Andrew J. Greenlee, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Greenlee’s research lies at the intersection of housing policy, poverty, and social equity within cities and regions. His current research examines neighborhood and metropolitan opportunity structures through residential mobility processes. Greenlee’s other ongoing research examines the influence of governance on spatial outcomes for public and subsidized housing participants, and the dynamics of neighborhood change driven by urban renewal processes and public housing transformation. As an expert in housing policy, Greenlee has testified before the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Housing, and has provided technical assistance to fair housing advocates, states, and local governments. At the University of Illinois, Greenlee is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Institute of Government & Public Affairs. Greenlee received a BA from Grinnell College, a MS in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Iowa, and a PhD in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Andrew J. Greenlee
Within the local government context, municipal code enforcement involves relatively entry-level decision makers operating across a highly uneven and diverse tapestry of neighborhoods and living situations. Implicit in code enforcement practices is a blending of objective health and safety concerns with highly subjective social and cultural norms.