LPI pays tribute to former MSU professor the late Raleigh Barlow: releases final book he co-authored

The recently published Land Resource Management: Economic Foundations and New Directions is a capstone, the final work of eminent economist, scholar and former Michigan State University (MSU) Professor, the late Raleigh Barlowe.

Raleigh Barlowe, PhD

Releases Final Book He Co-Authored on Land Resource Management and the New Economy

The recently published Land Resource Management: Economic Foundations and New Directions is a capstone, the final work of eminent economist, scholar and former Michigan State University (MSU) Professor, the late Raleigh Barlowe, Phd, who died at age 98 on May 18, 2013. A previous work of his, Land Resource Economics, was a definitive textbook on the subject and ran through four editions (first edition 1958 through fourth edition 1986). It was translated into Spanish, Chinese and Korean, and the publisher (Prentice Hall) reported that at one time the text was in use at 78 colleges or universities. In his professional career, Professor Barlowe became a global leader in the field of land resource management and had a profound impact on theory and practice at all levels.

Professor Raleigh Barlowe earned an undergraduate degree in history (Utah State Agricultural College), a master's degree in political science (American University) and a doctorate in economics (University of Wisconsin). Following graduation, he worked as a research analyst in land resource problems prior to becoming a faculty member at MSU.

Professor Barlowe had a long and illustrious career at MSU, joining the faculty in 1948 when the University was still known as Michigan State College. Over his 37-year career at MSU, he chaired the Department of Resource Development for more than 12 1/2 years (now the Department of Community Sustainability in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources). During his tenure, Professor Barlowe mentored countless graduate students and published more than 250 articles that have influenced land resource planners worldwide.

In addition to his publications in the field of Land Resource Management, he authored several works of historical fiction: "Fain Would I Climb," "The Blackening of Richard III," "Saint's Second Season," "The Kingmaker," "Campbell's Came," "Mayflower Maid" and "To Steal a Crown." "Global Warming," published in 2010, imagines a much warmer world more than 200 years in the future. In his last book, Land Resource Management, Professor Barlowe shares a lifetime of experience and teams with two co-authors--Soji Adelaja, PhD, the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy at MSU, and Founder and former Director of the Land Policy Institute; and Paul Babladelis, PhD, who also helped coordinate this project--to invite citizens, leaders and planners to explore new ways of thinking about land in the New Economy.

The MSU Land Policy Institute (LPI) is proud to have assisted in the completion and publication of this book. It is only available electronically on our website.

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