Michael R. Greenberg

Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty
Edward W. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Email: mrg@rutgers.edu



B.A., Hunter College; M.A. and Ph.D., Columbia (Geography)

Research Interests

  • Risk analysis
  • Urban redevelopment
  • Environmental impact analysis

Brief Biography

Michael Greenberg’s books include Urbanization and Cancer Mortality (1983), Hazardous Waste Sites: the Credibility Gap (1984), Public Health and the Environment (1987), Environmental Risk and the Press (1987), Environmentally Devastated Neighborhoods in the United States (1996), Restoring America’s Neighborhoods: What Local People Can Do (1999), the Reporter’s Environmental Handbook (2003), Environmental Policy Analysis & Practice (2008), and Reporter’s Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management (2009).

In addition to more than 20 books, professor Greenberg has contributed more than 300 articles and 30 editorials to social science and policy journals and has written more than 200 technical reports. He has been a member of National Research Council Committees that focus on the destruction of the U.S. chemical weapons stockpile and nuclear weapons; chemical waste management; and the degradation of the U.S. government physical infrastructure. He has received awards for research from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Public Health Association, the Association of American Geographers, and Society for Risk Analysis.

He serves as associate editor for environmental health for the American Journal of Public Health, and is editor-in-chief of Risk Analysis: An International Journal.

CRESP Projects

  • Understanding public preferences, risk beliefs and values about nuclear waste management and energy
  • Economic impacts of DOE-funded sites and programs

Publications (CRESP 2008-2010)

J. Burger, M. Greenberg, M. Gochfeld, S. Shukla, K. Lowrie, and R. Keren. Factors influencing acquisition of ecological exposure information about hazards and risks from contaminated sites. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Vol. 137, 413-425, 2008.

M. Greenberg, Are Nuclear Facilities LULUS? What Do United States Data Tell Us? Proceedings in Honor of Frank Parker, Nashville, TN: 2008.

Michael Greenberg, Karen Lowrie, Justin Hollander, Joanna Burger, Charles Powers, and Michael Gochfeld, Citizen Board Issues and Local Newspaper Coverage of Risk, Remediation and Environmental Management: Six United States Nuclear Weapons Facilities, Remediation, 18(3), 79-90, 2008.

J. Burger, M. Gochfeld, and M. Greenberg. Natural resource protection of buffer lands: integrating resource evaluation and economics. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 142, 1-9, 2008.

M. Greenberg, B. West, Karen Lowrie, and H. Mayer, The Reporters Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University press, March 2009.

J. Burger, M. Gochfeld, C. Powers, D. Kosson, and M. Greenberg, Managing environmental problems during transition: the Department of Energy as a case study, Remediation. October 8, 2008.

M. Greenberg, Energy sources, public policy, and public preferences: analysis of US national and site-specific data, Energy Policy, 37: 3242-3249, 2009.

M. Greenberg, NIMBY, CLAMP and the Location of New Nuclear-Related Facilities: U.S. National and Eleven Site-Specific Surveys, Risk Analysis, An International Journal. 29(9), 1242-1254, 2009.

M. Greenberg, What Environmental Issues Do People Who Live Near Major Nuclear Facilities Worry About? Analysis of National and Site-Specific Data, Environmental Planning and Management. 52(7), 919-937, 2009.

M. Greenberg and H. Truelove, Right Answers and Right-Wrong Answers: Sources of Information Influencing Knowledge of Nuclear-Related Information, Socioeconomic Planning Sciences, electronic publication, April 13, 2010, volume 44, 2010, 130-140.

M. Greenberg, Energy Parks for Former Nuclear Weapons Sites? Public Preferences at Six Regional Locations and the United States as a Whole, Energy Policy, volume 38, 5098-5107, 2010.

Committee Service (CRESP, DOE, NRC, etc.)

  • DHS- Run Center for Transportation, Safety, Security and Risk, a DHS-funded center of excellence
  • National Research Council, Committee on Predicting Outcomes of Investments in Maintenance and Repair for Federal Facilities, 2009-2010

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