On Friday, March 10, 2023, the Bloustein School will present the 15th Annual Krueckeberg Doctoral Conference in Urban Studies, Urban Planning, and Public Policy. The conference is organized by doctoral students for doctoral students 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.
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 21 doctoral candidates in urban studies, urban planning, and public policy from The New School, Drexel University, University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, Cornell University, Columbia University, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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 States, The American Planner: Biographies and Recollections, and Urban Planning Analysis, still serve as important references for scholars and professionals in planning and public policy.
The event is presented with financial support from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University.
In 2007 Professors Michael Greenberg and Frank Popper reflected on their personal and professional impressions of their colleague and friend:
His service to the people of New Jersey took many forms. He was vice president of Middlesex Interfaith Partners with the Homeless and served on the boards of the New Jersey Alliance for Affordable Housing and the Camden Lutheran Housing Corporation. He served for over a decade on the Highland Park Zoning Board of Adjustment, which he chaired from 1980-83. He was an active member of the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of New Brunswick.
We will remember Don as the bow-tied, bearded, meticulous, smiling professional upholder of academic, administrative and ethical standards; a passionate lover of cities and city pleasures who in his last years adored living a five-minute walk from work; a skillful skier, sailor and yachting commodore; and a quiet but steely moral guide to life in all its ups and downs.