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Meagan Ehlenz

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Lincoln Center Affiliated Faculty
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Biography: 

Meagan Ehlenz is an assistant professor at Arizona State University's School of Geography and Urban Planning. Her major fields of study include urban revitalization and community development, with specializations in the role of anchor institutions in urban places and mechanisms for building community wealth.

Prior to joining ASU's faculty, 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. 

Ehlenz is a a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).  

Education: 
  • Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.U.P. Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A. Environmental Design, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Research Interests: 

Community development, anchor institutions, urban revitalization, community wealth building, shared equity models

Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 493Honors Thesis
PUP 580Practicum
PUP 593Applied Project
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 492Honors Directed Study
PUP 520Plan Practice, Ethics & Proces
PUP 593Applied Project
PUP 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 493Honors Thesis
PUP 580Practicum
PUP 593Applied Project
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 452Ethics and Theory in Planning
PUP 492Honors Directed Study
PUP 520Plan Practice, Ethics & Proces
PUP 593Applied Project
PUP 599Thesis
PUP 690Reading and Conference
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 452Ethics and Theory in Planning
PUP 520Plan Practice, Ethics & Proces
PUP 593Applied Project
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 593Applied Project
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 520Plan Practice, Ethics & Proces
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 452Ethics and Theory in Planning
PUP 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PUP 452Ethics and Theory in Planning
PUP 501Planning History and Theory
PUP 520Plan Practice, Ethics & Proces
PUP 590Reading and Conference
PUP 599Thesis