South Jersey Community Capital

New Jersey Community Capital. South Jersey Initiative: An Investigation of Workforce and Economic Development in Atlantic, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties Giancarlo Di Lonardo, Lorena Guadiana, Connor Montferrat, Lauren Rava, Michael Soszynski, and Maggie Ussery View Report This report creates a set of baseline data, information, and recommendations for New Jersey Community Capital’s “South Jersey Initiative.” The full report is organized in five chapters. Research […]

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Encore Talent in Early Childhood Education

Bridging the Gap: Investigating opportunities for Encore Talent in Early Childhood Education in New Jersey Graie Hagans, Becky Kelleman, Yi Lu & Alana Vega View Report New Jersey is making significant efforts towards the well-being of young children through various policies. By addressing health and nutrition, early care and education, and economic supports for parents, […]

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Duke Farms

Somerset County Development Opportunities

Report This studio presents the findings of market studies undertaken during the Fall 2014 Duke Farms Studio class at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The market studies were undertaken for the studio’s clients: the Somerset County Business Partnership, the Somerset County Planning Department and the Somerset County Board of Chosen […]

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Bayshore Transit Study map

Bayshore Transit Study

Report Presentation In January 2015, NJ Transit asked a studio class at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University to conduct a study on transit improvements and recommendations in a region deemed the “the Bayshore Study Area”. The Bayshore Study Area is located in central New Jersey on the coast along Middlesex and Monmouth counties. This region is geographically vast, […]

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Regeneration: Designing Intergenerational Communities

Regeneration: Designing Intergenerational Communities Raimy Cheyne View Portfolio The Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University’s School of Architecture is hosting a design competition to explore new models in intergenerational housing. The competition sponsors are seeking to integrate an aging population into an active university setting in a way that improves community engagement […]

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Sayerville Urban Design Plan

Sayerville Urban Design Plan Steven Zimmerman View Portfolio Challenges The large recreational land use serves as a major physical barrier, separating the neighborhoods in the west and north from those on the east Opportunities Development of this site and, in future phases, the adjacent baseball diamonds, can lead to the reconnection of Sayerville’s neighborhoods. Site development […]

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Mathematics Immersion Program Evaluation

Mathematics Immersion Program Evaluation Shreya Barot, Noah Glyn, Kevin McGrath, Amanda Ragnauth View Report Higher education has been the focus of public policy debates for decades. Among the most pertinent topics relating to higher education are student debt, rising tuition costs, and whether colleges and universities are supplying students with the necessary skills to compete […]

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Middlesex Transit Study Map

Northwestern Middlesex County Transit Study

Report In January 2014, NJ Transit, and the Middlesex County Division of Planning asked us to conduct a study on transit improvements in a currently underserved area we termed “Northwestern Middlesex County”. The original study area is bound by US Highway 1 and Route 22 to the east and the west respectively; by the Raritan River to the […]

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Red Root Creek Wetlands

Report Presentation The Red Root Creek Wetlands Restoration Studio is a graduate planning studio of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The Bloustein studios provide students with a personalized and inter-disciplinary opportunity to conduct hands-on research around real-life problems, to work with real-life clients, and to devise team-based solutions. The concept […]

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Highlands Borough, NJ

Report Appendices Presentation   The small borough of Highlands, NJ had requested that Rutgers examine the many problems and concerns it faced as a result of the severe impacts from Hurricane Sandy. Over a span of fifteen weeks the students in this class were tasked with the responsibility of creating an urban design and redevelopment […]

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