Transition2018: Bloustein faculty, staff, alumni will have an impact on New Jersey’s future

Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and a widely recognized expert on workforce, human resources, and employment policy issues with extensive experience in public and private sector policymaking, was named Senior Advisor to the Transition for Strategy and Policy and will also serve as a co-chair of the Stronger and Fairer Economy […]

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Rutgers study finds local governments use outdated technology

But local government agencies and other organizations can become technologically proficient to understand and manage their technology risks, according to the Bloustein Local Government Research Center. As stated by the center, there are six interrelated categories of risk: cyber security, legal, operational, financial, “reputational” and societal. Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director and senior policy fellow at the center, […]

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Bloustein students get glimpse of top-down transportation, pedestrian planning efforts in Philadelphia

In early October a group of Bloustein graduate students were given an glimpse of big city bicycle and pedestrian planning from a governmental perspective. Nine students from the Walk Bloustein Bike Bloustein graduate student organization traveled to Philadelphia to meet with representatives from the Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) and Bicycle Transit […]

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NJ job figures by the numbers

Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes said he was holding February’s report at arm’s length. One reason? The construction industry added 2,100 jobs, the government said, even though the cold and snowy weather brought construction projects to a standstill. Asbury Park Press, March 26

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Rutgers prof sees ‘tsunami’ coming for towns in a few years

While several towns were impacted during the “Great Recession,” forcing them to lay off and furlough workers, one expert predicts towns will go through another “municipal tsunami.” Professor Raphael J. Caprio of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said the reasons largely stem from severe state aid cuts to municipalities over […]

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