Short Bio for Eben Fodor

Eben Fodor is a community planning consultant. His firm, Fodor & Associates, is based in Eugene, Oregon and does land use and growth management consulting, development impact analysis, and sustainable community planning.


He represents businesses, individuals and community groups and helps resolve land use and development conflicts. He has been one of the leading researchers on the impacts of urban growth and land development. He writes on growth and sustainability issues and speaks on these topics across the US.


He is the author of the popular book on managing growth, Better, Not Bigger – How To Take Control of Urban Growth and Improve Your Community. His research on the Relationship Between Growth and Prosperity in the 100 Largest U.S. Metropolitan Areas, was published in Economic Development Quarterly. He developed the Community Impact Model for fiscal impact analysis of land development.


Eben Fodor holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning, both from the University of Oregon. His graduate work focused in the areas of environmental economics, natural resource management and sustainability. He has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


He has been active in his community for many years and is a founder of two local public-interest, land use organizations: Friends of Eugene and LandWatch Lane County.