Donald A. Krueckeberg, Active Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on December 15, 2006. Professor/Dean Krueckeberg was a member of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public .
Relatives and friends may call December 18 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Jaqui-Kuhn Funeral Home, 17 S. Adelaide Ave., Highland Park. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on December 19 at the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, corner of Kirkpatrick and New Street, New Brunswick.
Professor Krueckeberg was one of the leading university-based urban planners in the United States. Before joining the faculty of Rutgers University in 1967, he received a B.S. from Michigan State University, and M.C.P. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. A professor and associate dean for masters and professional programs at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, Dr. Krueckeberg also served as president of the American Collegiate Schools of Planning and was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. His books on methods and models in urban planning, American planning history, and biographies and recollections of American planners are classics in the field. Professor Krueckeberg served as editor of the Journal of the American Institute of Planners (now the Journal of the American Planning Association). In addition to serving on the editorial board of six scholarly journals, he published numerous articles and book chapters, and was a well sought-after consultant by many local, national, and international institutions and organizations. In recent years, his academic interests focused on property theory, especially the use of eminent domain. His former students occupy important positions in universities, government agencies, and businesses in the United States and abroad. His service to the people of New Jersey took many forms. He served for over a decade on the Highland Park Zoning Board of Adjustment, which he chaired from 1980 to 1983. He was a past commodore of the Raritan Yacht Club.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Brannegan of New Brunswick; his brother John Howard Krueckeberg of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and his son and daughter-in-law, John C. Krueckeberg and Mary Cornish of Plymouth, New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rutgers Foundation-Donald Krueckeberg Scholarship Fund, Winants Hall, 7 College Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. 08901.