STEPHANIE GERRETSEN

PhD Candidate

sgerrets@umich.edu
734.647.3052

Observatory Lodge Rm 3135
1402 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

ABOUT STEPHANIE

Stephanie Gerretsen is a Sports Management doctoral candidate and an affiliate of Dr. Rosentraub’s Center for Sport & Policy. Her research interests combine the fields of sports management and urban planning; and her work brings together an understanding of the business of sports with insights into how sports facilities function as important spatial elements in their host cities. Stephanie’s dissertation examines claims that major league sports facilities are successful urban development catalysts by measuring and mapping changes in development patterns in the vicinity of 26 major league arenas between 1990 and 2015. As cities increasingly look to sports and entertainment districts as a key element in their urban development strategy, this research may help explain the rationale for public investment in major league sports facilities by bringing the urban development perspective into the sports facility discourse. The findings of her study will inform the ongoing debate over the financing and planning for sports facilities at varying scales, from the minor leagues to the Olympic Games. Stephanie has a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning with a concentration in Global and Comparative Planning and a Masters of Sports Management from the University of Michigan. Stephanie graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego in Biological Anthropology and International Relations in 2012.

PUBLICATIONS

THE JOBS ARE BACK, BUT WHERE? IMPLICATIONS FOR HOW BEST TO PAY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES

David Swindell, Stephanie Gerretsen, and Mark S. Rosentraub

Abstract coming soon!

TOWARDS A THEORY OF SPORTS ANCHORED DEVELOPMENT FOR REAL ECONOMIC CHANGE

Stephanie Gerretsen and Mark S. Rosentraub (2015)

Abstract coming soon!

THE FINANCING AND DESIGN OF SPORTS VENUES, AND THE USE OF PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Stephanie Gerretsen and Gidon Jakar

Abstract coming soon!