Exploring the economic transformation of New Brunswick, NJ; Feb. 1 2013

As part of the 2012 New Jersey Planning Conference, James W. Hughes, Dean of the Bloustein School; David Listokin,Research Professor and Co-director of the Bloustein School’s Center for Urban Policy Research and Dorothea Berkhout, Associate Dean of the Bloustein School, will present a visual and narrative exploration of the economic transformation of New Brunswick, NJ on Friday, February 1, 2013 beginning at 3:45 p.m. This event will take place at the Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.

This event was rescheduled from its original date in November 2012 following post-Hurricane Sandy weather conditions.

Dean Hughes will trace New Brunswick from its origins as a European port center, to its rise as an industrial and commercial city, to its decline as a manufacturing center, to its rebirth as post-industrial city. Changing technological, transportation and socio-economic dynamics will be emphasized. Lessons learned in the role of redevelopment efforts and leadership from government, civic leaders and the private sector will be reflected upon as the future of the city is discussed.

Professor Listokin and Dean Berkhout will provide additional commentary about the New Brunswick historical interviews that were conducted over the last year.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information about this event please contact Marcia Hannigan at 848-932-2828 or email mhanniga@ejb.rutgers.edu.

The New Jersey Planning Conference, which will be held Thursday, January 31 and Friday, February 1 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick and the Civic Square Building, requires registration for all other events. For more information about the conference or to register for other events, please visit www.2012njplanningconference.org.