Pedestrian and Bicycle Travel Plan for Bound Brook and So. Bound Brook

Final Report Presentation Students in this spring 2018 studio at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy worked with clients from both municipal and school governments in Bound Brook and South Bound Brook, NJ, Somerset County staff, RideWise, Inc., and members of Healthier Somerset to create a Pedestrian and Bicycle Travel Plan […]

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An Assessment of Experiential Learning in NJ

Are you Experienced? An Assessment of Experiential Learning in NJ Xin Huang, Christopher Myles, Kellie Palomba, Daniyal Rahim, Vanessa Raymond View Report Experiential learning (EL) is pedagogical technique that provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts from the classroom in real world scenarios. There is broad agreement that EL is critical for student development and […]

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Millennials In NJ: Migratory Patterns and Public Opinion

Millennials In New Jersey: Migratory Patterns and Public Opinion Jessica Brand, Evan Friscia, Alex Lleras, Anish Patel, Yasmin Robinson, Roshard Williams View Report Millennials are New Jersey’s newest adult generation. There have been some limited studies of this generation, generating a great deal of discussion in the attentive political community about whether this youngest cohort […]

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WorkFirst NJ’s Community Work Experience Program

WorkFirst New Jersey’s Community Work Experience Program Jana Blahak, Storm Ervin, Sofia Javed, Maheen Rashid, Daniel Saunders, Waqas Sheikh View Report In January 2018, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) asked graduate students at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy to conduct a four-month study on WorkFirst […]

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Superstorm Sandy Gap Funding Assessment

Who Says You Can’t Go Home? An Assessment of the Gap Funding Initiative: A recovery program for Survivors of Superstorm Sandy Daniel Coghlan, Jackie Halliday, Michelle Horowitz, Jazmyne McNeese, Rena Sherman View Report Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey southern coastline on October 29th, 2012. The Superstorm damaged or destroyed 346,000 homes, rendered 22,000 units uninhabitable, […]

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Social Cost of Carbon in NJ

At What Cost? Incorporating the Social Cost of Carbon into State-Level Policies in New Jersey Zach Froio, Pratyusha Kiran, Hera Mir, Liana Volpe View Report The most current and comprehensive scientific assessments conclude with extremely high confidence that human activity has increased the level of heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere, leading to […]

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Water Quality in the Raritan River Basin

Every Drop Counts: Locally Driven Policies to Help Improve Water Quality in the Raritan River Basin Edward Amador, Michael Freed, Christopher Gough, Zoe Linder-Baptie, Alexa Schatzmann, and Sarah Watson View Report This report was commissioned by the Sustainable Raritan River Initiative to identify locally driven policies that can be implemented at the municipal level to improve […]

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The Cost of Enforcement in NJ Municipalities

Low-Level Offenses: The Cost of Enforcement in New Jersey Municipalities Jane Allen, Yan Huang, Arcadia Lee, Holly Low, Kate Millsaps, and Thalya Reyes View Report This study analyzes the municipal costs associated with low-level offense enforcement by examining (1) the relationship between low-level offense enforcement and municipal spending and revenues, and (2) if poverty and […]

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Jersey City Route 139 – Bergen Arches Corridor

The Spring 2017 Urban Design Studio re-imagined the Route 139 – Bergen Arches Corridor in Jersey City, New Jersey into a multi-modal, mixed use, world class asset for the city.  The 188 acre, one-mile long site, lies between Journal Square and the Heights, in which the Bergen Arches act as an “urban dent” disconnecting the […]

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