MURP Program Director & Associate Professor

Email: elinkous@usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-7982
Office: SOC 009

Curriculum Vitae
Appointed to Hillsborough County Planning Commission

Specialty Areas:
Land Use Policy & Law
Growth Management
Agriculture & Food Systems Planning
Rural & Exurban Planning

Courses Taught:
PAD 6355: Urban Growth Management
URP 6100: Planning Theory & History
URP 6316: Land Use Planning
URP 6444: Global & Community Food Systems
URP 6930: Planning & Public Finance

Evangeline Linkous is Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of South Florida, where she directs the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program. Her research is broadly concerned with land use planning and growth management. She focuses on issues related to fiscal and legal instruments in land policy with an emphasis on market-based tools, institutional issues in land governance, the urban/rural interface, agricultural land policy, and land use and transportation. Dr. Linkous’ research has been supported by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and published in journals including the Journal of the American Planning Association, Land Use Policy, and Urban Affairs Review.  Dr. Linkous has previously worked in planning and community outreach for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, URS (now AECOM), Sarasota County, and the University of Florida. She holds a PhD (2012) and Master (2004) degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in English from New College of Florida.

Recent Publications:
Linkous, E. (2019). A political ecology of exurbia in the Sunbelt: Lessons from an award-winning, "unworkable" plan. Urban Affairs Review, 55(4): 1175-1217. Featured in Ewing, R. (2018). Research you can use. Planning, 84(2): 38-39.

Linkous, E. (2019). Rural zoning: Land use policy in a contested and neglected landscape. In Sclar, E., Baird-Zars, B., Ames Fischer, L., & Stahl, V. (Eds.), Zoning: A Guide for 21st-Century Planning (pp.55-80). New York: Routledge.

Linkous, E., Laurian, L., & Neely, S. (2019). Why do counties adopt transfer of development rights programs? Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 62(13): 2352-2374.