Henry J. "Hank" Mayer

Executive Director
National Center for Neighborhood & Brownfields Redevelopment

Faculty Fellow
E.J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University

Email: hmayer@rci.rutgers.edu


Ph.D. Urban Planning & Policy Development, Rutgers University

M.S. Environmental Sciences, Rutgers

B.S. Industrial Management, Purdue University

Research Interests

  • The equally complex issues surrounding the cleanup, closure and long-term reuse of the Department of Energy’s former nuclear weapons sites
  • Using GIS, computer modeling and other related technologies to gain a better understanding of the environmental, infrastructure and fiscal impact of alternative regional land use scenarios
  • Regional land use planning

Brief Biography

Henry J. “Hank” Mayer, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the National Center for Neighborhood & Brownfields Redevelopment, the Center for Transportation Safety, Security & Risk and a Faculty Fellow at the E.J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University.

Dr. Mayer has extensive experience in the corporate, academic, and government arenas, with a focus over the past ten years on the large and complex environmental, infrastructure, and capital financing issues associated with the redevelopment of many of the country’s older cities and towns. His recent work has included examining the policies, programs and decisions that have influenced the development and life-cycle costs of the U.S. Department of Energy’s environmental management cleanup efforts at the nation’s former nuclear weapons sites over the past fifteen years.

CRESP Projects

Regional Economic Impacts of EM Funding Choices


Greenberg, M., B. West, K. Lowrie, and H. Mayer. 2009. The Reporter’s Handbook on Nuclear Materials, Energy, and Waste Management. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.

Gochfeld, M., H. Mayer, J. H. Clarke, L. Bliss, D. Kosson, C.W. Powers, and Burger J. 2009. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management of Legacy Waste: Successes and Challenges. In Presented at WM 2009.

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Detailed profile – Rutgers  University

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