The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development has contributed to the Land Use debate by publishing the following books:

  • Agricultural Transformation and Land Use in Central and Eastern Europe, Edited by Stephan J. Goetz, Tanja Jaksch and Rosemarie Siebert
  • Land Use Problems and Conflicts, Edited by Stephan J. Goetz, James S. Shortle and John C. Bergstrom (available at
  • New Perspectives on Agri-Environmental Policies, Edited by Stephan J. Goetz and Floor Brouwer

In addition, center staff have authored or co-authored the following papers:

Natural Amenities and Rural Development: The Role of Land-Based Policies

by David A. Fleming, David A. McGranahan and Stephan J. Goetz. June 2009.

Improving Public Policy Surrounding Land Use Changes

by Goetz, S.J., (2008) Editor

The Economic Case for State Land Use Decision-Making


by Goetz, Stephan J., Special Issue, Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, 37(1): 20-24. (2007)

Land Use Problems and Conflicts in the U.S., A Comprehensive Research Agenda For the 21st Century

by Stephan J. Goetz et al, May 2002.