National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment

Contact Information

Michael Greenberg, Director

Henry Mayer, Executive Director


Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

33 Livingston Avenue, Suite 100

New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Phone: (848) 932-2714

Fax number: (732) 932-0934





Center Overview

Established in 1998 at the E. J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment has been designated by the Rutgers Board of Governors as a strategic planning initiative of the University. It's mission is to establish itself as a pre-eminent university-based center for neighborhood and brownfield redevelopment focused on the three themes of service, education and research. The Center seeks to: Educate community leaders about the complex inter-relationships between brownfields and neighborhood redevelopment. Provide a national forum where public and private organizations, elected officials and neighborhood representatives can share their problems, initiatives and innovations. Conduct research into related issues such as reducing sprawl through urban redevelopment, releasing mothballed properties for redevelopment, building housing on former brownfield sites, and measuring the environmental impact of different land use scenarios.