Bloustein graduate student Kate Millsaps awarded APA Sustainable Communities Division student essay award

Kate Millsaps, a dual M.C.R.P./M.P.P. candidate at the Bloustein School, has been selected as the first graduate student winner of the American Planning Association’s Sustainable Communities Division Student Essay Contest. Ms. Millsaps’ essay, written as part of Dr. Frank Popper’s class History and Theory of Planning, addressed equity as part of green space creation in […]

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JPER Writing Workshop to be held at Rutgers, July 20-22

The editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) will host the annual JPER Writing Workshop for New Scholars on July 20-22, 2016, at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ. The goal of this workshop is to improve the quality of written scholarship among new faculty of planning and […]

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Popper, Buffalo Commons featured in Harper’s magazine cover story

Wil S. Hylton’s “Broken heartland:The looming collapse of agriculture on the Great Plains (story archive),” the cover story of the July 2012 issue of Harper’s magazine, makes extensive use of Frank and Deborah Popper‘s 1987 concept of the Buffalo Commons as the land-use future for much of the region. The story details how the Poppers’ initial […]

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Rutgers professor featured in documentary

In 1987, Bloustein professor Frank Popper and his wife, Deborah, currently a professor at the College of Staten Island, proposed the return of much of the drier portion of the Great Plains to native prairie and reintroduce the American bison, or buffalo, that once made the land their home.  Throughout the 1990’s the Buffalo Commons proposal was […]

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