Bloustein School to host 14th annual Krueckeberg Doctoral Conference, March 24-25, 2022

March 16, 2022

The Bloustein School will present the 14th Annual Krueckeberg Doctoral Conference in Urban Studies, Urban Planning, and Public Policy on Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25, 2022. The conference is organized by doctoral students for doctoral students engaged in urban-, planning-, and policy-related research across disciplines and universities in the tri-state NJ-NY-PA metropolitan region. Named after Professor Donald A. Krueckeberg, the conference commemorates Don Krueckeberg’s long-running commitment to doctoral education by providing a one-day forum highlighting doctoral student research at the cutting edge of urban studies, planning, and public policy.

A well-known and respected scholar in the planning profession, Professor Krueckeberg’s special interests and contributions were in the areas of planning history, property theory, and land use policy. His books, Introduction to Planning History in the United StatesThe American Planner: Biographies and Recollections, and Urban Planning Analysis, still serve as important references for scholars and professionals in planning and public policy.

With the growing recognition of the Bloustein School as a major contributor to urban planning and policy studies, the Krueckeberg Conference showcases some of the most unique and forward-thinking research in the discipline. In addition to highlighting the best arguments and the most distinct voices in the Bloustein School and Rutgers University’s doctoral programs, this year’s conference will include doctoral candidates in urban studies, urban planning and public policy from Columbia University, The New School, the University of Pennsylvania, and more.

This event is presented with financial support from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

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Schedule of Events

1:30pm – 1:45pm        WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Speaker: Stuart Shapiro, Interim Dean, Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

1:45pm – 2:45pm        SESSION 1: HUMAN CAPITAL, LABOR, & GOVERNANCE

Discussant: Dr. Michael Lahr, Distinguished Research Professor  

Tracey Freiberg, The New School Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, “Work-Life Disrupted: A Comparative Study of Company Responses to Paid Care Leave Programs in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Adam Scavette, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, “The Impact of Urban Enterprise Zones on Local Employment and Retail Development: Evidence from New Jersey”

Jeanna Kenney, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, “Market Structure and Consumer Outcomes in the Market for Real Estate Agents”

Peter Zayas, The New School, “Should Police Reform Proposals Emerge from Department Management or Community Advocates?”

2:45pm – 3:00pm        BREAK

3:00pm – 4:00pm        SESSION 2: URBAN MOBILITY & EQUITY

Discussant: Dr. Kelcie Ralph, Associate Professor

Angela Johnson-Rodriguez, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, “The End of Speed Traps and Ticket Quotas: Re-framing Traffic Cameras to Increase Support”

Raymond Jennings, Rutgers University Department of Geography, “Race, Privilege, and Mobility: A Case Study of High School Youth in the Parisian Banlieue of Mantes-La-Jolie”

Jamie Kwon, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, “Examining Disability and Access to Opportunities: The Role of Economic Resources and Car Use”

Wei San Loh, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, “Concerns for Buying a Used Electric Vehicle: An Online Review Analysis using Natural Language Processing”

4:00pm – 4:15pm        BREAK

4:15pm – 5:00pm        SESSION 3: HOUSING & LAND USE

Discussant: Dr. Mi Shih, Associate Professor

Euna Kim, Cornell University Department of City and Regional Planning, “Between Profit and Purpose: A Study on For-Profit Affordable Housing Developers”

Soo Yeon Lim, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, “The Changing Concept of Public Values in Planning: Deregulating Greenbelt in South Korea”

Hsi-Ling Liao, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, “The Impact of Zoning Regulations on Local Housing Supply and Demand: Evidence from New York City”

5:00pm – 6:00pm      VIRTUAL SOCIAL HOUR / NETWORKING EVENT

9:00am – 10:00am        KEYNOTE

Speaker: Dr. Lisa Servon, Kevin and Erica Penn Presidential Professor, Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design

10:00am – 10:15am        BREAK

10:15am – 11:15am        SESSION 4: EDUCATION & SOCIAL JUSTICE

Discussant: Dr. Julia Sass Rubin, Associate Professor         

London Thompson, Drexel University School of Education, Educational Leadership and Management, “Supporting Black Male Student-Athletes: Best Practices for Advisors”

Janet Venancio Rodriguez, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, “Does Immigrant Generational Status Predict Preschool Enrollment in the United States?”

Tanishia Williams, The New School, “Losses and Lessons: A CRT Analysis of Culturally Responsive Curriculum Implementation in New York City’s Segregated Schools”

David Masagbor, Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Community Development, “Engendering College Readiness in Underserved and Disadvantaged Students: The Role of Early Learning and Early College Programs in Improving Academic Outcomes”

11:15am – 11:30am        BREAK

11:30am – 12:30pm        SESSION 5: CLIMATE, ENVIRONMENT, & ENERGY

Discussant: Dr. Robert Kopp, Professor 

Sauvanithi Yupho, Rutgers University Department of Geography, “Old Practices in New Discourse:  Understanding Socio-Cultural Relations with Water Infrastructure in Megacities”

Samantha Cocco-Klein, The New School Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, “Children in the Storm: US Disaster Policy and Children from Hurricane Katrina to Hurricane Sandy”

Daniel Broid, New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, “Municipal Ownership as a Means for Energy Transition? Vancouver’s District Energy Utilities”

Cintia Melo, The New School, “Minas Gerais: Mining Disasters as an Emergency”

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