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Leah Hollstein, Ph.D, MLA, LEED AP

Assistant Professor


  • BA: Rhodes College
  • MLA: The University of Michigan
  • Ph.D: The University of Texas at Austin

Board Certifications & Licenses

  • LEED AP U.S. Green Building Council, 2007

Contact Information

Peer Reviewed Publications

Danilo Palazzo, Leah Hollstein, Stephen Diko 2020. Urban Planning as a Career Preference for High School Students: Efforts to Improve Awareness about the Profession Journal of Planning Practice and Research, ,

Diko, Stephen and Leah Hollstein 2020. Towards an alternative interpretation of the Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Urban Greenspace Planning in the Global South: Evidence from the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. Journal of Urban Affairs, Special Edition: Understandings of Global South Urbanism: The Identity of African Cities ,

Danilo Palazzo, Leah Hollstein 2019. Ian McHarg's Confident Skill Socio-Ecological Practice Research, 3,

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

Invited Presentations

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

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

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

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