Jersey City Studio

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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Map of Superstorm Sandy surge

Union Beach, New Jersey: A Case Study for Coastal Resilience

ProjectPresentation This studio report serves as an overview of the Borough of Union Beach, New Jersey through the lens of transdisciplinary studies of coastal resilience. With this exercise, we were able to better understand the risks and vulnerabilities that a mainly residential coastal community faces. By studying the economic, social and demographic trends before and […]

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Bayonne School District Pedestrian and Bicycle Travel Plan

Report Presentation Students in this fall 2016 studio at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy worked with clients from the City of Bayonne and the Bayonne Public School District to develop a district school travel plan that identifies barriers and explores potential solutions to address pedestrian and bicycle conditions around schools […]

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Rutgers University Bike Share

Report Presentation This studio project is an analysis of the health impacts of the potential new bike share program planned for Rutgers and three surrounding communities.  The report, prepared for the Rutgers University Department of Institutional Planning and Operation (IPO), highlights existing bicycle and transportation infrastructure, and analyzes the physical, mental, social, and economic health impacts of the potential bike […]

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Westinghouse Commons 2030 Vision Plan

Presentation Goals: To create a resource for local stakeholders that provides a unified vision for the station area as well as an implementation plan to outline a path for development TO use Transit-Oriented Development best practices in designing the site To promote a vibrant mixed-use transit hub serving the adjacent neighborhoods, the City of Newark, […]

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Plainfield School District Travel Plan

Plainfield School District Travel Plan

Report Presentation This spring 2016 studio at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy developed a district school travel plan that describes barriers and potential solutions that address pedestrian and bicycle conditions around schools in Plainfield, NJ. As clients of the studio, the Plainfield Public School District and the City of Plainfield […]

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Boonton Transit Oriented Development

Report Presentation Poster* The goal of this studio was to assist the Morris County Town of Boonton (pop. 8500) advance its transit-oriented development (TOD) goals. Boonton wishes to invigorate its historic downtown through redevelopment and recognizes that its public transportation assets – a station on NJ TRANSIT’s Montclair-Boonton line and commuter bus connections to New […]

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Miami Beach Design Studio 2016

Miami Beach: Resiliency and Adaptations by Design

Video Report Miami Beach, the eminent tourist destination, is learning to make their city better with resiliency planning. The city joined the 100 Resilient Cities network in 2017, and continues to work with planners and engineers to respond to climate change. Students in this spring 2016 studio worked with AECOM and the Miami Beach Resiliency […]

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West Orange Complete Streets Concept Plan

Presentation Summary APA-NJ “Outstanding Student Project” Concerned with the overall safety and comfort of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists in West Orange Township, the Pleasant Valley Civic Association, Thomas Edison National Historic Park, Township of West Orange, and a number of other West Orange stakeholders tasked the Walking and Cycling Studio at the Edward J. Bloustein […]

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Healthier New Brunswick

Presentation Report Poster Earlier this year, Middlesex County purchased the aging Wolfson Deck from the New Brunswick Parking Authority with plans to locate a downtown park in the center of New Brunswick. The County has owned the 525-car parking garage several times before, and this time it acquired the deck from the city for $4.1 million. Closure of […]

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