Assistant Professor of Urban & Regional Planning
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2012
Professor Greenlee’s interests lie primarily in the areas of housing policy, community development, and social equity in planning. His research focuses on the translation of federal, state, and local policies into on-the-ground practices. His recent research examines the residential location choices of low-income households participating in the Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. Other recent research has examined the nature of housing market changes around military bases, and the distribution of spending within tax increment financing districts in Chicago. This research tends to combine GIS data visualization and spatial analysis with qualitative interview data.
UP494-AG Planning Without Growth
This course focuses on understanding the ways in which growth in its many forms underlies planning and related urban theories. This seminar goes on to ask the question of how communities that are not growing should respond. This course involves engagement not only within the classroon, but also involves collaborative engagement with the Old King's Orchard Community Center in Decatur, IL.
UP473: Housing and Urban Policy Planning
UP505: Urban and Regional Analysis and UP508: Survey Design and Analysis (students must register for both 8-week courses)
UP597: Workshop in Urban Environmental Equity (with Professor Bethany Cutts, NRES)
Greenlee received his Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. He also holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s degree in English and Sociology from Grinnell College. Andrew has worked for the Nathalie P. Voorhees Center at UIC, the City of Chicago, and the Chicago Rehab Network.
Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
611 Taft Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Capstones and Theses Advised
Rachel Phillips: "Neighborhood Sustainability: A Case Study of Redevelopment in Bristol Place" Poster (PDF) / Capstone (PDF)
Abigail Belford: "Unity is a Weapon of the Poor: Nairobi Slum Dwellers Cooperatively Save for Housing Developments" Poster (PDF) / Capstone (PDF)
Heidy Valenzuela (Co-advised with Stacy Harwood): "Evaluating The Chicago Housing Authory's 'Plan for Transformation': A Case Study of the Redevelopment of the Julia C. Lathrop Homes" Capstone (PDF)
Current Research Areas
Residential Mobility and Neighborhood Change
This research focuses on the residential mobility and neighborhood choices of low-income households participating in the Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program. This work incorporates multiple perspectives on mobility including tenants who have made moves, landlords renting to voucher households, and housing authority program administrators
Household and Community Impacts of Foreclosure
This research connects national and global patterns of access to capital back to community-level impacts of foreclosures on individual households and neighborhoods. At present, this work involves the development and evaluation of a local foreclosure remediation program in Champaign County, IL. This work also examines the household-level impacts of foreclosure mitigation resources on the residential relocation decisions of impacted households.
Planning Education and Pedagogy
Do schools teach what planners do? This research examines the relationship between what professional urban planning programs teach students and the demand for these skills from planning employers. This work also examines the motivations for entering the profession on the part of graduate-level planning students.
Shrinking Cities and Regions
This research examines local responses to population loss within several Central Illinois cities in order to develop a cross-sectional portrait of planning and governance under population change.
Greenlee, Andrew J. 2011. A different lens: administrative perspectives on portability in Illinois' Housing Choice Voucher Program. Housing Policy Debate.
Greenlee, Andrew, Janet Smith, Sharon Legenza, and Katherine E. Walz. 2011. Moving or Moving Up? Understanding Residential Mobility for Housing Choice Voucher Families in Illinois. Clearinghouse Review. May/June 2011.
Greenlee, Andrew J. "Can Choice and Opportunity Co-Exist in the Housing Choice Voucher Program?" In Progress.
Greenlee, Andrew J. "Landlord Perspectives on the Housing Choice Voucher Program." In Progress.