Renia Ehrenfeucht, Ph.D.

LMHA Professorship in CUPA

Renia Ehrenfeucht, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair in the Planning and Urban Studies department. Dr. Ehrenfeucht holds the LMHA Professorship in CUPA. Her research investigates the various ways that environments shape urban life and residents shape urban landscapes. In post-Katrina New Orleans, she has examined rental housing recovery, the planning processes, and how different stakeholders responded to disaster recovery. Participating in the post-Katrina planning processes shifted Dr. Ehrenfeucht’s focus to shrinking cities and how cities respond to decades-long population loss. She has also worked on numerous research projects on public space politics and use. Her co-authored book Sidewalks: Conflict and Negotiation in Public Space was published by the MIT Press in 2009. She has articles published in Urban Studies, the Journal of Planning Practice & Research, the Journal of Urban Design, the Journal of Planning History, the Journal of Historical Geography and Environment and Planning A.