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Linkous 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. 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. 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.
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Presents a case study of exurban political ecology in Sarasota to provide insight into the derailment of a promising strategy for managing exurban growth.
Explores the design and orientation of Florida’s emergent rural TDR programs. Argues that these programs restructure TDR primarily as an incentive rather than its theoretical function of enabling a market in support of managed growth.
Discusses what TDR approaches are used in Florida, and 2) which approaches effectively help communities manage growth? Identifies three distinct TDR approaches, corresponding to different stages in Florida's growth management policies. Reflects Florida's early growth management policies by facilitating rural-to-urban transfers; they have had limited impact.