Paul Gottlieb

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Key topics: Urban sprawl; SmartGrowth; growth management; "growth vs. environment"; regional planning; zoning and local land use policy; property tax reform; differences in economic welfare between suburbs and central cities; regional and city development; agriculture in New Jersey

Paul D. Gottlieb, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. He is also an extension specialist, with college-wide responsibilities related to smart growth,…

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Michael Greenberg

Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Environmental policy, risk analysis, homeland security

Michael Greenberg's books include Urbanization and Cancer Mortality (1983), Hazardous Waste Sites: the Credibility Gap (1984), Public Health and the Environment (1987), Environmental Risk and the Press (1987…

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Wolfram Hoefer

Associate Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Key topics: Adaptive re-use of brownfields as potential elements of the public realm; community outreach in New Jersey (CUES); cultural interpretations of landscapes; cross cultural comparison of brownfield design in North America and Europe; design theory of landscape architecture

Dr. Wolfram Hoefer joined the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey as an Assistant Professor in 2006.

In 1992 he earned a Diploma in Landscape Architecture from the Technische…

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James Hughes

University Professor
Heldrich Center for Workforce Development
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Demographics and housing, regional and New Jersey economics, community development patterns

James W. Hughes, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized expert who has presented extensive budgetary and economic testimony before New Jersey state legislative committees. He has also provided countless policy briefings on demographics, housing, and…

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Jack Molenaar

Director
Rutgers University Department of Transportation

Key topics: Pedestrian and bicycle planning and design, traffic calming solutions, parking, parking management, transit solutions.

Jack Molenaar is a transportation planner with more than 22 years of experience in the public and private sectors. At Rutgers, he oversees the university's bus system, which is the second largest in the state, and is responsible for traffic…

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Antone Nelessen

Associate Professor, Chair
Chair Organizational Psychology Program
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Anton C. Nelessen has been teaching Urban Design and professional practice first at Harvard and currently at Rutgers for the past 39 years. He has emerged as one of the nations most respected urban visionaries. He has more than 40 years of…

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Arturo Osorio-Fernandez

Assistant Professor
Management and Global Business
Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick

Key topics: Creative class, social entrepreneurship, urban entrepreneurship, social and economic renaissance, entrepreneurship base socioeconomic development, urban revitalization, business and communities, entrepreneurship and under-served populations, entrepreneurship and Hispanic minorities

Arturo Osorio-Fernandez, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Management and Global Business. He is also a fellow at the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED). There he works with members of the…

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Michael Smart

Assistant Professor
Urban Planning
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Transportation, changing demographics of US cities, decline in driving, public opinion toward mass transportation

Dr. Smart's current research explores the decline in vehicle ownership and use among young adults in the United States and across the developed world, focusing on the extent of generational shifts away from the automobile. Other research…

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Leigh Ann Von Hagen

Sr Research Specialist
Voorhees Transport Center
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Key topics: Land use and transportation planning, bicycle and pedestrian facilities planning and policy, bicycle education, planning for all ages and abilities, complete streets, safe routes to school, health impact assessment, public health, community engagement, public space, air quality, sustainability, funding

Ms. Von Hagen is a Senior Research Specialist at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Leigh Ann is a licensed professional planner, both nationally and…

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