Dr. Wolfram Hoefer serves as Director of the Center for Urban Environmental Sustainability (CUES) and is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Landscape Architecture 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. Dr. Hoefer co-founded CUES together with Dr. Beth Ravit in 2006.