The studio team, led by Professor Barbara Faga in Fall 2023, analyzed areas for new affordable housing in the New Jersey Meadowlands District, an ecologically sensitive and economically valuable location in North Jersey.
This Studio Class has worked with the Somerset County Office of Planning, Policy and Economic Development to explore strategies that would complement and leverage the new vision for public transportation in Somerset County.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) acquired approximately nine miles of an abandoned Norfolk Southern rail line that passes through eight municipalities in Essex and Hudson counties. NJDEP envisions converting the land into a new State Park in the form of a multi-modal greenway. This Spring 2023 studio, led by Barbara Faga, is beautifully outlined in this StoryMap.
This Spring 2023 studio report includes an evaluation of existing resilience planning in the New Jersey Hackensack Meadowlands District and the larger Meadowlands region with recommendations on possible next steps for promoting science-informed, and equitable climate adaptation. The studio was a collaborative effort with the National Science Foundation Coastlines and People Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub
The studio team, led by Professor Barbara Faga, was asked by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District (SID) to help advance the redevelopment of the project site on Block 2901 in Jersey City, NJ.
Instructor: Barbara Faga The studio team was asked by the Central Avenue Special Improvement District (SID) to help advance the redevelopment of the project site on Block 2901. The Central Avenue SID wanted to see what potential exists for development of the lot. The...
Examining the longevity patterns in an economy can offset the effects of aging. Yet, if the increased lifespan isn’t healthy and productive, longevity gains will not be beneficial. Without focusing on healthy living, aging will lead to an increase in ailments and disabilities in the older population. This studio report identifies crucial links to planning for longevity and healthy aging.
Report for Economic Analysis and Policy Division, United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs Instructor: Hal Salzman The world is greying. There are more older adults aged 65 and above today than children under the age of five. One in five adults will...
Over a three-month studio course, 17 graduate-level planning students were tasked with applying transit-friendly design principles to develop a collective vision and recommendations for several municipalities along the historic Reading West Trenton Line – which last saw passenger rail service in 1982.
Blue Sky Comprehensive Planning for Rail Reactivation Instructor: Thomas G. Dallessio AICP/PP/CPM/FRSA Blue Sky Planning takes an optimistic and visionary approach to developing an extensive comprehensive plan to a city or region. Accounting for important and emerging...