Norman Krumholz is a professor at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University (CSU). He is a past-president of both the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. In 1987 he was awarded the Prize of Rome from the American Academy of Rome. Prior to his joining the faculty at CSU, Krumholz served as a planning practitioner in Ithaca, Pittsburg, and Cleveland, where he was planning director for 10 years under Mayors Carl B. Stokes, Ralph J. Perk, and Dennis J. Kucinich.
Krumholz has written or edited five books on planning and urban neighborhoods, and has published articles in many professional journals. His book, Making Equity Planning Work: Leadership in the Public Sector (with Professor John Forester) won the Paul Davidoff award from the Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning for the best progressive book of the year.
Krumholz's equity planning practice on behalf of the poor and working people of Cleveland has become a national model for planners in other large cities who are struggling to retain their industrial and economic base while making their neighborhoods more livable.