Ph.D., 2016, University of California, Los Angeles
C.J. Gabbe is an urban planner and assistant professor in ESS. C.J.’s research focuses on issues connected to climate change mitigation and housing affordability. He is particularly interested in the political economy of urban land use regulations, and the effects of planning interventions on housing markets. Most of C.J.’s research is focused on the metropolitan areas of the western United States. He teaches courses related to sustainable urban planning, environmental policy, and geographic information systems (GIS).
C.J. has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA (2016), a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington (2006), and a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon (2001). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and has more than 10 years of professional experience in planning and public policy.
ENVS 101: Capstone Seminar
ENVS 116: Introduction to GIS
ENVS 122: Environmental Politics and Policy
ENVS 128: Sustainable Urban Planning
Refereed journal articles
Gabbe, C. J. (2017). How do developers respond to land use regulations? An analysis of new housing in Los Angeles. Housing Policy Debate. Advance online publication.
Gabbe, C. J., (2017). Why are regulations changed? A parcel analysis of upzoning in Los Angeles. Journal of Planning Education and Research. Advance online publication.
Gabbe, C. J., & Pierce, G. (2017). Hidden costs and deadweight losses: Bundled parking and residential rents in the metropolitan United States. Housing Policy Debate, 27(2), 219–229.
Lens, M. C., & Gabbe, C. J. (2016). Employment proximity and outcomes for Moving to Opportunity families. Journal of Urban Affairs. Advance online publication.
Gabbe, C. J. (2015). Looking through the lens of size: Land use regulations and micro-apartments in San Francisco. Cityscape, 17(2).
Book chapters, policy reports, and other publications
Gabbe, C. J. (2018). What are the real constraints on housing production? UCLA Economic Letter. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
Gabbe, C. J., & Pierce, G. (2017). The hidden cost of bundled parking. Access,51(Spring).
Gabbe, C. J., & Pierce, G. (2017). Low-income renters pay a high price for parking requirements. UCLA Economic Letter. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
Gabbe, C. J. (2017). Planning and zoning for growth: A few lessons from Los Angeles.
Gabbe, C. J. (2016). Where residential density is allowed - and isn't - in Los Angeles: A fresh look at zoning changes. UCLA Economic Letter. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate.
Chatman, D. G., Rayle, L., Gabbe, C. J., Plowman, J., Sohn, P., Crane, R., & Crane, R. (2016). Analyzing the economic benefits and costs of smart growth. Sacramento, CA: California Air Resources Board.
Holway, J., Gabbe, C. J., Hebbert, F., Lally, J., Matthews, R., & Quay, R. (2012). Opening access to scenario planning tools. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Fregonese, J., & Gabbe, C. J. (2011). Engaging the public and communicating successfully in regional planning. In E. Seltzer & A. Carbonell (Eds.), Regional planning in America. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Fregonese, J., & Gabbe, C. J. (2009). Envision Tomorrow: Using prototype buildings and scenario modeling to measure carbon footprint. In P.M. Condon, D. Cavens & N. Miller (Eds.), Urban planning tools for climate change mitigation. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.