NJ 101.5 writes that State Sen. Troy Singleton, D-Burlington, is sponsoring a measure that would give homeowners a tax credit of up to $1,000 in order to help cover an extra mortgage payment, quoting James Hughes.
A new report suggests suburban living in the metropolitan region may not be passé after all, although New Jersey’s urban counties are continuing to grow even faster than the suburbs.
The new Rutgers Regional Report released yesterday indicates a possible resurgence of interest in suburban living in the New York-New Jersey metro area, as population growth between 2016 and 2017 in the 27 suburban-ring counties around New York City and northeastern Jersey outpaced growth in the city and urban Essex, Hudson and Union counties in terms of the number of residents. As a percent of total population, the urban and suburban areas grew at the same rate — 0.2 percent.economy, Hughes, Rutgers Regional Report, suburbanization
A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the predicted transformative demographic shifts of the early part of the decade (2010-2016)—an urban resurgence and a suburban malaise—may, in fact, be reversing.
The report, authored by James W. Hughes, University Professor and Dean Emeritus of Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Joseph J. Seneca, University Professor Emeritus; and Will Irving, research associate at the Bloustein School indicates that the most recent census estimates (2017) show suburban population growth surpassing that of the urban core.Hughes, Rutgers Regional Report, suburbanization, urban resurgence
Several studies have shown that many New Jersey residents are moving out of the state at a high rate. New Jerseyans say that the high cost of living in the state is forcing them to move to Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
But as a state with an already high population, and not much open land left, News 12’s Brian Donohue wonders if maybe it’s a good thing.
Donohue spoke with James Hughes of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Hughes is the top expert on all things demographic. Donohue asked if there is downside to a decreasing population.demographic, economy, Hughes, New Jersey, Postsuburban Economy
Twenty-eight so-called enclosed malls dot New Jersey, and except for high-end enclaves like The Mall at Short Hills, many struggle to stay profitable.
“That’s the other dimension of retooling malldom in New Jersey, shifting activities to experience, health, wellness and a whole range of other functions that weren’t even anticipated 20 years ago,” said James Hughes, dean emeritus of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.closing, economy, Hughes, malls, out of business
“The governor’s talking a lot about the need to take a fresh look at incentives and make sure we’re getting the right value for investment, make sure we’re getting the right return on our investments and make sure we’re encouraging the parts of the economy that we think need the most encouragement.” EDA CEO Tim Sullivan said.
A report earlier this month, conducted by the Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and delivered by the EDA, suggested the authority may be doling out incentives too generously.