NJ suburbs bounce back as older millennials go for house and garden

A new report suggests suburban living in the metropolitan region may not be passé after all, although New Jersey’s urban counties are continuing to grow even faster than the suburbs. The new Rutgers Regional Report released yesterday indicates a possible resurgence of interest in suburban living in the New York-New Jersey metro area, as population […]

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Rutgers Study: A New Shift to Suburbanization?

A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the predicted transformative demographic shifts of the early part of the decade (2010-2016)—an urban resurgence and a suburban malaise—may, in fact, be reversing. The report, authored by James W. Hughes, University Professor and Dean Emeritus of Rutgers University’s Edward J. […]

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Prominent Real Estate Investor, Influenced by Rutgers Regional Report, Results in Successful South Jersey Acquisitions

In December 2012, Dr. James W. Hughes, Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, and his colleague, Dr. Joseph J. Seneca, published, Reinventing the New Jersey Economy: New Metropolitan and Regional Employment Dynamics. The Rutgers Regional Report indicated New Jersey’s office-based economy, such as office parks and post-industrial complexes, required […]

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Will millennials save New Jersey?

“They’ve delayed being launched,” said Cliff Zukin, a Rutgers University professor who has studied generational changes on American society. “They’re going to delay marriage, having jobs, kids, buying houses.” The combination of problems is causing New Jersey millennials to migrate out of state, a Rutgers University study found. Asbury Park Press.com, April 23

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New Rutgers Regional Report compares population shifts following major economic changes

Twelve of 27 suburban counties – over 44 percent – lost population post-Great Recession, while regional core experiences strong increase A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The Receding Metropolitan Perimeter: A New Postsuburban Demographic Normal,” authored by James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Joseph J. Seneca, […]

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New Rutgers report examines nation’s slow private sector employment recovery

A new Rutgers Regional Report, “Inching Our Way Back: The Nation’s Tepid Employment Recovery,” authored by James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Joseph J. Seneca, university professor and economist at the Bloustein School, examines the patterns of employment in the recession and recovery in the major […]

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Bloustein research leads new issue of “New Jersey Municipalities”

“How Sandy will Impact Our Economy,” an article by Joseph Seneca, University Professor; Nancy Mantell, Director of R/ECON; Michael Lahr, Bloustein Associate Research Professor; and Will Irving, Bloustein Research Associate in the April 2013 of New Jersey Municipalities, the magazine published by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, summarizes research the group conducted in January […]

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