NJSPL – Extreme Heat, Coastal Flooding, and Health Disparities

New Jersey is facing a myriad of climate challenges, many of which are linked to particularly problematic public health effects. Unfortunately, the state’s elderly population is uniquely vulnerable to these public health implications, and the population only continues to grow.

NJSPL – New Report: 15-Minute Neighborhoods

The 15-minute neighborhood concept gained visibility as the global pandemic demonstrated that local access to basic life needs is critically important. Fifteen-minute neighborhoods provide residents with easy access to parks, schools, gathering places, social services, places to buy healthy fresh food, and other amenities within a comfortable walk or bike ride.

NJSPL – Newark Community-Based Organizers’ Perspectives

What can we do about young adults who are disengaged and not enrolling in college? In this NJSPL blog, representatives of community-based organizations identify barriers that Newark youth face in planning for Higher Education and their future (e.g., limited finances, difficulties completing the FAFSA,

NJSPL Report: Resilience Through Functionality

In this work, we introduce a novel approach to resilience assessment, emphasizing essential functionalities over intricate attributes. Resilience, in this context, means ensuring uninterrupted access to critical services and functions during and after disasters.

NJSPL – NJ Progress with Offshore Wind Projects

Offshore wind has the potential to contribute to the state’s decarbonization goals while generating approximately 20,000 new jobs for the state by 2030, but exactly how these economic benefits will be distributed remains to be seen

NJSPL – New Jersey’s 2025 Tax Revenue Projections

Adjusted appropriations for FY 2024 are nearly $1 billion higher than in the original budget, while FY 2024 revenues are projected to be about $500 million lower. As a result, the current projection would see the budget surplus drop from $10.7 billion at the outset of FY 2024 to $6.1 billion at the end of FY 2025.

NJSPL – Marc Pfeiffer On Fixing the Open Public Records Act

OPRA, the state’s Open Public Records Act is showing its age. Now 22 years old, this important public policy suffers, in part, from age, neglect, unintended consequences, and unexpected use cases. Efforts to repair OPRA must recognize that the law affects all levels of New Jersey government, not just municipal.

NJSPL – New Jersey Employment Concerns Revisited

As 2024 began with yet another surprisingly strong jobs report for the U.S., and with a full year’s worth of 2023 state-level employment data now available, it’s worth briefly revisiting some of the trends discussed in our early December post on New Jersey’s employment situation.

NJSPL – Climate Education Initiatives in New Jersey

In 2020, New Jersey became the first state in the country to require climate change education to be incorporated across multiple subjects in K-12 schools. Two years later, Sustainable Jersey released a report on K-12 Climate Education Needs.


Upcoming Events

Freights and Ports Capstone Presentations 2


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, […]

Master of Health Administration Town Hall


The Town Hall is an open and informal forum discussion for students to provide feedback, offer suggestions, and hear the most up to date news about the program. Hosted by […]

Bloustein Honors Research Program Poster Session

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

The members of the 2023-24 Bloustein Honors Research Program cohort will be presenting their individual research projects in two formats.