APA Past President Norman Krumholz recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Colleagues at Cleveland State University honored the long-time faculty member with a party to recognize his dedicated service to the Cleveland community and lifelong commitment to the urban planning profession. The event was held June 15 at the CSU’s Levin College of Urban Affairs where he is Emeritus Professor.
During the celebration, the City of Cleveland renamed a block of East 18th Street as Norman Krumholz Way. In a recent Cleveland.com article about the celebration, Chris Ronayne, president of University Circle, Inc., stated that Krumholz was “a lion in city planning ... he really broke the model in city planning locally.”
Krumholz served as President of the American Planning Association in 1986, received the APA Award for Distinguished Leadership in 1990, and served as President of the American Institute of Certified Planners in 1999.
Krumholz is the former director of the Cleveland City Planning Commission and Cleveland Center for Neighborhood Development. During his nearly 50 years in the planning profession, he has written and taught extensively about equity planning. He is the author and co-author of several books, among them Making Equity Planning Work: Leadership in the Public Sector and Reinventing Cities: Equity Planners Tell Their Stories.
In 2016, he was named among Eight Over 80 by Crains’ Cleveland Business.