John  Norquist

John Norquist

John Norquist currently is the John M DeGroves Eminent Scholar at the School of Urban and Regional Planning Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Also he’s an Adjunct Professor in Depaul University’s Real Estate Program, Chicago. Mr. Norquist is a leader in national discussions of urban design and development issues. Norquist’s work promoting New Urbanism as an alternative and antidote to sprawl's social and environmental problems draws on his experience as big-city mayor and his service as President and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism from 2004 to 2014. Under his leadership as Mayor of Milwaukee from 1988-2004, the city experienced a revision of the city’s zoning code and reoriented development around walkable streets and public amenities such as the 3.1 mile Riverwalk. Norquist is the author of The Wealth of Cities and has taught courses in urban planning and development at the University of Chicago, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning.