University of Maryland
College Park (2011)
MPP (environmental policy), University of Maryland
College Park (2008)
BA (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
- Introduction to City Planning
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
Margerum R., Lewis, R., Dobrinich, S. (2019) Collaborative metropolitan governance: An evaluation of local adoption in Denver. Cities 93: 136-144.
DiNatale, S., Lewis, R. & Parker, R. (2018) Short-Term Rentals in Small Cities in Oregon: Impacts and Regulations. Land Use Policy 79: 407-423.
Lewis, R., Zako, R., Biddle, A., & Isbell, R. (2018). Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation and Land Use: Lessons from West Coast States. Journal of Transport and Land Use 11(1).
Lewis, R., Zou, Zhenpeng, Parker, R., Hovekamp, W., McGowen, M., & Sherrard, R. (2018). The Effect of Land Annexation Policy on Housing Values and Land Supply in Oregon Cities. Growth and Change 49(2): 286-313
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
Clark, B. & Lewis, R. (2018.) Future Transport and City Budgets: Getting Bottom-Line Savvy In An Uncertain Future. In W. Riggs, Toward Just and Sustainable Mobilities: Driverless Cars, Transport Innovation and the City of Tomorrow. Routledge.
Lewis, R. (2013). Delaware’s Quiet Emergence into Innovative State Planning. In G.J. Knaap, A. Carbonell. & Z. Nedovic-Budic (Eds.) Planning for States and Nation-States. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 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., Parker, R., & *Hall, R. (2018). Oregon’s Housing Affordability Crisis: Results of a Statewide Survey of Oregon Cities. Eugene, OR: Institute for Policy Research and Engagement.
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. & 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.