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Benjamin A. Goldman

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Benjamin A. Goldman (also known as Benjamin Allen Goldman, Ben Goldman) is an entrepreneur, author, artist, and inventor from the United States.

He was an advisor to the Clinton Administration, serving as a Charter Member of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (1994-1995) and a committee member of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (1994-1995).[1][2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Goldman was born to Allen Seymour and Mary (Lemann) Goldman on October 21, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He got his bachelor degree in history from Vassar College in 1982, Master of Philosophy from New York University in 1990 and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration from New York University in 1993.[5]


After completing his doctorate, he served in local, state, national, and international level and nonprofit organizations. His career began as a military economics researcher at the Council on Economic Priorities, where he was a Project Director in the early 1980s.[6][7] He worked as president of Public Data Access, Inc. and associate director of the Boston-based Jobs and Environment Campaign.[8][9]


Goldman was executive director of the art gallery City Without Walls (cWOW), established in 1975, which supported emerging artists from New Jersey and beyond. Some well-known artists participated in cWOW, including Ibou Ndoye, Cortney Burke, and Mansa Mussa.[2][5][10] When Goldman took the charge as executive director of cWOW, it was an organization at its breaking point. Under his leadership, cWOW tripled its income, quadrupled membership and provided some stability in the contemporary art world in the Garden State.[10]

Goldman founded United Visual Arts, Inc. in 2005. During this, he invented an art display frame and got patent no US 8,365,452 B2 for his invention.[11] His paintings have exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including at the Allied Museum in Berlin, Germany and the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey.[12][13]


Politics was not new for Goldman as his mother was involved in politics in Philadelphia when he was a child, and ran for City Council. Goldman ran for Mayor in Weehawken in 2002, and helped several citizen organizations that advocated for sustainable planning along the Hudson River, including Friends of the Weehawken Waterfront and co-founded Weehawken Initiative Now (WIN) and the Weehawken Chamber of Commerce.[14][15][16]

Selected Publications[edit]

Goldman has written several books and research articles focusing mainly on the environment, sustainable development and waste management. According to Google Scholar, his publication and co-authored works have been cited over 840 times by researchers.[17]

Some of his notable books are The Truth About Where You Live, Hazardous Waste Management and Deadly Deceit, written after the Chernobyl disaster.[18]

Following is a list of selected publications by him.[17][18][19]

  • The Truth About Where You Live: An Atlas for Action on Toxins and Mortality (Times Books)
  • Discounting Human Lives: Uranium and Global Equity (Avebury)
  • Nature Breakthroughs: 5 Steps to Transform Yourself and the World (United Visual Arts)
  • On Every Wall: Reproduction and the Future of Art (United Visual Arts)
  • "What is the future of Environmental Justice?" Antipode
  • Toxic Wastes and Race Revisited (Center for Policy Alternatives, NAACP, UCCCRJ)
  • Not Just Prosperity: Achieving Sustainability with Environmental Justice (National Wildlife Foundation)
  • Sustainable America: New Public Policy for the 21st Century (U.S. Economic Development Administration)
  • The U.S. Military’s Toxic Legacy (National Toxics Campaign)
  • "Community right to know: Environmental information for citizen participation," Environmental Impact Assessment Review
  • "The environment and community right to know: Information for participation" (Psychology Press)
  • "Rating the performance of waste management companies," Environment
  • "Polluting the Poor," The Nation
  • "The use of risk assessment during selection of off-site response actions," Hazardous Wastes and Hazardous Materials
  • The importance of access to information on hazardous waste (Council on Economic Priorities)
  • "RCRA must be strengthened," The New York Times.
  • "Equity and the 1992 Rio Earth Summit," Fordham Law Journal
  • Hazardous Waste Management: Reducing the Risk (Island Press)

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Goldman won $10,000 of a cash prize for “City Without Walls” given by Prudential Financial, Inc.[20]


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  1. Strunsky, Steve (2002-05-12). "The View From Weehawken and Other Mayoral Campaign Issues". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Genocchio, Benjamin (2006-06-25). "Renovation, and Extra Security, for an Alternative Gallery". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  3. Star-Ledger, Jennifer Weiss/The (2007-09-23). "This could be music to an artist's ears". nj. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  4. Hevesi, Dennis (1999-08-15). "A River Walk's Piecemeal Birth". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "City Without Walls Director Resigns". Newark, NJ Patch. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
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  8. Downing, John; Fasano, Rob; Friedland, Pat (1991). Computers for Social Change and Community Organizing. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-86656-865-4. Search this book on
  9. Claiborne, William (1994-08-25). "MORE NONWHITES ARE LIVING NEAR TOXIC WASTE SITES". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "The best of both worlds Weehawken's Goldman putting his talents together in Newark's City Without Walls gallery". Hudson Reporter Archive. 2007-01-23. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  11. "Patent Images". Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  12. "American Spirit". Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  13. "Rhizome | Ben Goldman". Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  14. "'WIN' ticket will take on incumbents Mayor gets opposition for first time in years". Hudson Reporter Archive. 2002-03-16. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  15. "No minced words among council-at-large candidates Weehawken's first full municipal election in 12 years brings out a host of issues". Hudson Reporter Archive. 2002-05-08. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  16. Reporter, Hudson (2003-03-15). "Weehawken Chamber of Commerce forms New organization to hold a business card exchange at Spirito Grill". Hudson Reporter Archive. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
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  18. 18.0 18.1 Garelik, Glenn (1990-07-22). "The Chernobyl Syndrome". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-05.
  19. "Benjamin GOLDMAN".
  20. "News". Retrieved 2021-07-05.