Profiles in "Housing, Neighborhoods, and Community Development" Expertise Area

  • Smith is an archaeologist who research interests include the Aztecs, Teotihuacan, ancient and modern cities (planning, neighborhoods, scaling), and transdisciplinary social science research.
  • Dandekar served as director and professor of ASU’s Department of Planning from 2002-2009. Her work focused on international development planning, planning methods, gender and environment and housing.
  • Dr. Chamberlain examines the geographic pattern of crime, including the spatial and temporal dynamics of neighborhood change, as well as mass incarceration, prisoner reentry and recidivism.
  • Wallace's research interests focus on policing, recidivism, crime and health, as well as neighborhoods and crime.
  • Ehlenz, a certified planner with AICP, focuses research on urban revitalization and community development, with specializations in the role of anchor institutions in urban places and mechanisms for building community wealth.
  • Lechuga-Peña's research examines parent engagement in low-income and subsidized housing neighborhoods and the barriers and facilitators Latinx youth experience in their educational outcomes.
  • Glegziabher is the Director for Inclusion & Community Engagement at SHESC.