Donald N. Rothblatt, PhD

Title: Urban and Regional Planner, Educator
Location: Palo Alto, CA United States



  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Institute of Certified Planners, Fellow
  • American Planning Association
  • Association of Collegiate Schools Planning, Inc. (president, 1975-1976)
  • Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (advisory council member, 1995-2010)
  • California Education Committee on Architecture, Landscape, Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning (chair 1973-1975)
  • International Federation for Housing and Planning
  • National Institute Dispute Resolution (1987-1988)
  • National Science Foundation (1972-1982)
  • Planners Equal Opportunity (PEO)
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers (Served to 1st lieutenant, 1957-1959)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Top Professional Teacher of the Year Award, Marquis Who’s Who (2018)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in West,” Marquis Who’s Who (1996-2016)
  • Inductee, American Institute Certified Planners (2006)
  • Recipient, Meritorious Performance Award, San Jose State University (1996-2001, 1990, 1988, 1986)
  • University Research And Training Program Grantee, California Department Transportation (1993-1997)
  • Grantee, Canadian Studies Enrichment Program (1992-1993)
  • Recipient, International Festival Films Architecture and Planning Award (1983)
  • Recipient, Innovative Teaching Award, California State University College (1975-1979)
  • Faculty Research Grantee, California State University (1977-1978)
  • Co-Recipient,  Best of West Award, Western Educational Society Telecommunications (1976)
  • William F. Milton Research Fellowship, Harvard University (1970-1971)
  • Research Fellow (1967-1969)

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