Natural Resource Development

Report Presentation Within the decade, U.S. offshore oil and gas (O&G) activity will locate and expand in, and around the small, traditionally subsistence-based Iñupiat villages of Alaska’s North Slope Borough. This new development has the potential for significant negative impacts on the unique, vulnerable communities and existing natural environments. Alternatively, or at the same time, […]

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Sea Bright, NJ

Report Presentation In late October 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated the coastal areas of New Jersey and New York. The Borough of Sea Bright, a small town of 1,400 residents located on a 1.3 square mile barrier island along the Jersey Shore, was particularly ravaged by the storm. The town was buried under several feet of […]

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Perth Amboy, NJ

Report Presentation The City of Perth Amboy (the City) is in a period of transition and currently attempting to better position itself for the future. Changes in leadership have led to a desire for a new strategic direction. The City faces many challenges, but also has many assets. It needs to better understand those challenges, […]

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Toms River

Report The Toms River Route 37 Waterfront Vision Plan will transform a section of the Route 37 commercial corridor in Toms River, New Jersey into Coates Point, a waterfront destination full of economic vitality and pedestrian-friendly spaces. Route 37 will be the gateway to the Shore, featuring modern residencies, public beach access, marine activities, incubator […]

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Ship in Belford

The Belford Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

The Belford Neighborhood Revitalization Plan Report This plan, the Belford Neighborhood Revitalization Plan, was prepared as the final outcome of a graduate student studio class at The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. The studio met from September through December of 2012 and was tasked by […]

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Adapting to Climate Change in Coastal Monmouth County

Report Presentation Coastlines are ever evolving, buffeted by the wind and waves, and drifting with the currents. Often, the evolution is gradual, seemingly imperceptible. However, occasionally, the evolution is accelerated by the onset of storms, which can eliminate islands, carve inlets into barrier beaches and completely flood low lying areas. In the New Jersey, there […]

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Milford Renewable Energy Feasibility Study

Milford Renewable Energy Feasibility Study In the fall of 2010, a planning studio was convened around the topic of renewable energy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  Planning studios provide an opportunity for students to apply the theories and practices taught in […]

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