Research and Publications

Through various grants and service contracts, the CLUS has conducted research on a variety of topics related to land use and sustainability. Review publications related to this work by our scientists and students.

Recent Publications

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Economic Impact Assessment of the Proposed Cumberland Valley Rail with Trail from Shippensburg to Chambersburg
Dr. Claire Jantz, Jack Knowels-Kellett, and Kyle Myers, July 2023

Assessment and Analysis of Housing Quality and Policies in Rural Pennsylvania
Dr. Ying Yang, Dr. Claire Jantz, and Antonia Price, September 2022

A Database of PurpleAir Particulate Matter Data for South Central Pennsylvania
Dr. Timothy W. Hawkins and Kelsey Bortner, August 2022

Faculty Research and Publications

Assessment and Analysis of Housing Quality and Policies in Rural Pennsylvania

Dr. Ying Yang, Dr. Claire Jantz, Antonia Price, September 2022

Housing Assessment for Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Dr. George Pomeroy, Dr. Edward Schick, Dr. Claire Jantz, June 2022

Kittatinny Ridge: Market Analysis, Behaviors & Attitudes

Dr. Kurt Fuellhart, Dr. Claire Jantz, Sarah Thompson, April 2021

Housing Affordability in Cumberland County

Dr. Claire Jantz, July 2020

Meteorologic, Hydrologic, and Geographic Characterization of Historic Floods in the Delaware River Basin

Dr. Christopher Woltemade, Middle States Geographer Volume 49, 2016

The Economic Impact of Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Drs. Kurt Fuellhart & George Pomeroy, Spring 2016
Visit the FCADC website for previous studies related to the Letterkenny Army Depot.

A Case for Crafty Beer Names: Bottling the Cultural Image of Pennsylvania's Breweries

Dr. Alison Feeney, Middle States Geographer Volume 48, 2015

Fiscal Impact Analysis for Antrim Township

Dr. Chad Kimmel, October 2006

Warehousing and Transportation Studies

A selection of studies related to warehousing and transportation in South Central Pennsylvania.

Student Research Projects


Study of Solar Panel Canopies over Parking Lots on Shippensburg University's Campus

by Nicole Hallahan, May 2020 (Dr. Russ Hedberg)

Antrim Township Solar Infrastructure Assessment

by Cameron Weiser, August 2019 (Dr. Claire Jantz)

Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Audit for the Borough of Chambersburg

by Anastasia Fritchey & Carla Johns, Spring 2017 (Dr. Claire Jantz)

Weather Influences on Carlisle's Air Quality

by Lisa Rundall, 2010 (Dr. Tim Hawkins)

A Community Build-Out Analysis of South Middleton Township

by Ricky Stones, February 2010 (Dr. George Pomeroy)

A Community Build-Out Analysis of Monroe Township

by Kim Kalaha, July 2009 (Dr. George Pomeroy)

A Community Build-Out Analysis of Dickinson Township

by Danielle Bowers, September 2009 (Dr. George Pomeroy)

The Center for Land Use and Sustainability is involved in a variety of Student and Research Projects related to land use.