George Bugliarello, 83, who led two engineering schools, advanced research in sustainable urban design and pioneered one of the first U.S. university-industry research parks in a blighted area in Brooklyn, N.Y., died on Feb. 18 in Roslyn, N.Y. The cause was pneumonia, according to his family.
Bugliarello was also an ENR Newsmaker in 199y3, cited for being the visionary behind the $1-billion MetroTech Center, while serving as president of the nearby Polytechnic Institute of New York. “With limited resources, if you have a clear idea of the needs of the community and are lucky enough to line up political and development forces, you have the possibility of transforming a portion of the city,” he told ENR in 1992. “I’m convinced it can be replicated.”