The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy hosted a
special series of panel discussion talks this Wednesday with several
professionals and professors within spatial planning and urban design.
The panel discussion, called “Designing Value — The Impact of Design,”
focused on how design aesthetics blend together or clash with the needs
of our various social and cultural heritages, as well as large
Charles T. Brown, a senior research specialist with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC), demonstrated where urban planning and design can improve communities. In one instance, he displayed a view of a vacant street in central New Jersey, with limited sidewalks and housing.