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Congratulations to Andy Krause, Ph.D.!

The Runstad Center is pleased to announce that we have a newly-minted PhD student!

Andy Krause, Ph.D.
Andy Krause, Ph.D.

Andy earned his degree through the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Urban Design & Planning, advised by Runstad Center faculty member Christopher Bitter.  Andy’s dissertation work focused on the policy and market context for urban intensification within the City of Seattle.  More specifically, he developed a toolbox-type planning support system to measure parcel-level land use change within the city.  Using data from this model, he then analyzed housing growth within the City’s Urban Villages and conducted a statistical analysis of the determinants of low-rise redevelopment over the 2003 to 2012 period.  Overall findings suggest that: 1) the City’s Urban Villages have been meeting growth targets; and 2) the low-rise redevelopment process in Seattle is driven primarily by factors influencing profitability and that the importance of certain factors – such as lot size and nearby redevelopment activity – varies over both space and time.

In the near future, Andy will be splitting time between on-going research projects at the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies and his continued consulting work with Greenfield Advisors, a Seattle-based valuation firm.  He can be reached at

Congratulations, Dr. Krause!