Interim Chair and Associate Professor
An environmental lawyer, Professor Bartholomew received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon and worked for ten years as a staff attorney for 1000 Friends of Oregon, a community development and land use planning advocacy organization in Portland. While at 1000 Friends, Professor Bartholomew was the director of “Making the Land Use, Transportation, Air Quality Connection” (LUTRAQ), a nationally recognized research program examining the interactive effects of community development patterns and travel behavioral patterns. Professor Bartholomew is also the former associate director of the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the U of U’s S.J. Quinney College of Law.
Professor Bartholomew’s current primary research focus is assessing the extent and nature of land use–transportation scenario planning in U.S. metropolitan areas. Professor Bartholomew’s other research work is focused on accessibility based transportation planning processes, legal issues inherent in transit-oriented development, public participation in transit facility design, the use of expert panels in transportation analysis, and the use of values-based communications in planning and urban design processes.
Professor Bartholomew teaches courses in planning law and honors-level introductory planning and architecture. Professor Bartholomew is a member of Oregon State Bar and the American Planning Association and is a Trustee for the Utah Transit Authority.