Urban Planning Studios

Reimagining Circulation in Somerset County, NJ

This Studio Class has worked with the Somerset County Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development to explore strategies that would complement and leverage the new vision for public transportation in Somerset County.

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.

Meadowlands Resilience Planning

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

Jersey City Mobility Hub Feasibility Study

With the city's existing transportation conditions in mind and a goal of providing last-mile connections and facilitating otherwise difficult crosstown travel, this graduate planning studio class aims to support the City of Jersey City Department of Transportation's...

Jersey City Heights Prospectus

Instructor: Barbara Faga 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...

Planning for Global Population Ageing

Report for Economic Analysis and Policy Division, United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs Instructor: Hal Salzman 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...

Delaware-Raritan Transit Corridor

Blue Sky Comprehensive Planning for Rail Reactivation Instructor: Thomas G. Dallessio AICP/PP/CPM/FRSA 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...

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...


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Career Virtual Drop-ins


Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido will be in a Zoom Room on Monday's beginning January 22, 2024 (excluding holidays and spring break) to answer questions, provide […]

Freights and Ports Capstone Presentations 1


All are invited to attend the capstone presentations to be given by graduate students in the Urban Planning: Freights and Ports course.  There will be two sessions: Monday, April 15, […]

Bloustein Research Seminar Series: Soon Yeon Lim and Lauren Nolan

Bloustein School, Civic Square Building 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

From Flowers to High-Rises: How Planning Experts Shape Greenbelt Land Development and "Information not Provided by Applicant": Missingness in Mortgage Lending Data and its Implications for Assessing Fair Lending Practices. […]

Evaluating sectoral decarbonization pathways for India’s net-zero ambitions

Bloustein School, Civic Square Building 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

You are invited to join Professor Mike Lahr for a guest speaker presentation by Professor Kakali Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. (she/her/elle), McGill University, Montreal, CANADA Associated reading: PAPER ABSTRACT: In the first of […]