Dr. Wolfram Hoefer is an Professor and serves as Director of the Rutgers Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES). http://cues.rutgers.edu/ CUES is a collaboration between the Rutgers departments of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sciences, providing an opportunity to combine the best science, engineering, and design expertise to address urban environmental issues.
He holds a doctoral degree from Technische Universtät München 2000 and is a licensed landscape architect in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany.
Dr. Hoefer developed numerous community outreach projects in the field of adaptive re-use of brownfields, urban resiliency, and infrastructure. His research and teaching focus is the cultural interpretation of brownfields as potential elements of the public realm. Further he is investigating the different cultural interpretations of landscapes by the general public in North America and Europe and how they influence public participation processes as well as professional approaches towards planning and design solutions for adaptive re-use of brownfields. This research informs Dr. Hoefer’s approaches of developing and applying innovative environmental planning and design approaches for New Jersey through the Center of Urban Environmental Sustainability
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Center of Urban Environmental Sustainability
Radio Program Austrian Public Radio Ö1 from September 27, 2023. Conversation in German with ORF Journalist Renata Schmidtkunz about diverse perspectives on landscape.
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