Center Director, Professor
Land Use Specialist
Haines is a professor in the College of Natural Resources at the
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and a land use and community
development specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
Haines received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in
the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
research and teaching focuses on planning and community development
from a natural resources or environmental perspective. Her research has
focused on factors that influenced land division in amenity-rich areas
of Wisconsin, understanding how zoning codes affect future build out
scenarios, sustainable zoning, and local food clusters. Her extension
work has focused on comprehensive planning and planning implementation
tools and techniques, sustainable communities, and property rights
issues. She co-chaired an effort to create a sustainable communities
course through the North Central Extension Region and Foundation of