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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Reinventing our suburbs, our state, and our future

Here in New Jersey, it’s time to anticipate new social and development patterns, reimagine our suburbs, and prepare for a new generation of prosperity. Start by considering some history, courtesy of the superb new book New Jersey’s Postsuburban Economy by Rutgers professors James Hughes and Joseph Seneca. The authors recount how New Jersey successfully evolved […]

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Booming ‘Burbs: Suburbia Shapes NJ Culture

New Jersey has been the scene of revolutionary warfare, manmade catastrophes and devastating storms, but nothing has transformed our state like the Baby Boom, the unparalleled population explosion unleashed by the end of World War II. As veterans returned from the war, they were eager to start families and move to the suburbs. Sitting between […]

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