Christopher Auffrey

Christopher Auffrey , PhD



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Professional Summary

Christopher Auffrey, PhD, Professor of Planning
School of Planning, College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
University of Cincinnati
6106 DAAP
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
Phone: (513) 556-0579, Fax: (513) 556-1274, E-mail:

Research Support

Grant: #X-83042101 Investigators:Auffrey, Christopher 07-01-2002 -12-31-2007 Environmental Protection Agency Giving Rigor to Sustainable Development Role:PI $9,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #CHMC 474 Investigators:Auffrey, Christopher 06-01-2005 -05-31-2010 National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Child Weight Status and Neighborhood Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Role:PI $17,399.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #CONTRACT-GIS Investigators:Auffrey, Christopher; Wang, Xinhao 06-01-2010 -11-30-2012 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Building a Sustainable County-wide GIS to Document and Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Resources in Hamilton County Role:PI $159,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #018000-340452-02/ RBS1039 Investigators:Auffrey, Christopher; Honadle, Beth; Looye, Johanna; Vomhofe, Rainer; Zapata, Marisa 05-01-2011 -08-31-2013 Department of Agriculture An External Evaluation of the Strong Economies Together (SET) Initiative Role:Collaborator $100,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Investigators:Tang, M, X Wang, C Auffrey, M Lu 03-2015 -07-2015 Shenzhen Institute of Building Research Zero-Carbon Shenzhen Role:Co-PI 50,000 RMB Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Hildebrant, H, and C Auffrey. 07-2013 -10-2013 DAAP Signage Endowment Assessment of the Impacts of Contextual Elements of On-Premise Signage Role:Co-PI $5000 Completed

Investigators:Maloney M and C. Auffrey 02-2011 -10-2011 Community Research Collaborative The Social Area of Cincinnati: 2010 Census Update Role:Co-PI $60,000 Type:Grant

Investigators:Auffrey, C, M Tang, M Lu 07-2011 -06-2012 University Research Council Sustainable Urbanism Modeling Role:Co-PI $18,175 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Auffrey, C. & Grundy, T. 2018 -2020 The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation Assessment of Demographic Change in Cincinnati Neighborhoods Role:PI $30,000 Active Type:Grant

Investigators:McTague C. & Auffrey, C. 2008 -2009 Funded by the University of Cincinnati Sustainable Urban Engineering Program Pilot Project for a Land Use Monitoring Information System for Over-the-Rhine Role:co-PI

Investigators:Auffrey, Christopher; Wang, Xinhao 01-01-2022 -12-31-2022 Greater Cincinnati Water Works UC DAAP & Greater Cincinnati Water Works: Identify disadvantaged communities as part of a lead service line replacement project Role:Collaborator 0.00 Hold Level:Local Government


Peer Reviewed Publications

Honadle, B, MA Zapata, C Auffrey, R vom Hofe, J Looye. (2014. ) Developmental Evaluation and Rural Economic Development: A Collaborative Assessment of the Stronger Economies Together Initiative in the United States .Evaluation and Program Planning, , 43 ,64

Yildiz, A., Auffrey, C. & Russell, F (2018. ) Seeking Food Access in a Contested and Uneven Space: Case Studies from Three Cincinnati Neighborhoods .Community Development , ,

Auffrey, C. & Hildebrandt, H. (2017. ) Do Motorists See Business Signs? Maybe. Maybe Not: A Study of the Probability that Motorists View On-Premise Signs .Interdisciplinary Journal of Signage and Wayfinding, , 2 (1 ) ,100

Auffrey, C., Fu, X., Wang, X. & McClearnon, A. (2017. ) Enhancing Beijing's Resilience by Improving Tongzhou's Access to High-Speed Rail Transportation .Urban Rail Transit, , 3 (1 ) ,23

Hildebrandt, H. & Auffrey, C. (2016. ) The Use of Visual Attention Software (VAS) for Communication and Wayfinding Design and Analysis: Is VAS and Effective Tool for Environmental Communication? .Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Interior Design Educators Council, ,

Auffrey, C. & Hildebrandt, H. (2014. ) Utilizing 3M’s Visual Attention Service software to assess on-premise signage conspicuity in complex signage environments .Proceedings of the National Signage Education and Research Conference, ,

Other Publications

Tang, M, Wang, X, Auffrey, C., Lu (2015. ) Low Carbon City. A Developer’s Manual . Shenzhen Center for Design,

Auffrey C, Hildebrandt H and Rexhausen J (2012. ) Economic Value of On-Pemise Signs . Sign Foundation, Inc.

Published Books

Maloney, M. and C. Auffrey (2013. ) The Social Areas of Cincinnati, Fifth Edition .Cincinnati , United Way of Greater Cincinnati (Co-Author)

Maloney, M. & Auffrey, C. (2004. ) Social Areas of Cincinnati, Fourth Edition .Cincinnati , Institute for Community Partnerships (Co-Author)

Romanos, M. & Auffrey, C., (2002. ) Assessing Urban Sustainable Development in the Cities of Southeast Asia .Dordrecht, The Netherlands , Kluwer Academic Publishers (Co-Editor)

Additional Publications


Invited Presentations

Auffrey, C. (05-2015. ) Resilient City: Resilience Planning .Symposium on The Resilience City at Beijing Jiaotong Univ, Beijing, China. Level:University

Auffrey, C. (2016. ) Resilience Planning for the Historic Riverfront Port Area of Cincinnati: Addressing Short- and Long-Term Social, Environmental and Economic Issues .Third International Ocean Industry Innovation and Development Conference, , Tianjin, China. Level:International

Paper Presentations

Auffrey, C. (2015. ) Utilizing image analysis software to assess on-premise signage conspicuity in complex signage environments found in urban neighborhood .Houstin, TX. Conference. Level:International

Auffrey C, Hildebrandt H and Mehta, V. (10-2015. ) Context and Signage Effectiveness .Norman, OK. Conference. Level:National

Tang, M, X Wang, C Auffrey, M Lu (06-2015. ) Invited presentation: Symposium on Alternatives for Low Carbon City at Shenzhen Center for Design. .Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Conference. Level:International

Auffrey, C. (05-2015. ) Healthy Cities: Beyond Access .Qingdao, Shandong, China. Other Institution. Level:University

Auffrey, C., Fu, X. & Wang, X. (2016. ) Resilience Assessment of a City Transformed by High-Speed Rail .Portland, OR.

Auffrey, C. & Hildebrandt, H. (2017. ) Does Anyone See the Signs? .Denver, CO.

Auffrey C., Jourdan, D., Mehta, V., Lowery, B., Weinstein, A. (2018. ) ''The first thing we do, let's kill all sign regulations" .Buffalo, NY.

Honors and Awards

DAAP Faculty Outstanding Service Award, 2015. College of Design Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati,

Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education (with X. Wang, M. Lu and M. Tang). Nominated by University of Cincinnati Provost Beverly Davenport to the Institute of International Education. December 2014. Status:Nomination

DAAP Faculty Outstanding Service Award 2008 College of Design Architecture, Art, and Planning, University of Cincinnati, May 2008.

“Ten Who Cared” Award Presented by the Community Press for outstanding community service. Hilltop Press Edition, December 28, 2005.

Contact Information

Phone: 513-556-0579