Chosen to be Featured Speaker Governor’s Scholar Conference Bellarmine University Featured Speaker
Finalist for Marilyn J. Gittell Activists Scholar Award for the Urban Affairs Association Awards, Los Angeles

Nominated by a panel of judges as "one of the top most influential Urbanists in the world" by Planetizen

My likeness has been engraved and back lite in neon and posted for my contributions to the University along University Avenue along former Council along with 29 others who made outstanding contributions to the University of Louisville:

- Appointed Professor of Public Health, University of Louisville along with holding positions as Professor of Public Administration, Planning and Urban and Public Affairs
- Co-Chair Black Repertory Theater a non-profit organization Editorial Board Member: Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment. Taylor and Francis Group
- Journal of Urbanism has recognized the following article for being the most cited article in their journal and the eighth most downloaded article
- Historic Preservation’s Impact on Job Creation, Property Values, and Environmental Sustainability” John I. Gilderbloom, Matt Hanka, and Joshua Ambrosius, 2009
- Housing and Society recognized for having one of the top ten most downloaded articles (number 7) for Hanka. M.J., Ambrosius J.D., Gilderbloom J.I. (2015)
- Contemporary Neighborhood Housing Dynamics in a mid-sized US City: Consequences of Mismeasuring the Dependent Variable (Housing and Society)
- Cities recognized for having one of the most popular downloaded articles for its journal: Gilderbloom, J.I., Riggs W. and Meares W.L. (2015)
- Walkability: The Impact on Neighborhood House Values, Abandonment and Crime

Two-way Streets Can Fix Declining Urban Neighborhoods, 2014, Ranked as one of the 7th most downloaded articles for Planetizen in 2015
Asked to be Columnist for Courier Journal the largest newspaper in Kentucky Southern Indiana region
Selected in a Worldwide Competition to be invited to speak at Russia’s top universities

Selected to Join as a fellow Harvard University Scholars Strategic Network
Named one of Louisville’s Most Interesting People by the Rusty Satellite Show
Selected to join as a fellow Harvard University Scholars Strategic Network

Presidential Medal Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Creative Activity
Outstanding Service Award for 25 years of service to the University of Louisville
"Rent Strikes" by John Gilderbloom, Zach Kenitzer and Jennifer Eau in Encyclopedia of Housing; edited by Andrew T. Carswell, Second Editiona
Encyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition was selected by the RUSA committee as an Outstanding Reference Source at the American Library Association
Nominated for Leadership Louisville Class of 2013/2014; Louisville region has a million plus residents and a "class" of 25 "future leaders" are chosen

"Rent Strikes" by John Gilderbloom, Zach Kenitzer, and Jennifer Eau in Encyclopedia of Housing; edited by Andrew T. Carswell, Second Edition
Encyclopedia of Housing, Library Journal’s "Best Reference of 2012" award, Sage Press

"100 Top Urban Thinkers" an international poll was conducted of urbanists with thousands voting; I was ranked number 66 in this poll conducted by Planetizen
American Planning Association Kentucky Chapter Award for Outstanding Project on Hope VI for the Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods, which I direct
Asked to join as a consultant for a comparative study of seven countries housing policies funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)

Declared informal “Ambassador” to the City of Louisville by Mayor Abramson
Declared an Outstanding Alumnus of Mills High School along with an astronaut, screen writer (Must Love Dogs) and movie star (Picket Fences)
Temple University 20th Anniversary of "Rethinking Rental Housing" remains one of only several books still on the Temple list being sold 20+ years since first being published
Courier-Journal Editorial (June 6, 2007: A10) praised partnerships in Russell Neighborhood

Planetizen called Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Architecture one of the 10 best planning and architecture books--Gilderbloom’s contribution was a chapter was on modern Cuban architecture

American Institute of Architects Chapter Award for Houston Housing Study

Honored at Halftime University of Louisville football game for book "Community Versus Commodity: Tenants and the American City"
Selected as Advisor City of Houston Commission on Housing
Business Man of the Year, Gold Medal Award and Co-Chair National Business Advisory Council—Republican National Committee

Innovations in American Government, Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods, Semi Finalist Harvard University presented by David Gergen, Gail Christopher, and Alan Altshuler

Sierra Club National Award for Outstanding Example of Smart Growth

Distinguished Professor Award, University of Utah
Vice President Gore's National Campaign Committee Member for President 2000
President's Award for Celebrating Excellence at University of Louisville
Executive Editor, Sustain: A Journal of Environment and Sustainability Issues
The Kentucky Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development
Campaign for America's Future Speakers Bureau Washington D.C.

Proclamation – Jefferson County Judge Executive, David Armstrong
Proclamation – Governor Paul Patton, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Congressional Record Commending the Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods by Senator Wendell Ford; October 9, 1998; Volume 144, Number 141

Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Membership for "outstanding research and character"
Only two University of Louisville faculty members are selected for this annual award
College of Business and Public Administration Superior Achievement in Grant Activity
Special invitation guest to President Clinton's Inauguration Ball, Gala, and Parade (sat on Presidential row)
Proclamation – Mayor David Armstrong of Louisville, Kentucky

President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development for "extraordinary service to the President's Council on Sustainable Development"

Speaker – International Conference of Universities for Sustainable Development, Costa Rica, 11/23

Commendation - Congressional Record Volume 140; Number 13

Outstanding Researcher for College of Business and Public Administration

National Housing Institute Survey of Books in Housing Courses - Rethinking Rental Housing was found to be the most widely chosen book in college housing courses

Dean's Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching, College of Urban and Public Affairs

American Institute of Architects Chapter Award for City of Seabrook Master Plan

Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, The Municipal Art Commission and the American Society of Landscape Architects presented an award of Distinguished Achievement on housing and transportation for the elderly and disabled at the University of Houston, and for an Outstanding Contribution to the Environment of the City of Houston by challenging the community to examine the built environment for the elderly and disabled.

University of Houston College of Social Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

Douglas A. McGregor Memorial Award for Outstanding Social Science
Research for "Supply and Demand versus Regulation: A Case Study of U.S. Rental Housing" with Richard P. Appelbaum, The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

American Planning Association Chapter Award for Outstanding Contribution to Planning given for my research on inter-city rent differentials and housing policy analysis
Lilley Postdoctoral Teaching Award

University of California Graduate Division Fellowship to attend Grantsmanship Training Seminar, Santa Barbara, California

Samuel C. May Award for Public Policy Research in the Western U.S. for "Social and Political Interferences in the Rental Housing Market: A Sociological Analysis"

Western Governmental Research Association Paper Award for Graduate Student paper

Graduated with highest GPA at University of California, Santa Barbara in 1975; 4.00 overall GPA
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California
Graduated with highest honors with B.A. in Sociology

Dean's List every quarter at University of California