Studio Greenway Proposal Map

The Greenway, NJDEP

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) acquired approximately nine miles of an abandoned Norfolk Southern rail line that passes through eight municipalities in Essex and Hudson counties. NJDEP envisions converting the land into a new State Park in the form of a multi-modal greenway. This Spring 2023 studio, led by Barbara Faga, is beautifully outlined in this StoryMap.

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NJ Meadowlands Studio Report

Resilience Planning in the New Jersey Meadowlands

This Spring 2023 studio report includes an evaluation of existing resilience planning in the New Jersey Hackensack Meadowlands District and the larger Meadowlands region with recommendations on possible next steps for promoting science-informed, and equitable climate adaptation. The studio was a collaborative effort with the National Science Foundation Coastlines and People Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub

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Heights Jersey City Studio

Development Prospectus for the Heights, Jersey City

Storymap The studio team was asked by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District (SID) to help advance the redevelopment of the project site on Block 2901. The Central Avenue SID wanted to see what potential exists for development of the lot. The Central Avenue SID and Studio Team asked the following questions: Could a parking […]

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Planning for Global Population Image

Planning for Global Population Ageing

Report for Economic Analysis and Policy Division, United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs Studio ReportFinal PresentationUnited Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs World Social Report 2023 The world is greying. There are more older adults aged 65 and above today than children under the age of five. One in five adults will […]

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Delaware-Raritan Transit Corridor Thumb

Delaware-Raritan Transit Corridor

Blue Sky Comprehensive Planning for Rail Reactivation ReportPresentation Blue Sky Planning takes an optimistic and visionary approach to developing an extensive comprehensive plan to a city or region. Accounting for important and emerging topics such as equity, sustainability, and economic resilience, the overarching goal of the proposed comprehensive plan along the former West Trenton Line […]

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Diners on George St

Imagine New Brunswick

Fall 2021 Story MapSpring 2022 Story Map Background This year-long studio examined current conditions along the George Street vehicular access closure and the surrounding area. The street closure began in the summer of 2020 to promote safe outdoor dining during the COVID-19 pandemic. Overall, the closure had been well-received by businesses and the local community. […]

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University Hospital Newark NJ

Health, Hospitals and Affordable Housing: National and New Jersey Perspectives

Final Report Background This report seeks to educate all parties involved in the affordable housing and healthcare connection. This requires educating hospitals about affordable housing and the affordable housing community about healthcare and hospital systems. To this end, this report makes a number of recommendations. First, the report looks at the Community Health Needs Assessment […]

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Bike and Scooter Lane Demonstration Project in Asbury Park NJ

Bike and Scooter Lane Demonstration Project in Asbury Park, NJ

Story MapPresentation Background In this spring 2022 urban planning studio, 12 graduate students worked with Asbury Park, NJ’s Parking & Transportation Division to explore micromobility and active transportation options and infrastructure as ways to encourage expanded use of and enhanced safety of non-motorist travel. Students researched pedestrian, cyclist, and e-scooter user safety including current best […]

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