Leah Hollstein

Leah M. Hollstein

Assistant Professor

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DAAP School of Planning - 0016

Professional Summary

Professional Interests: Land Use Planning, Environmental Planning, Planning Practice, Land Use Law, Research Methods, Landscape Architecture
Topic Areas: Green Infrastructure, Vacant Lots, Comprehensive Plans, Shrinking Cities

Education

BA, Rhodes College Memphis, TN, 2000 (International Affairs, Economics Minor: Business Administration)

MLA, The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2006 (Landscape Architecture)

Ph.D, The University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas, 2014 (Community and Regional Planning)

Research Support

Grant: #MICD 2015 Investigators:Hollstein, Leah; Kickert, Conrad 08-10-2015 -12-31-2015 American Architectural Foundation Mayors' Institute on City Design Role:PI $50,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Leah M. Hollstein (2019. )Retrospective and Reconsideration: The first 25 years of the Steinitz Framework for Landscape Architecture Education and Environmental Design.Landscape and Urban Planning, ,186 ,56

Danilo Palazzo, Leah Hollstein, Stephen Diko (2019. )Urban Planning as a Career Preference for High School Students: Rethinking Efforts to Improve Awareness about the Profession. Journal of Planning Education and Research, ,

Leah M. Hollstein (2019. )Planning Decisions for Vacant Lots in the Context of Shrinking Cities: A Survey and Comparison of Practices in the United States .Journal of the American Planning Association, ,

Other Publications

Leah Hollstein (08-2014. )Dissertation: “Planning decisions for vacant lots in the context of shrinking cities: a survey and comparison of practices in the United States” . The University of Texas at Austin

Erik Dayrell, Lisa DuRussel, Leah Hollstein, Sabrina Siebert, Lindsay Smith, (04-2006. )Group Masters Project: “Across Grandview Parkway: Strengthening Connections Between Downtown and the Bay” . The University of Michigan

Additional Publications

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Leah Hollstein (03-2014. )Planning Decisions for Vacant Lots in the Context of Shrinking Cities: A Survey and Comparison of Practices in the United States .2014 Urban Affairs Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas. Level:National

Leah Hollstein (03-2013. )Comparative Analysis of Planning Decisions about Vacant and Abandoned Lots in U.S. Cities .2013 Annual Conference of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Austin, Texas. Level:National

Leah Hollstein (10-2011. )Invited member of Panel “Shrinking Cities: Ubiquitous and Losing Stigma? .Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Salt Lake City, UT. Level:National

Leah Hollstein (04-2012. )Invited member of Panel “How to Shrink a City – Legally” .American Planning Association, Los Angeles, CA. Level:National

Paper Presentations

Danilo Palazzo, Leah Hollstein, Stephen Diko (11-2016. )Urban Planning as a Career Preference for High School Students: Rethinking efforts to improve awareness about the Profession .Portland, Oregon. Professional Meeting. Level:International

Leah Hollstein (10-12-2017. )Planning Decisions for Vacant Lots in the Context of Shrinking Cities: A Survey and Comparison of Practices in the United States .Denver, Colorado. Professional Meeting. Level:International

Event Organized

East Regional Mayor’s Institute on City Design Conference

East Regional Mayor’s Institute on City Design Conference Conference 10-14-2015 10-16-2015 Cincinnati, OH Level:National

Honors and Awards

2016 -2017 Faculty Advisor - 2016 EPA Rainworks Challenge - 2nd Place Winner - Masterplan Category US Environmental Protection Agency Type:Recognition

2016 -2017 Outstanding Faculty Member Award Voted on by the 2017 graduating MCP class 2017 UC MCP cohort Status:Recipient Level:Department Type:Recognition

09-29-2017 Merit Award - Student Faculty Advisor - ReMEDiation: A Green Infrastructure Plan for the University of Cincinnati's East Campus Ohio Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Status:Recipient Level:State Type:Recognition

Student Advising

Jing Li (Master )Committee Member Status:Completed 02-2015

Russell Best (Master )Committee Member Status:Completed 02-2015

Stephen Diko (Doctoral )Committee Member Status:In Progress

Nick Sisco (Master )Chair Status:Completed 03-2018

Samantha McLean (Master )Chair Status:Completed 03-2017

Andres deWet (Master )Committee Member Status:Completed 03-2017

Sean Hare (Master )Chair Status:Completed 03-2017

Jalisa Harris (Master )Committee Member Status:Completed 03-2017

Kelsey Schmidt (Master )Committee Member Status:Completed 03-2018

Kevin Goldstein (Master )Committee Member Status:Completed 03-2019

Evelyn Ravuri (Master )Chair Status:In Progress

Amy Morgan (Master )Committee Member Status:Completed 03-2019

Service

DAAPworks (School of Planning co-ordinator )Type:University/College Service Level:College 01-2015 -To Present

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (NATO Urban Seminar Wargame Experiment, NATO Defense College )Consultant Type:Other Level:International 10-2016 -11-2016

Environmental Protection Agency (Academic Advisor, US EPA/University Cincinnati Research Training Program: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Sustainable Technology Division )Mentor Type:Other Educational Service Level:National 08-2016

(DAAPCares )Representative Type:University/College Service Level:College 01-2016 -To Present

(Urban Futures Faculty Search Comittee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 01-2017 -02-2017

(School of Planning Faculty Search Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 10-2016 -04-2017

Graduate School (Selection Committee for Yates Fellowship Program )Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 03-2017

Journal of Urban Affairs (Manuscript Reviewer )Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2017

Corryville Community Council Director Type:Community Service Level:Local 11-2017 -To Present

Socio-Ecological Practice Research (Manuscript Reviewer )Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2019

Journal of Planning Education and Research (Manuscript Reviewer )Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2018

Journal of Planning Literature (Manuscript Reviewer )Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2016

Landscape and Urban Planning (Manuscript Reviewer ) Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2014

Urban Design International (Manuscript Reviewer ) Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:National 2015

Positions and Work Experience

01-2014 -05-2014 Adjunct Instructor, Principles of Physical Planning (Undergraduate Lecture) , School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

06-2006 -06-2007 Urban Planner, Campus/Town Planning Studio, Ayers|Saint|Gross Architects and Planners, Washington, D.C.

06-2007 -06-2008 Landscape Designer, Landscape Architecture Studio, Ayers|Saint|Gross Architects and Planners, Baltimore, MD

08-2014 -08-2016 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

08-2016 -To Present Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Research and Practice Interests

My research interests center around my doctoral research into the practice of planning for vacant lots in Legacy Cities. I am interested in planning practice, Legacy/Shrinking Cities, land use, green infrastructure, comprehensive planning, and decision-making frameworks.
I currently teach courses in the areas of land use, land use law, green infrastructure, physical planning and design analysis, and the intersection of public art and planning.

Preferred Information

Assistant Professor, Hollstein, Leah Ph.D, MLA, LEED AP