Editorial: No, we’re not losing all the good people

The project was conducted by Rutgers University graduate students under the supervision of Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy and Eagleton Institute of Politics. “There is no crisis here, it’s not that people are fleeing the state. There’s always a […]

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Millennials Not Hotfooting It Out of New Jersey After All — Report

“There is no crisis here, it’s not that people are fleeing the state,” said Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy and Eagleton Institute of Politics who served as adviser to the project. “There’s always a churn of young people move […]

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People are moving out of New Jersey – But is that a good thing?

Several studies have shown that many New Jersey residents are moving out of the state at a high rate. New Jerseyans say that the high cost of living in the state is forcing them to move to Pennsylvania and elsewhere. But as a state with an already high population, and not much open land left, […]

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Have Office Parks Become Obsolete?

The same demographic trends threatening New Jersey’s malls have left the state with dozens of abandoned office parks—sometimes referred to as “gray fields”—and countless vacancies in suburban office buildings. Lately, however, technology has changed the workplace again. “In 2007, the iPhone was introduced, heralding the smartphone era and providing mobility for workers,” says James Hughes, […]

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Can New Jersey’s Dying Malls Be Saved?

It’s widely believed that online shopping poses the greatest threat to New Jersey’s malls. Retail forecaster Forrester predicts that Web sales will constitute 11 percent of total U.S. retail this year, up from 8 percent in 2013. That doesn’t seem like a huge chunk, so why the dire predictions for malls? James W. Hughes, dean […]

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Voorhees Transportation Center, NJTPA are recipients of APA National Planning Achievement Public Outreach award

The American Planning Association’s (APA) National Planning Awards annually recognize outstanding efforts in planning and planning leadership. This year, the awards committee recognized five Excellence recipients, and honored an additional 16 recipients with Achievement awards. The Achievement awards recognize good planning work in different areas. The Innovations in Public Engagement public outreach program developed by […]

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Heldrich Center research team helps New Jersey create a new performance dashboard

A core element of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development’s mission is to “raise the effectiveness of the American workplace by strengthening workforce education, placement and training programs, and policies.” To improve the effectiveness of such programs, it is necessary to first increase transparency and determine to what extent certain programs are already […]

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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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Report Outlines Pathways to Greenhouse Gas Cuts in New Jersey

New Jersey has met its near-term requirement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, but reaching its 2050 goal will require much deeper reductions to meet this goal, according to a report released today by researchers at the Rutgers Climate Institute and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at […]

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