In Remembrance of Roger F. Rupnow

The Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture is saddened to share that Roger Rupnow (BS URPL ’56, MS URPL ’65) has passed away at the age of 94.

Roger received his undergraduate degree and his MS degree in planning from UW-Madison. He had an illustrious career working as a planner in Milwaukee and Madison before he moved to the Atlanta area where he was on the faculty at Georgia Tech. Roger was involved with the planning of the recently incorporated City of Sandy Springs, GA where he lived. He had worked on annexation issues when he was a beginning planner in Milwaukee and Sandy Springs provided a fitting bookend to his involvement in planning.

Roger and his wife, Rose Mary, established the Roger and Rose Mary Rupnow Fund at the UW-Madison Foundation, which continues to support Urban and Regional Planning students in the department. Roger would routinely stop by the department to visit and take students out to lunch until just a few years ago and was an initial member of the Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Relations Committee.

Read more about Roger Rupnow’s distinguished life by clicking here.