Popper, Buffalo Commons featured in Harper’s magazine cover story

Wil S. Hylton’s “Broken heartland:The looming collapse of agriculture on the Great Plains (story archive),” the cover story of the July 2012 issue of Harper’s magazine, makes extensive use of Frank and Deborah Popper‘s 1987 concept of the Buffalo Commons as the land-use future for much of the region. The story details how the Poppers’ initial […]

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Greiner honored as finalist for alumni award

Assistant Professor Amelia Greiner was one of ten female finalists for Gustavus Adolphus College’s First Decade Award winners for 2012.  The award is presented annually to one male and one female from the 10th anniversary class for early professional development. More information about the awards  

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Stuart Shapiro on RegBlog: Improving How Agencies Collect Information

The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) was passed in 1980 and reauthorized in 1986 and 1995. Its history has been inextricably linked with the history of regulatory review and presidential oversight of agency decisions. However, the intent of those who passed it was for it to be even broader: to bring rationality to the management of information within the executive […]

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Bloustein associate dean featured on Genius Country

Bloustein Associate Dean Thea Berkhout and her husband Paul Breitman, Assistant Vice President for University Services at Princeton University, are featured as this month’s “thought leaders” on geniuscountry.com. Genius Country is an online media platform designed to promote the uniqueness of Princeton’s people, places and institutions, launched “to celebrate the individuals who continue to ensure that […]

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MCRP candidate Benson awarded APTF scholarship

Congratulations to Bloustein Master of City and Regional Planning degree candidate Mike Benson, who was recently awarded the 2012 American Public Transportation Foundation’s Jerome C. Premo Scholarship. The scholarship is for applicants dedicated to a career in public administration/public policy in the transit community. Mike will be honored at the 2012 Scholarship Awards Program in […]

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“City Cycling”—Cycling Because It’s Faster

John Pucher and Ralph Buehler’s soon-to-be-released book, City Cycling, has just about everything you can imagine in it when it comes to cycling. With topics ranging from cycling trends to cycling safety to cycling infrastructure to the integration of cycling with public transportation, it’s going to be the bible of cycling. The European Cyclists’ Foundation recently interviewed Dr. Paul […]

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Three years into national economic recovery, wide variation exists in jobs recovered

A new Rutgers Regional Report, “Employment Recession and Recovery in the 50 States: An Update,” authored by Joseph J. Seneca, university professor and economist at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Will Irving, research associate, ranks the 50 states by the percentage of the Great Recession’s private-sector job losses that have been recovered as […]

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South Brunswick man helps to make sense of all the legislative numbers

Ernest Reock is a professor emeritus at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Rutgers University’s Center for Government Services *************************** Somebody had to make some sense of it all. Between 1966 and 1973, the state’s legislative districts became a jumbled puzzle of ever-changing lines after the Supreme Court of New […]

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Rutgers prof sees ‘tsunami’ coming for towns in a few years

While several towns were impacted during the “Great Recession,” forcing them to lay off and furlough workers, one expert predicts towns will go through another “municipal tsunami.” Professor Raphael J. Caprio of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the reasons largely stem from severe state aid cuts to municipalities over […]

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