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.

NJSPL – Are E-Scooter Users More Seriously Injured than E-Bike Users and Bicyclists?

Do e-scooters lead to more severe injuries than other micromobility modes? Which micromobility injuries are most commonly associated with a motor vehicle? What are some demographic differences related to e-scooter injuries (with equity implications)? Researchers Hannah Younes, Robert Noland and Leigh Ann Von Hagen worked on this study.

NJSPL – 50 Years of Protecting the Shore: What’s Next for CAFRA?

CAFRA’s history has mirrored 50 years of evolving public concerns including coastal industrial development and environmental impacts, and it contains threads that lead straight to present-day issues, including coastal retreat and the ever-sensitive issue of regulatory jurisdiction with regard to local land use.


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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 […]