Meagan Ehlenz, MUP
Doctoral student, City & Regional Planning department, University of Pennsylvania
Prior to pursuing her PhD, Meagan Ehlenz was a planning consultant focused on neighborhood revitalization and stablization, comprehensive planning, and public participation in Southeastern Wisconsin. As a consultant, she worked with a wide range of communities in the Midwest and dealt with issues from neighborhood identity to zoning and regional planning. Ms. Ehlenz also has experience as a Long Range Senior Planner for the City of Milwaukee, where she worked closely with neighborhoods to develop comprehensive neighborhood plans. Currently, Ms. Ehlenz is working on her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania with a general interest in neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing. Specifically, she is interested in the shared equity homeownership model and its capacity for subsidy retention and wealth-building within a community. Additionally, she will be conducting a Network-sponsored research project to examine limited equity housing cooperatives developed by community land trusts.