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Meagan Ehlenz

Meagan Ehlenz

Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Meagan.Ehlenz@asu.edu

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Dr. Ehlenz is an assistant professor at Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Her major fields of study include urban revitalization and community development, with specializations in the roles of anchor institutions in urban places and mechanisms for building community wealth. She is particularly interested in exploring urban policies that support community stability and sustainability. Prior to joining ASU's faculty, Dr. Ehlenz was a Research Associate at the Penn Institute for Urban Research. In this capacity, she developed a set of case studies for Penn IUR's Anchor Institution Roundtable (PRAI), The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization and Innovation. She was also a Lincoln Institute of Land Policy C. Lowell Harriss dissertation fellow. Previously, Ehlenz worked as a planning consultant in Southeastern Wisconsin and as a senior planner for the City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development.

Education

  • PhD, City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • MUP, Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007
  • BA, Communication and the Arts; Environmental Design, Spanish, University of Wisonsin-Green Bay, 2003

Expertise

Journal Articles

2016

Ehlenz, M. M. 2016. Neighborhood revitalization and the anchor institution: Assessing the impact of the University of Pennsylvania's West Philadelphia Initiatives on University City. Urban Affairs Review 52(5):714-756. DOI: 10.1177/1078087415601220. (link )

2014

Ehlenz, M. M. 2014. Managing the land access paradox in the urbanizing world. Critical Housing Analysis 1(1):17-25. DOI: 10.13060/23362839.2014.1.1.26. (link )

Reports

2017

Larson, K., R. Andrade, A. York, D. Childers, P. Coseo, S. Earl, M. Ehlenz, N. Grimm, S. Hall, S. Harlan, D. Hondula, S. Lerman, D. Pfeiffer, J. Ripplinger, V. K. Smith, P. Warren, M. Watkins, D. White, S. Wittlinger, M. Wright and A. Wutich. 2017. The Phoenix Area Social Survey IV: Linking Social and Biophysical Dynamics in Urban Neighborhoods. (link )

Pfeiffer, D., G. Pearthree and M. M. Ehlenz. 2017. Cementing Millennials Downtown: Expressions and Impacts. Kinder Institute of Urban Research. (link )

2014

Ehlenz, M. M., E. L. Birch and B. Agness. 2014. The Power of Eds & Meds: Urban Universities Investing in Neighborhood Revitalization & Innovation Districts. University of Pennsylvania. (link )

Working Papers

2014

Ehlenz, M. M. 2014. Community land trusts and limited equity cooperatives: A marriage of affordable homeownership models?. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (link )