Preparing New Jersey for the Next Economic Downturn

Preparing New Jersey for the Next Economic Downturn: Insights from the Great Recession Alex Barree, Vineeta Kapahi, Rafay Kazmi, Benjamin Levy, Jeehye Min, and Emilia Piziak View Report Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, New Jersey (NJ) continues to feel the effects of a slow recovery. The Great Recession created significant pressures on state […]

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Closing the Gap: Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit to Younger, Childless Workers in New Jersey Genesis Arteta, Rory Daly, Alyssa Howes, Fope idowu, Whitney Rosenbaum, Cayla Sekuler View Report The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit designed to be an anti-poverty tool that encourages work and supplements the income of individuals throughout the […]

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TOD Guidelines for New Orleans RTA

Presentation APA Showcase Program The Bloustein School studio team, in partnership with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA), developed transit-oriented community (TOC) guidelines specific to the City of New Orleans, Louisiana. The guidelines serve as a framework for encouraging future transit-oriented communities in New Orleans by promoting greater transit ridership and mixed-use development around […]

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Placemaking in Highland Park

Presentation Report Placemaking in Highland Park: Making Connections between Place, Health, Equity, and Economy In this spring 2019 studio, 12 MCRP students explored how to actively engage community stakeholders in the placemaking process to create economic vitality and inclusive healthy places in the Borough of Highland Park, NJ. Taught by staff from Bloustein and Project […]

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Planning for Carbon-free futures: A Duke Farms-based bootcamp

Presentations Introduction Street Trees Meadows Gardens Closing Reports Meadows Greenhouse     Planning for Carbon-free futures: A Duke Farms-based bootcamp to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through restoration and enhancement of natural systems. Duke Farms is the former estate of philanthropist Doris Duke. Located in Hillsborough, New Jersey the property is managed by the Doris Duke […]

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Reimagining Bloomfield Streets

Presentation Report Reimagining Bloomfield Streets: Planning for Health, Equity, and Safety through Walking, Biking, and Transit around the Watsessing Avenue Station Neighborhood In this fall 2018 studio, 14 MCRP students explored ways to improve access by all modes of travel to the Watsessing Avenue Station in Bloomfield and provided recommendations that enhance the community’s existing assets […]

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Proposed PATH station connection to Newark’s EWR

Between Fall 2017 through Fall 2018 approximately 50 Rutgers Bloustein graduate and undergraduate planning students participated in a series of five studios addressing the proposed 2023 PATH station addition to the EWR airport in Newark, NJ. In February 2017 the Port Authority announced their approval of the $1.7 billion PATH extension to EWR as part […]

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ONTRACK: Transit-Oriented Development for North Brunswick

Phase 1 Presentation Phase 2 Presentation Report The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is the most heavily traveled passenger rail corridor in the country. Over 2000 passenger trains move 750,000 people along the corridor daily to serve as a vital component of the regional transportation system. Working with AECOM and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) graduate planning […]

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Rutgers 2030 Master Plan Public Access

Presentation Poster Report Seven graduate students participated in this Fall 2017 studio through the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy to analyze two key elements for public access to the Raritan River as proposed in the Rutgers University Physical Master Plan – the RU 2030 Master Plan.  The key elements explored were […]

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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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