Dr. Ehrenfeucht seeks to understand ordinary landscapes and that daily ways that
diverse urban residents live together. She currently conducts research in two areas. The
first area is the production and meaning of public space and the specificity of
sidewalks. This includes the politics of public space use and design as well as how
institutions governing shared space including the built form, municipal ordinances and
social norms interact. Another component of this work is the collective dimensions of
private property and how public and parochial spaces shape property relations. Her second
area of research is shrinking cities or cities that face sustained population loss. The
strands of this area include how planning processes function in the face of population
loss, how cities address excess land, and how residents respond to their changing
environments. 

For four years, Dr. Ehrenfeucht worked in land use planning in Washington State. 

Planning and Urban Studies

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Art, public spaces and private property along the streets in New Orleans, Urban Geography (2014)

In this article, I investigate how and why a street art controversy that emerged in...

 

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Young Professionals as Ambivalent Change Agents in New Orleans after the 2005 hurricanes (with Marla Nelson), Urban Studies (2013)

After the 2005 hurricanes, newcomers arrived in New Orleans to help rebuild the city. The...

 

Recovery in a Shrinking City: Challenges to ‘Rightsizing’ Post-Katrina New Orleans (with Marla Nelson), The City after Abandonment (2012)
 

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Young professionals as ambivalent change agents in New Orleans after the 2005 hurricanes (with Marla Nelson), Urban Studies (2012)

After the 2005 hurricanes, newcomers arrived in New Orleans to help rebuild the city. The...

 

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Planning, Population Loss and Equity in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina (with Marla Nelson), Planning Practice and Research (2011)

Shrinking, slow-growth and fast-growth cities have different opportunities and constraints. This paper uses New Orleans...

 

Public Space

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Art, public spaces and private property along the streets in New Orleans, Urban Geography (2014)

In this article, I investigate how and why a street art controversy that emerged in...

 

The irreconcilable tension between dwelling in public and the regulatory state (with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris), The Informal American City: Beyond Day Labor and Taco Trucks (2014)
 

This is my front yard!” Claims and informal property rights on sidewalks (with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris), The Informal American City: Beyond Day Labor and Taco Trucks (2014)