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2010

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December
Career Shift Does Not Always Pay Off for the Jobless
Source: New York Times, December 31
“In many cases, these people are not very happy,” said Cliff Zukin, professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers University and one of the ...

Hoping for light at the end of the tunnel
Source: The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, December 31

"There's a lot of pain out there, and a lot of folks who are at their wits' end," Heldrich Center fellow Cliff Zukin told the New York Post in October. ...

Cycling to Sustainability in Amsterdam

Source: Urban Research, December 31
... Assistant Professor,Virginia Tech and John Pucher, Professor, Rutgers University ... The many dimensions of cycling's sustainability. There are many good reasons to ...


NJ GOP, Dem redistricting teams collaborating on tiebreaker
Source: Examiner.com, December 30
... reported last night that Professor Alan Rosenthal of Rutgers University, ... to 1994) and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

News bleak for homeless and 'couch homeless'
Source: Tampabay.com, December 30
... according to a national survey by researchers at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, Their fears aren't without basis. ...

2011 Jobs Outlook: Better, But Not As Good As It Was
Source: NPR, December 29
Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, describes the labor market in 2010 as ...
Daily Kos

Van Horn Says Unemployed's Pessimism a Drag on Recovery
Source: Bloomberg, December 29
Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

Rosenthal Likely to be 11th member of redistricting committee
Source:PolitickerNJ.com, December 29
Rutgers Professor and former Eagleton Institute of Politics Director Alan Rosenthal has backing from both Democrat and Republican five-man ...

 

Poll Finds Americans Remain Enthusiastic About Home Ownership
Source: NJ101.5.com, December 29
... to an earlier era," said James Hughes, the dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Economic Recovery in Jeopardy?

Souce: CNBC, December 28
Home prices dipped 1.3% in October, while consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in December. Phillip Swagel, a professor at Georgetown, and Bill Rodgers, a professor at Rutgers, discuss what these disappointing reports mean for the economic recovery.


2011 Jobs Outlook: Better, But Not As Good As It Was
Source: KQED Public Radio, December 28
... Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, describes the labor market in 2010 as ...

Some Superpower: 50 Million Uninsured Americans Now

Source: HyperVocal.com, December 28
“Just recovery of jobs isn't sufficent to address the issue,” Carl Van Horn, Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development said. “A lot of the jobs that people are ...

New Report Finds The Long-Term Unemployed Are Really Struggling

Source: NJ 101.5 FM, December 28
... Center Director Carl Van Horn says "we followed people who lost their jobs in ... Van Horn adds "most people believe that it will take them ...

Census figures endorse job-creation strategy
Source: Bismarck Tribune, December 28
It gave rise to the concept of the Buffalo Commons, which saw populations up and down a corridor from Texas to North Dakota age while the young people in ...

Number Of Uninsured Americans Soars To Over 50 Million
Source: Huffington Post, December 27
... Professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Long before the recession, ...

The Data and the Reality
Source: New York Times, December 27
Carl Van Horn, the director of the Heldrich Center and one of the two professors (the other is Cliff Zukin) conducting the survey, said he was struck by how ...

The Economy and Labor Market in 2011
Source: Blog by William Rodgers, December 27
I am cautiously optimistic about the economy's recovery. The new stimulus will help the recovery accelerate, but its impact

Unemployment fueling foreclosures in Central Jersey, even for well-to-do

Source: Mycentraljersey.com, December 26

James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said the current wave of foreclosures — which has affected all layers of the economy, even the upper echelon...

Experts See Economy Turning Corner In New Year
Source: NPR Radio, December 26
... and the job market won't be much better, says Bill Rodgers, an economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Poll Examines Life For The Long-Term Unemployed
Source: NPR Radio.com, December 24
For more on that poll, NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers.

Milford may go solar, thanks in part to Rutgers University student research
Source: Clean Energy Authority, December 23
Milford, NJ, may soon take the advice of Rutgers University students to heart as ... Students from the university's Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Cheaper to buy or rent in Belleville?
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 23
... Home prices probably won't rise before 2012, according to James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Has Obama Been Unfriendly to Business?
Source: Fox Business Network, December 23
Rutgers University Professor William Rodgers on Obama's efforts to work with the private-sector to create jobs.

NJ loses seat in House of Representatives
Source: Asbury Park Press, December 21
... gain or lose," said Rutgers University political scientist Alan Rosenthal, who chaired the state's congressional redistricting commission 10 years ago. ...

Does population slowdown = unemployment slowdown?
Source: CNNMoney.com/Fortune, December 21
So I rang up Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers professor who has focused recently on job trends. He said that overall population trends could indeed have an impact, ...

Losing Hope About a Recovery

Source: New York Times, December 21
... but unemployed Americans beg to differ: That pie chart is from a new report from Rutgers's Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, ...

Opinion: A bridge over troubled relations
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 20
By Martin Robins The recent suggestion from outgoing New York Gov. David Paterson that the Port Authority take jurisdiction over the Tappan Zee Bridge and ...

Use of rail-tunnel funds up in air
Source: Times Herald-Record, December 20
"They're not broke, but they're not flush," said Martin Robins, senior fellow at the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

 

A Cloud Hangs Over The US Economy

Source: Daily Markets, December 20
“This recession is not as bad as the Great Depression, but it's a close cousin,” said Carl Van Horn, director of Rutgers' John J. Heldrich Center for ...


NJ could lose seat in US House when Census data is released
Source: NJ.com, December 19
Rutgers professor Alan Rosenthal, who was the tie-breaking member on New Jersey's redistricting commission in 1992, said several factors beyond population ..

New Vt. gov's picks have potential conflicts

Source: NECN, December 19
Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy in the Eagleton Institute of Politics at New Jersey's Rutgers University, said a key question is whether ...

For the unemployed, the dream's a nightmare

Source: International Business, Times, December 19
"This recession is not as bad as the Great Depression, but it's a close cousin," said Carl Van Horn, director of Rutgers' John J. Heldrich Center for ..... and co-author with Cliff Zukin and Jessica Godofsky of The Shattered American Dream: Unemployed Workers Lose Ground, Hope, and Faith in their Futures. ...

Health clinics see reforms as good start toward curing system's ills
Source: myCentralJersey.com, December 19
"That raises the question of who will pay for it, but ultimately these things will end up in the premium we all pay,'' said Joel Cantor, director of Rutgers ...


Topic of declining populations still relevant

Source: Kansas Agland, December 18
The Poppers' controversial introduction of the "Buffalo Commons" idea referred to ... The "muscle of reality" in the Buffalo Commons notion is depopulation, ...
Dispatches from Kansas

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation accepting nominations for 2011 preservation awards

Source: Florida Times-Union, December 18
According to a recent study prepared by the Center for Governmental Responsibility at the UF Levin College of Law and the Center for Urban Policy Research ...

Chutzpah? Hypocrisy? Either way, it's politics these days

Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato/NJ Voices), December 17
Two cases in point, one local, one national. Locally, we have Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce (R-Morris) attacking ...

Jobless Glum About Future

Source: istockAnalyst.com, December 17
"Their outlook is very bleak," said Carl Van Horn, who heads the Heldrich Center and co-wrote the report. "Their outlook is that things are not going to get ...

Long-Term Unemployed: 6 In 10 Jobless Have Searched For More Than A Year, As Hopelessness Sets In

Source: Huffington Post, December 17
... survey released Thursday by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. A third have searched for more than two years. ...

The Shattered American Dream: Unemployed Workers are Losing Faith in their Futures

Source: Rutgers Media Relations, December 16
... Professor Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center and a co-author of the study, commented, “Well over half of the unemployed have been looking for a ...

Study: Jobless increasingly grim on future

Source: NorthJersey.com, December 16
“Their outlook is very bleak,” said Carl Van Horn, who heads the Heldrich Center and co-wrote the report. “Their outlook is that things are not going to get ...

Rutgers students present solar energy report on Milford

Source: NJ.com/Hunterdon County Democrat, December 16
Twelve students from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy studied potential alternative energy sources for Milford this semester as part of a ...


New Jersey Sees Private Sector Job Growth
Source: Wall Street Journal, December 15
“It's a very encouraging report,” said Joseph Seneca, a public policy and economics professor at Rutgers University. “One swallow does not a summer make, ...

State adds 10000 jobs in November; jobless rate unchanged at 9.2%
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 15

James W. Hughes, a Rutgers economist, said the numbers showed “very, very strong job growth.” The increase in jobs...“New Jersey has now had two good months in a row,” said Joseph J. Seneca, another Rutgers economist. “There is, however, a long recovery road ahead, ...

State economy adds 10,000 jobs; jobless rate stable Unemployment rate remains at 9.2 percent

Source: APP.com, December 15

"We're still at the very early stages of recovery," Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes said. "It seems like a little bit of confidence ...


Revisiting the Buffalo Commons
Marysville Advocate, December 15

Frank and Deborah Popper revisited their discussion of the Buffalo Commons at the annual ... Some shifts in land use are already apparent Frank Popper said ...

Community Survey results paint N.J. as wealthy, heavily populated with immigrants
Source: NJ.com, December 15

"New Jersey has always been an immigrant gateway," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

American workforce growing grayer
Source: USATODAY.com, December 14

... "Most people work longer because they have to," says Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center of Workforce Development at Rutgers University. "Many can't afford to drop out of the labor market without severe financial implications ...
Courier Post

Older workers staying employed longer
Source: USA Today, December 14
"Most people work longer because they have to," says Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center of Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

US Census Bureau to publish detailed demographic snapshot of America
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com , December 14
... a data profile of your own neighborhood," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

 

Cycle against obesity

Source: Fietsberaad, December 13
John Pucher of Rutgers University combined the data on the link between exercise and obesity from 14 countries and all American states, including a number ...

Topic of declining populations still relevant
Source: Salina Journal, December 13
"We really never expected it to have the impact it does, never expected it to still be talked about 23 years later," Frank Popper said Saturday at the ...

 

How our allergy to risk is hurting the economic recovery

Source: Washington Post, December 13

The 2001 recession wiped out 2.7 million payroll jobs, and it took four years for the economy to recover the lost jobs, says Joseph Seneca of Rutgers ...

The Flight from Risk: Recession's legacy stymies recovery

Source: Newsweek, December 12

In the 2001 recession, payroll jobs dropped 2.7 million, and it took four years for the economy to recover the lost jobs, says Joseph Seneca of Rutgers ...

Highly skilled: out of work, out of benefits, out of hope
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, December 11
But Carl Van Horn, Ph.D., said the effects of a financial-based recession, where people lost “assets, income and confidence in the banking system,” will not ...

 

BuiltInChicago aims to sprout more Groupons

Source: Chicago Sun-Times, December 10
Hal Salzman, professor of public policy at the Bloustein School for Public Policy and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, ...

Downtown Trenton working on a comeback
Source: Newjerseynewsroom.com, December 10
"Basically New Jersey is over-stored. And certainly Mercer County is over-stored. There's so much other retail space (outside of Trenton) in Mercer County that has greater accessibility to buying power," said James Hughes, dean of the urban planning ...

Opinion: The Great American Uncertainty
Source: NJ Spotlight, December 10
By James W. Hughes & Joseph J. Seneca, December 10 in Preview | In 2008, .... This article is based on The Great Uncertainty, Advance & Rutgers Report, No. ...

Unemployable after 50
Source: Minnesota Public Radio, December 10
Carl Van Horn: Professor of public policy and director of the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Kan. Farmers Union kicks off annual convention
Source: fox4kc.com, December 10
...featured speakers will be Frank Popper, a professor at New Jersey's Rutgers University ,... the couple first put forth the so-called Buffalo Commons notion for depopulating rural areas of the Great Plains region.

Study: Most new jobs added in 2010 are low-paying

Source: Job.com, December 9

A study conducted by two Rutgers University economists indicates that most ... The two economists who authored the study, Joseph Seneca and James Hughes, ...

Rep. Holt, N.J. business leaders come together and focus on job creation
Source: Newjerseynewsroom.com, December 9
... levels in more than 30 years, it's clear that this recession is far from over," said Carl Van Horn, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. ...

Create Bike Routes and Cyclists Follow
Source: Bike Delaware News, December 7
In "Cycling in New York: Innovative Policies at the Urban Frontier," transportation researcher John Pucher reports that the "number of bike trips in New York has almost doubled since 2000 thanks to a vastly expanded cycling ...

With A New Year About To Begin, There's A Lot Of Economic Uncertainty

Source: NJ101.5 FM, December 7

... A new report by the Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ... Rutgers economist James Hughes says "the recovery is going to ...

FLUID Construction Founder Adam Sinclair - Young, Green And Never Satisfied
Source: EZineMark.com, December 7

This is where post occupancy evaluations (POEs) enter into the mix, according to Jennifer Senick, Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Green Building at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

 

Study: most new jobs in 2010 don't pay well
Source: NorthJersey.com, December 7
Two Rutgers University economists studying the nation's ... said the report released Monday by economists Joseph Seneca and James Hughes. ...

istockanalyst.com

Survey finds slight uptick in hiring, increase in owner optimism
Source: NJBIZ.com, December 6
“This is most welcome,” said Joseph J. Seneca, professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. “The turn in confidence ...

 

Tax Credit In Pearl; Your Paycheck May Shrink
New Jersey 101.5 FM December 6

... Seneca said the economy's recovery, albeit a slow one, ... Seneca said whether to extend the tax credit is part of a larger debate over ...

Is new rail tunnel in state's distant future?
Source: Asbury Park Press, December 5
"There are substantial roadblocks for both," said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers. ...


If Only Laws Were Like Sausages
Source: New York Times, December 4
Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University and a former director of its Eagleton Institute of Politics, said the sausage metaphor ...


Dog-Walkers to Dominatrices: Many College Grads Face 'Malemployment'
Source: PBS NewsHour, December 3 (video and transcript available)
Rutgers professor Carl Van Horn says Abigail Lunetta is typical of her generation. CARL VAN HORN, Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers University: The ...

New Jersey's Troubled Transportation Outlook
Source: NJ Spotlight.com, December 3
... was so tied up in politics," said Martin E. Robins, the founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute at Rutgers University. ...
The Transit Junction Forum

 

Central Florida to Host Florida Trust for Historic Preservation's 2011 Annual Statewide Preservation Conference
Source: Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, December 3
Study prepared by the Center for Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law, and the Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

 

Gov OKs hiring law firm to fight $271M refund
Source: Asbury Park Press, December 2
Martin E. Robins, former head of a transportation policy center at Rutgers University, wondered where the state might find the money to pay back the federal ...


The latest take on earmarks: Much ado about nothing?

Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), December 1
Why should we fail to seize the opportunity the current interest in eliminating earmarks has generated? We don’t need to pick and choose ...


New Jersey Turnpike Outlook Revised to Negative on Toll Transfer
Source: Bloomberg.com, December 1
... significant,” Martin Robins, founding director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, said in an interview yesterday. ...

November

NJ Workers Scaling Back Sick Days

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, November 29

... Carl Van Horn, the Director of the Rutgers Heldrich Center for Workforce ... Van Horn points out the Federal Family Medical Leave Act does ...

 

Switching Gears: More Commuters Bike To Work

Source: National Public Radio, November 29
National Geographic Society CEO John Fahey (left), ... almost like a snowball effect," says researcher John Pucher of Rutgers University. ...
OBP News | Planetizen.com

You tell us: which NJ towns should not exist?
Source: NJ.com, November 29
But small doesn't always mean inefficient, according to James Hughes, Dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Rutgers Team Tries to Merge Green Building and Active Healthy Living in South Bronx

Source: Rutgers Media Relations, November 29
A team led by Professor Clint Andrews, director of Rutgers' Center for Green Building at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, ...

Women religious and the Catholic Church: Looking back to move forward
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), November 26
Women religious founded hospitals to care for the sick and ...

Museum celebrates water as art world inspiration

Source: Edison Sentinel, November 24
... including information about the Raritan River Initiative, which is associated with Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, ...

Subway Extension Draws Support, if Not Financing

Source: New York Times, November 23
... that was pledged to the rail tunnel, said Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

Governor Beshear's ethics rule for disclosures lacks detail

Source: Louisville Courier-Journal, November 22
Alan Rosenthal, a public policy professor at Rutgers University, said he'd argue that the state ethics rules for board members should be “cleaned up and ...

Cycling's New Rules of the Road

Source: The Wall Street Journal, November 22
John Pucher, a professor of urban planning and public policy at Rutgers University, praised New York City for its infrastructure gains. ...
Voz Iz Neias?


Classic car showrooms of Newark are remodeled into loft apartments

Source: The Start-Ledger / NJ.com , November 21
... James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, said there might be an opening for Newark in the condo sector ...

Panel will advise Gov. Christie on four potential sutiors in Xanadu redevelopment

Source: The Star-Ledger / NJj.com, November 21

James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, who studies economic trends in New Jersey...

Michael P. Hedden Joins FTI Schonbraun McCann Group as Managing Director
Source: PR Web, November 18
... Hedden earned a master of city and regional planning (MCRP) degree from The Edward J.Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Extending No. 7 subway to Secaucus could provide alternative to killed ARC tunnel

Source: The Star-Ledger, November 18

"It has been floated over and over and over again, said Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University.


Unfair burden: Tax-exempt properties and public services
Source: The Times of Trenton / nj.com, November 17

by Linda Stamato As fiscal constraints challenge municipalities, and cuts in police and fire personnel, particularly, are becoming necessary, municipalities need to scrutinize their budgets. It's time ...

NJ’s UEZ program faces scrutiny from $160,000 consultant
Source: Northjersey.com, November 17
Roland V. Anglin, executive director for the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation at Rutgers University, said that "many, many" studies have shown that the effect of urban enterprise zones and similar programs is "marginal" in helping the local economy. "What the econometric analysis across the country
...

The Road to Right-Size Cities

Source: Yes! magazine, November 16
Most plainspeople at first dismissed the Buffalo Commons as near lunatic a ... The Buffalo Commons experience suggests specific tasks for cities that ...

Non-profit services come with a cost
Source: Dailyrecord.com, November 16
By LINDA STAMATO Morristown is wrestling with Morristown Memorial Hospital over the hospital's use of its not-for-profit status to exempt office space from ...


Looking at the Times: A weekend of socializing, politics and information at KFU Convention Dec. 10-11
Source: KS Farmers Union, November 12
Frank Popper's “article “The Great Plains: From Dust to Dust” (Planning, December 1987), written with his wife, Deborah Popper, a geographer at the City University of New York and Princeton University, put forward the controversial ...

More New Jerseyans Lacking Health Insurance

Source: NJ 101.5 FM, November 12

... much faster than wages, even in good times. As they do go up that fast the affordability gap rises and the problem of lacking health insurance is becoming much more of a middle-class problem," said Joel Cantor, the director of...


A Preview of 2012 Redistricting
Source: RealClearPolitics, November 11
Alan Rosenthal of Rutgers University, an Independent, is usually the deciding vote, and this year he will have to choose a seat to eliminate. ...

Median home prices up 3.5%

Source: APP.com, November 11
... the third quarter of last year, said economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. "We are still seeing the ...

LEED Revision Tightens Energy-Efficiency Standards With New Credits, Categories
Source: The New York Times, November 11
...Clinton Andrews, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University in New Jersey and part of the university's Center for Green Building. ...

Newberry Main Street a model program

Source: Alachua County Today, November 11

The report, which was published by the Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida and the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University...

 

Re-engineering yourself as a 55-plus worker
Source: Examiner.com, November 9
If you're an older worker and are unfortunate enough to lose your job, it's more difficult for them to get back into the labor force," said Carl Van Horn, ...

 

We are not what we do
Source: MSNBC.com/Nightly News, November 9
Carl Van Horn is the Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and studies older workers for a living. ...

Rail riders lose in ARC tunnel fight
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, November 9
Martin Robins, the first executive director of Access to the Region's Core and later head of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, ...

NJ activists, parents warn against promoting charter schools as fix for education system
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, November 8
"We are not against charter schools," says Julia Sass Rubin of Princeton, whose daughter attends one. She is part of an organization called Save Our ...

 

At 'Gasland' Screening, Activists and Pols Warn of Danger Posed by Proposed Spectra Energy Pipiline
Source: The Jersey City Independent, November 8
... a study of the project's economic benefits that the company commissioned from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Ripples Of Foreclosure Crisis Felt In Higher Costs Of Paying Off Mortgage

Source: NJ 101.5 FM, November 8

... the dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. "Essentially for the average homeowner, ...

 

Sanity, fear and politics in America

Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), November 7

It’s been some week since the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear took place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. According toWikipedia, some 215,000 people showed up at the call of Comedy 

 

Demolition services recycle materials, entire homes
Source: Press of Atlantic City, November 7
That bothers Stuart Meck, director of the Center for Government Services at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Public Planning and Public Policy. ...

Dr. Riccards sits down with Roland Anglin
Source: The Hall Institute of New Jersey, November 6

Hall Institute Executive Director Dr. Michael Riccards sits down with Roland V. Anglin, Executive Director of Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation and a Faculty ...

 

Cablevision should make amends with customers
Source: myCentralJersey.com, November 6
And so we note the recent comments from economist Michael Lahr of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, ...

Gloucester Twp. among towns plotting redevelopment for when market rebounds

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, November 5
... wave were many of the same factors driving the larger real estate bubble, said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of ...


Trapped: Many Can't Afford Homes, Can't Afford to Move
Source: The Ledger.com, November 5
"If you can't sell your house, you can't move," said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers economist who co-authored the report, "Post-Recession America: A New Economic ...
Rismedia.com.


Public Sector Job Losses Slow State's Economy

Source: istockAnalyst.com, November 4
... according to the director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON). ... James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

 

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Safe bicycling and the right kind of infrastructure
Source: Urban Places and Spaces, November 4
This is what Professors John Pucher of Rutgers University and Ralph Buehler (now at Virgina Tech in Alexandria, VA) write about in articles such as "Making Cycling Irresistible: Lessons from the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany." ...


Rutgers economist: Recession will get brighter in Central Jersey

Source: myCentralJersey.com, November 4
... message Michael Lahr, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, gave during his presentation. ...

 

Forecast: NJ's Economic Recovery 'Inching Along'

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, November 4
Economics Advisory Service director Nancy Mantell says New Jersey has lost 42,400 public sector jobs since May. More than half came from local governments.

Only a modest gain in NJ jobs is expected in 2011
Source: Asbury Park Press, November 4
"We still remain in a very deep employment hole and have a tremendous amount of jobs to pick up," said James W. Hughes, an economist and dean of the Edward ...

Economists see rise in NJ income

Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, November 4
Economics Advisory Service director Nancy Mantell says New Jersey has lost 42,400 public sector jobs since May.

Public sector job losses hurting NJ economy
Source: NorthJersey.com , November 3
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick, said he did not expect the public sector job losses to ...

It's yes to NJ question
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, November 3
... know whether it's going to what it was intended for," James Hughes, a Rutgers University economist and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

Rutgers Report: Public job losses slow New Jersey's economic comeback

Source: San Francisco Examiner, November 3

Economics Advisory Service director Nancy Mantell says New Jersey has lost 42,400 public sector jobs since May. More than half came from local governments.


Only a modest gain in NJ jobs is expected in 2011

Source: APP.com, November 3

... average jobless rate from 9.7 percent this year to 9.2 percent, Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, said. "Very slow recovery," Mantell said.

 

Forecast: NJ's Economic Recovery 'Inching Along'

Source: MyFoxNY.com, November 3
The findings were released Wednesday during the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service forecast and conference in New Brunswick.
CNBC | MSNMoney | Washington Examiner | Forbes | CanadianBusiness.com | Trentonian | MyFoxPhilly | Newsday | Northjersey.com | Dailyrecord.com

 

Rutgers economist: Losses in government jobs worsen NJ unemployment

Source: myCentralJersey.com, November 3
Over the last decade, economists had been able to point to the public sector as a source of employment growth, but no longer, according to Nancy Mantell, ...

New Jersey Economic Recovery Inching Along

Source: CBS New York, November 3

Economics Advisory Service director Nancy Mantell says New Jersey has lost 42400 public sector jobs since May. More than half came from local governments. ...

 

Christie Scrapping Tunnel Brings $5 Billion Wage Loss, Threatens Montclair
Source: Bloomberg, November 3

... over the past 60 years, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

Business Week

Holiday Hiring Expected To Increase This Season

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, November 3
Carl Van Horn of the Rutgers Workforce Development Center says it's encouraging. .."let's hope that the people are out there buying toys for their children ...

New Jersey's Economic Recovery 'Just Inching Along'

Source: News from Rutgers, November 3
... the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON). Mantell made her observation during R/ECON's semiannual subscriber conference at the Edward J. Bloustein ...

 

Rutgers professor looks for recovery

Source: Princeton Packet, November 2
Dr. Lahr, of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, spoke as part of the Montgomery Economic Development Commission’s semi-annual Business Forum...

Casinos' actions raise concern
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, ‎November 1
James Hughes, who heads a public policy think tank at Rutgers University, said the recent decisions by the casino owners point to the need for state ...

Leaving North Jersey? Not so fast
Source: NorthJersey.com, November 1
... "If you can't sell your house, you can't move," said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers economist who co-authored the report, "Post-Recession America: A New Economic Geography?"...

Central Jersey ready for rebound
Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, November 1
... said Rutgers University economist Michael Lahr. Lahr, of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, spoke about statewide trends at a ...

Course to blend art, public planning
Source: Rutgers Daily Targum, November 1
The Civic Square Building in downtown New Brunswick is home to both Mason Gross School of the Arts and Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

NJ Regional Coalition names Lawrence Mayor Michael S. Powers "Mayor of the Year"
Source: The Trentonian, November 1
M. Teresa Ruiz, Dr. Roland Anglin from the Initiative for Regional and Community Transformation at Rutgers University, Sister Grace Nolan of Catholic ...

Experts: End of tunnel project hurts region

Source: Courier Post, November 1
... is going to bring economic calamity are a bit overstated," said Hughes, the dean of Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Besides the anticipated new jobs ..


October

PSEG threatens to leave NJ if it doesn't get millions in tax credits
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com , October 31
"Attention had become focused on specific initiatives," said Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca. "But there certainly has been this change and a ...

Long-term unemployed can face difficulties for years
Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, October 31

"A percentage of them will not ever work again," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University ...

First-ever Peace Corps recruits to hold reunion at Rutgers
Source: myCentralJersey.com, October 31
Timothy Shek, a graduate student at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, volunteered for the Peace Corps in 2007. ...

Experts Say End of NJ Tunnel Project Hurts Region

Source: ABC News, ‎October 30

... New Jersey is far less dependent on New York City for jobs than it was decades ago, urban planning expert James Hughes said. "Some of the dire forecasts ...

Commute might not need new tunnel: Slower job growth may lessen demand
Source: The Record, October 29

James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, points out that the economy has changed dramatically in the 15 years that the tunnel had been in the planning. "All the projections on the economy really...

Jobless Likely to Shun Election That Is Focused on Their Plight
Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, October 29
“There is such a leap between casting a vote and any help for being unemployed that I don't think most of them make that linkage,” said Cliff Zukin, ...

Vietnam Advisory blog

Unemployed likely to sit out midterm election
Source: Michigan Business Review - MLive.com, October 29
"There is such a leap between casting a vote and any help for being unemployed that I don't think most of them make that linkage," said Cliff Zukin, ...

Tax hikes not so unpopular
Source: Tampabay.com, October 29
... Congress over Republican objections to their cost, said Cliff Zukin, a pollster at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, who surveys the jobless.

The Big Day Dawneth
Source: The Vermont News Guy (blog), October 29
In fact, Rutgers University political scientist Cliff Zukin, in a paper he wrote last year for the AAPOR, argued that “these types of surveys have little claim of scientific validity and probably should not be reported.” ...

Ground broken for Camden medical school
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, October 28
"New Jersey has a very healthy supply of physicians compared to other parts of the country," said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State ...
New Emerging Medical Libraries blog

The ARC Tunnel: What Happened? What Happens Next?
Source: NJ Spotlight, October 28
... next week's elections, Martin Robins, executive director emeritus of Rutgers University's Alan M.Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute, pointed out. ...

It's Official: ARC Tunnel Is Dead
Source: Bond Buyer, October 28
The New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority sells bonds to help finance ... at the Alan M.Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

Rutgers Analyst Says Central Jersey Poised for Recovery
Source: ICEPN.com, October 27
That was the message from Dr. Michael Lahr, who spoke at the Montgomery Township Economic Development Commission's Fall Business Forum on Oct. 19 in Skillman. More than 40 people attended the business forum, which was sponsored by PNC ...

Christie mum on his decision on NJ-NY rail tunnel after 2-week reprieve when new ideas sought
Source: Washington Examiner, October 26
Martin Robins, head of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, called the higher-range estimates — which range from $11 billion to $12.7 billion — "disaster scenarios" that may never happen. ...

Despite Positive Signs, Financial Experts Say The Economic Recovery is Slowing Down

Source: NJ101.5 FM, October 26, 2010
... Rutgers economist Joe Seneca says it appears we're getting mixed signals ... Seneca adds "I don't thing there's any jet ride in the near ...

Christie mum on his decision on NJ-NY rail tunnel
Source: The Wall Street Journal, October 25
Martin Robins, head of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, called the higher-range estimates — which range from $11 billion to $12.7 billion — "disaster scenarios" that may ...
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Healthy communities walk and cycle more

Source: Projo Fitness Blog , October 25
John Pucher of Rutgers University was the lead researcher on the project analyzing city- and state-level data from the United States and international data from 15 countries to study the relationship between "active travel" -- bicycling ...

Professor to lecture on legal mechanics of private conservation

Source: Lincoln Journal Star, October 23

In a sense, Schutz's work is a response to the controversial Buffalo Commons theory, widely understood as an argument for depopulating the Great Plains and ...

Is the Recession Over? Apparently Not in New Jersey

Source: WCBS NewsRadio 880, October 22

While America is gaining jobs, New Jersey is stil losing. Joseph Seneca, an economist and professor at the Bloustein School, assesses the situation with Wayne Cabot.

Gov. Chris Christie delays decision on commuter rail tunnel
Source: Dailyrecord.com, October 22
Martin Robins, director of the Voorhees Transportation Policy Institute at Rutgers University, said the federal government develops cost ranges for complex ...

New Jersey Natural Gas Files to Extend Accelerated Infrastructure Program
Source: MarketWatch, October 22
According to a recent study conducted by the Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, for every $1 million spent on infrastructure ...

US Census Bureau sends select NJ households detailed survey to determine funding

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 21
"There is no data equivalent to it," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

 

NJ jobs report the worst in 18 months
Source: NorthJersey.com, October 21
"It's a very discouraging report," said Joseph Seneca, an economics professor for Rutgers University. "New Jersey is not participating in the, ...

 

Christie Denies New Jersey Taxpayers $3.4 Billion Insisting Money is Saved
Source: Bloomberg, October 21
Martin Robins, the tunnel project's original director, who now heads Rutgers University's Alan M.Voorhees Transportation Center in New Brunswick, ...

 

FPL Spends $623 Million on Florida Power Grid
Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel, October 20

"At the end of the day, customers are being required to pay so everyone should know what the utilities think they're getting value from," said Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic ...

State loses 20200 jobs in September
Source: Asbury Park Press, October 20
The New Jersey private sector this year has lost 3900 jobs, according to Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca. "We had thought we had started to ...

 

Opinion: What the Great Recession stole from black America
Source: CNN.com "In America", October 20
William M. Rodgers III is professor of public policy and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Three Views

Source: CentralJersey.com, October 20
Francoise and Anton Nelessen opened their home for an art exhibit three years ago, and now the stars have aligned and they are doing it again Oct. 15 ...


2 designs remain for new Tappan Zee Bridge
Source: NYC Subway News, October 19
Martin Robins, a transportation consultant who is working with the Rockland Legislature, said the cancellation of the New York-New Jersey rail tunnel project due to cost overruns proves how “brittle” the financing of public works ...

Want to talk about money invested in Bridgewater, Raritan and Somerville transportation projects?
Source: Bridgewater In Jersey, October 18

The meeting, open to the public and free of charge, will feature the following speakers: “Progress Report – Regional Center Mobility Issues”, Somerset County Freeholder Peter Palmer “Transportation Investment as an Economic Generator”, Jon Carnegie – Director, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center ...

 

New study reports walking and cycling can combat obesity & diabetes
Source: Vitesse Press, October 16
The team of researchers, led by John Pucher, PhD, professor of urban planning at Rutgers University, looked at health and travel data for 14 countries, all 50 U.S. states and 47 of the 50 largest American cities. ...

The Artful Blogger! » Urban Visioner
Source: The Packet Insider, October 16
Anton Nelessen is a noted urban visioner, but he is first and foremost an artist. “Eco City,” made from recycled computer and cell phone parts embedded in tar, is his vision for the future of cities. “I'm preserving the residue of the ...

 

Vehicular Bike Planning?
Source: Eugene Cycles, October 16
John Pucher of Rutgers, a leading bike transportation researcher, wrote a critique of the vehicular cycling approach last year: "While some people, especially young men, may find the challenge stimulating, it is stressful and unpleasant ...

 

Unemployment rate inches up; few jobs created

Source: UnemploymentLink.com, October 15
“After suffering through the worst economic disaster most have ever experienced, American workers have diminished expectations about America's economic future,” said Carl Van Horn, one of the authors of the study and a Rutgers public ...

 

The High Price of New Jersey's Cheap Gasoline Tax
Source: DailyFinance, October 14
Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, argues that the two issues are linked and that the ...

 

Three Views
Source: Packet Online, October 14
Francoise and Anton Nelessen opened their home for an art exhibit three years ago, and now the stars have aligned and they are doing it again Oct. 15 ... Mr. Nelessen — a professor at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, as well as founding …

 

Follow a young man's lead: Don't text and drive

Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), October 14
Young people tend to get more attention in the press for their troubles than for the good that they do or so it often seems. So, why not try to shift the focus when something a young person ...

Virginia Tech professor collaborates on study that links walking, cycling to better health
Source: Staunton News Leader, October 14
Collaborating with Buehler on the study were John Pucher, professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University (who ...

 

Canceled NJ tunnel reflects mood on spending
Source: WAMC Northeast Public Radio, October 13
"To say that I am disturbed by this behavior is an understatement," said Martin Robins, the project's original director and now the director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers University. "We're only talking here about highly potential …

 

Another Obstacle in the Lousy Job Market: More Responsibilities, Same Salary

Source: New Jersey 101.5, October 12

"...because employers are not confident yet that the economy is going to continue to expand," said Carl van Horn, a professor of public policy and the director of John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

 

MONTGOMERY: Economic Development Commission sets forum
Source: Packet Online, October 12
James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, will speak on the state of the US economy and the ...

 

Christie's Choice
Source: NJ Spotlight, October 12
That bridge was the site of an Amtrak accident about 10 years ago, Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation ...

 

Kansas Farmers Union Convention Scheduled
Source: CattleNetwork.com
Frank and Deborah Popper wrote the Buffalo Commons, “a conceptual proposal to create a vast nature preserve by returning 139000 square miles of the drier ...

Kids and Money
Source: WDEF News 12, October 11
Bill, a former labor department economist, Yana is a Rutgers professor, who runs Econkids.rutgers.edu, a project that used kids books to teach …

Dark days: NJ recession researchers see worker-woe ‘disaster’
Source: New York Post, October 11
There’s a cold, steady rain outside as I sit down to speak with Cliff Zukin and Carl Van Horn on a recent morning, and it feels appropriate. As professors on the staff of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers …

Restarting Start-ups
Source: NorthJersey.com, October 10
... and becoming entrepreneurs," said economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

 

Shrinking Government, Higher Fees

Source: WCBS Newsradio 880, October 8

Professor Joseph Seneca of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University talks with Wayne Cabot about whether shrinking government is causing higher fees....


Cost-overrun prediction for tunnel questioned

Source: Asbury Park Press, October 8
That led experts such as Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers, to question how the overrun numbers were ...

 

NJ Gov. Christie agrees to reconsider tunnel cancellation

Source: APP.com, October 8

Martin E. Robins, who used to head a transportation think tank at Rutgers University, said the cost overruns are estimates based on possible problems, such ...

 

U., city team up to build new after-school program
Source: RU Daily Targum, October 6
Associate Professor Radha Jagannathan of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Professor Michael Camasso of the School of ...

Sen. Frank Lautenberg to Visit Rutgers Discuss Homeland Security and Transportation
Source: Rutgers Media Relations, October 6
The program is cosponsored by Rutgers Center for Transportation Safety Security and Risk the National Transit Institute and the Alan M Voorhees ...

Tax abatements for small cities
Source: RU Daily Targum, October 5
New Brunswick should partner with the University and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning in order to conduct a cost-benefit ...

Rental Housing Is Less Affordable

New Jersey 101.5 FM October 4

... to cover the debt service that they took on," said Hughes, the dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Security awareness is everyone's responsibility
Source: Examiner.com, October 4
The National Transit Institute has provided the public with a list of what to look for when traveling on trains. If you noticed any suspicious activities ...

What Mothers Want Conference Oct. 19 at Rutgers
Source: Your (Wo)Man in Washington (blog), October 4
Your (Wo)man in Washington joins Rutgers Poli Sci professor Jocelyn Crowley at Rutgers University on October 19, 2010, to present a conference on mothers, paid work and carework. This post explains the origins of the conference and what ...

Considering Bison: New Documentary “Facing the Storm” a Smart, Elegant Production
Source: Newwest.net, October 4
You’ve never seen anything tumble over a buffalo jump like this. .... Plains be basically given back to the bison—the so-called Buffalo Commons proposal. ...

Regional cap and trade is working - and maligned
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, October 4
Frank Felder, director of Rutgers Center for Energy, Economic, and Environmental Policy, said RGGI was designed as a catalyst to influence national and ...

Will Gov. Chris Christie stunt the state's economy to keep up his political image?
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, October 3
“This is all caused by his imprudent decision not to raise the gas tax,” says Martin Robins, a transit expert at Rutgers University who previously worked on ...

Economic and Financial Literacy Finally Get Their Due
Source: Rutgers Labor Economic William (Bill) Rodgers’ blog, October 2
William (Bill) Rodgers: I am Professor and chief economist at the Heldrich Center, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, and a senior research affiliate of the National Poverty Center, University of ...

Did NYC Bike Commuting Decrease in 2009? That's What The Census Says
Source: Streetsblog New York, October 1
Rutgers professor John Pucher, author of the study “Cycling in New York City: Innovation at the Urban Frontier” [PDF], argued that the ACS data are more ...

 

September

Study Shows Hope for Seattle Bike Infrastructure
Source: PubliCola, September 30
Rutgers University planning professor Dr. John Pucher is one of the leading bike transportation researchers in the US. A significant portion of his research ...

Wild wonders: Hawes-Davis delivers definitive doc on bison with Facing the Storm
Source: Missoula Independent, September 30
The concept of a Buffalo Commons National Park was heavily criticized when first proposed more than 20 years ago, but as Hawes-Davis illustrates, public opinion is swaying. "The plains were never settled as expected," says Frank Popper, ...


Economy gets less attention in 3rd District
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, September 30
... about the economy's rebounding quickly, according to a Labor Day poll by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

Census: New Jersey hit hard by recession
Source: Star-Ledger, September 29
"The end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 we were falling off an economic cliff, so the fact the numbers weren't worse is encouraging," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein …


Women bikers: Revolution Cycles hopes to get more women on wheels
Source: TBD.com, September 29
Check the work of transport economics scholar John Pucher of Rutgers University: "Pucher calls women the indicator species of the healthy community," Koch ...


Stats show New Jersey's economic woes

Source: Gloucester County Times, September 29

"We may not have the dramatic economic changes we're seeing in states like Florida and Michigan, but we do have a negative alignment of factors that's feeding into people's anxiety and general malaise," said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economics ...

Fiscal Responsibility? NJ Borrows $2 Billion for Toll Roads as Rail Tunnel Stalls

Source: Mobilizing the Region, September 29
But former Rutgers Voorhees Transportation Center director Martin Robins has pointed out that defunding ARC could only “take the pressure off” the Trust ...

'Nurture thru Nature' launches program for grade schoolers
Source: Asbury Park Press, September 29
Created by Radha Jagannathan of the Bloustein School and Michael Camasso of ... Please contact co-principal investigators Professor Radha Jagannathan at ...

N.J. residents not optimistic, despite faring better than rest of nation during recession
Source: NJ.com, September 28
… we do have a negative alignment of factors that’s feeding into people’s anxiety and general malaise," said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economics …

Texting while driving killed at least 16000 in US
Source: IBTimes Hong Kong, September 28
Car companies are not keeping the risks of distracted driving in mind when designing their next-generation vehicles, according to Linda Stamato who writes ...

Newark continues overspending despite massive layoffs, tax hikes
Source: NJ.com, September 28
... and Robert Curvin, a senior policy fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

 

The Future of the ARC Tunnel
Source: NJSpotlight.com, September 28
... project in the nation -- to bail out the bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund? ... of Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, noted. ...

Texting and Driving Has Killed at Least 16000 Americans, Study Reports
Source: AOL News, September 28
And as Linda Stamato at NJ.com points out, car companies aren't exactly keeping the risks of distracted driving in mind when designing their next-generation ....

Do Soft Skills like Trust and Teamwork Drive Economic Success?
Source: Rutgers Focus, September 27
Researchers Radha Jagannathan and Michael Camasso think the answer is more complex Lowwattage entrepreneurial behavior on the part of individuals – or even ...

Florida Trust House Highlighted in Updated Economic Impact Study
Source: Florida Trust, September 27
The study was prepared by the Center for Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law, and the Center for Urban Policy Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Planning and Public Policy ...

Economy, jobs are key issues in NJ's closest congressional race
Source: Asbury Park Press , September 27
... according to a Labor Day poll by Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Workers blame Bush and Obama for the economic ...

Yellin: Credentials for running for Berkeley Heights Council
Source: Independent Press - NJ.com, September 27
I am currently earning my MA in Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University; the Bloustein School is ranked #4 in the United ...

Continental Airlines brand destined for the dustbin
Source: The Record/Northjersey.com, September 26
"Continental has been a major presence in New Jersey and the East Coast for a long time,'' Rutgers Professor Joseph J. Seneca said of Continental's pending union with United Airlines, expected to …

How to keep Social Security solvent? N.J. experts weigh in
Source: Asbury Park Press, September 26
… signature date. The first baby boomers hit the big six-five. That is going to be some run," said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. "The stresses

Lawmakers weigh in on how to save program
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, September 26
"Jan. 1, 2011 is a signature date. The first baby boomers hit the big 65. That is going to be some run," said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School … Rutgers economics professor Joseph Seneca, also at the Bloustein School, regards Jan. 1 as the "baby-boomer tidal wave." How best to alter the system? ...

What Mothers Want Conference
Source: Mothers' Centers Blog, September 26
Jocelyn Crowley, as the academic, began work in 2008 on a large study to understand certain types of mothers' groups in the United States. These are groups that tend to attract mothers into their fold based on whether or not they are ...

Life Cycling
NJN News Healthwatch Report NJN Public Television, September 23

Rutgers transportation expert says riding a bicycle to work is a highly effective way to fight obesity and diabetes.


Don't let this opportunity slip away: Keep Hudson rail tunnel project on track
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, September 23
Martin E. Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, was the original project director of Access to the ...

Fit types
Source: The Niagara Falls Review, September 23
A study by David Bassett of the University of Tennessee and John Pucher of Rutgers University report that "countries with the highest levels of active ...

Historic Preservation Economics Impacts
 
Source: Maddux Tampa Bay News Wire, September 23
UF researchers, partnering with the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University, examined activities that included rehabilitation of historic buildings, heritage tourism, state historic preservation grants, operations of ...

Analysis says NJ should cut 19000 workers
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 23
Joseph Seneca, a public policy and economics professor at Rutgers University, said the state workforce in New Jersey needs to be looked at in conjunction ...

Some health care reform provisions began Thursday
Source: The Minnesota Daily, September 23
... a great spike in insured young people, according to the University-sponsored study, which was authored by Joel Cantor, a Rutgers University professor. ...

Report: College Education Worth The Investment
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, September 22
In an interview with Millennium Radio, economist Joe Seneca at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Can a nation switch gears? Study correlates walking, cycling and obesity levels
Source: Deseret News, September 22
A Rutgers transportation expert says the United States could solve part of its obesity problem by making it easier for people to bike or walk where they need to go. John Pucher analyzed data from 15 countries, 50 states …

Looming End To Tax Cuts Stirs Political Battle
 
Source: National Public Radio, September 21
To size up those policymaking efforts, we've called William Rodgers. He's a Rutgers University professor of public policy and former chief economist for the ...


Jobless workers dispute claim that unemployment benefits foster complacency
Source: Los Angeles Times, September 21
"We find Americans have great sympathy and empathy for the plight of the unemployed," wrote the survey's coauthor, Cliff Zukin of the John J. Heldrich ...

Economists: New Jersey's recovery will be slow
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 21
Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, said a forecast she undertook in July indicates that the state will not to return to its ...

Unemployment Takes Toll on the 55 and Up Crowd
Source: KSRO 1350AM Radio (Sonoma County), September 21
Guest: Dr. Carl Van Horn, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University

Study correlates walking, cycling and obesity levels
Source: The Spokesman Review, September 21
Proving cause and effect is impossible, “but you have this interesting relationship,” said Pucher, a professor at Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and ...

No Cellphones, No Texting: Don’t Drive Distracted in New Jersey

Source: The Hall Institute of Public Policy, September 20
By Linda Stamato. In this state, drivers need all their powers of concentration to get where they’re going. Talking on cellphones and texting are distracting and, the evidence is clear, they lead to accidents. The significant ...

For the Unemployed Over 50, Fears of Never Working Again
Source: New York Times, September 20
"That's what we should be worrying about," said Carl E. Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...
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Johnson & Johnson Private enterprise and public trust
Source: NJcom, September 20
Linda Stamato Follow. Share this story. Story tools. babycream1920_pic1jpg .... Linda Stamato stories with the most comments in the last 7 days ...


Ranks of Women on Wall Street Thin
Source: The Wall Street Journal, September 20
William Rodgers III, a Rutgers University professor and former chief economist at the Labor Department, said technology likely accounts for some of the ...

Older unemployed struggle to rejoin the work force
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"That's what we should be worrying about," said Carl E. Van Horn, professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

NJ police salaries rank highest in nation with median pay of $90672
Source: Source: NJ.com, September 19
People put up with the high costs here because generally the quality of life is good," said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

Press analsyis finds tax abatements don't benefit Egg Harbor Township schools, and they aren’t alone
Source: Press of Atlantic City, September 18
Tax abatements were originally created to even the playing field between urban centers and suburban districts, said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Cities traditionally …

Get healthy with 'active transportation'
Source: The Sault Star, September 18
A study by David Bassett of the University of Tennessee and John Pucher of Rutgers University report that "countries with the highest levels of active transportation generally had the lowest obesity rates." Leading the way in active ...

Worldwide, Walking and Cycling Communities Experience Lower Obesity
Source: Physical Therapy Products, September 17
Lead author John Pucher, PhD, a professor at Rutgers University, and his team found that people are more likely to have healthy weights if they live in ...

What Makes Us Happy?
Source: Rutgers Focus, September 16
At Rutgers, academics from both the hard sciences and the social sciences ... Graham's talk, cosponsored by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...


Bicycle Spokesmodel Terry Thuemling
Source: Over the Bars in Milwaukee, September 16
The best advice I've seen regarding how to change the situation comes from John Pucher of Rutgers University and David Horton of Lancaster University. If you care about this stuff at all, please read “Fear of Cycling” by David Horton. ...

NJ fifth ranked for people leaving
Source: The Bridgeton News - NJ.com, September 16
"People are being pulled out, and they're being pushed out," said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economics professor who studies migration. ...

N.J. unemployment falls slightly
Source: Vineland Daily Journal, September 16
... it's going to accelerate, and their top line numbers sales revenues are going to grow robustly," Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca said. ...

New Jersey's addition of 7700 private sector jobs since May bodes well for economy
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 16
Yet the private-sector numbers – 7700 jobs added in three months – show a more encouraging picture, said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist. ...

Raritan River watershed workshop at Rutgers' Bloustein School in New Brunswick
Source: NJ.com, September 16
30, from 2 to 4 pm at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, located at 33 Livingston Ave. The course will familiarize ...

Study links walking, cycling and obesity
Source: Monterey County Herald, September 16
A Rutgers transportation expert says the ... at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

More on compulsory helmets
Source: Stuff.co.nz, September 16
The SMH reporter talked to a number of people, including a professor who studies transport at Rutgers University in New Jersey, John Pucher. ...

On or off? Bicycle helmets Do’s and Don’ts
Source: Brisbane Times, September 16
John Pucher, a professor who studies transport at Rutgers University in New Jersey, tells the Herald that for an individual, wearing a helmet is "clearly ...

Link Between Walking, Cycling and Health
Source: Science Magazine, September 15
John Pucher of Rutgers University was the lead researcher on the project. Ralph Buehler of Virginia Tech and Dr. Andrew Dannenberg of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

NJ government workers rush to retirement
Source: WHYY, September 15
Rutgers University public policy professor Carl Van Horn says Governor Christie's call to change pension and health care benefits is one reason why workers ...

Study links obesity to reliance on cars
Source: Omaha World-Herald, September 15
John Pucher of Rutgers University analyzed data from 15 countries, ... at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Minorities now nearly half of Bergen County children, and just over half in the state  
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 15
"It increased immigration from nations that had been excluded before," said James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

Op-ed: Are There Jobs That Can't Be Outsourced?

Source: New York Times, September 14

Hal Salzman is a professor of public policy at the E.J. Bloustein School and the J.J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Calling for more education as a bulwark against job offshoring ...


Gubernatorial candidates often mum on budget details
Source: The Illinois State Journal-Register, September 14
“He was very specific in saying he was not going to raise taxes,” said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. ..

Can a nation switch gears? Study correlates walking, cycling and obesity levels
Source: The Republic, September 14
A Rutgers transportation ... at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University . ...

One in seven Americans now living in poverty
Source: Hamsayeh.Net, September 14
The impact of the economic slump on the thinking of working people was indicated in a survey by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

Rutgers gets $1.15M for its employment program for the disabled
Source: NJBiz.com, September 13
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University has been awarded an additional $1.15 million from the U.S. Department of L…


When retirement takes you by surprise
Source: BBC News, September 13
"Older workers have much greater difficulty reconnecting with the labour market," says Carl Van Horn, who heads the John J Heldrich Center for Workforce ...

A sustainable recovery? Not without a more comprehensive economic program
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), September 12
I didn’t intend to write a sequel to my Labor Day blog, certainly not this soon anyway, but,

Op-Ed: Paying the Price
Source: The New York Times, September 10
A survey of American workers by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that more than 70 percent had either lost a job or ...

New Jersey could help solve obesity by making it easier for people to walk or bike
Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, September 10
A Rutgers transportation expert says the United States — and New Jersey — could solve part of its obesity problem by making it easier for people to bike or walk where they need to go. John Pucher analyzed data from 15 countries …

Fit Fact - Walkable Communities Have Lower Levels of Obesity
Source: About.com: Health, September 10
I think we could all guess that, but the lead author, John Pucher made an interesting point, saying that "As obvious as it is, it's shocking that Americans ...

Obama's New Economic Proposals
Source: WHYY radio, September 9
This week, President Obama announced a number of initiatives to stimulate the ailing … talks with Rutgers University economist JOSEPH SENECA about Obama’s new ...

Oakes Pond development dogged by environmental questions
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 9
This practice is common, according to Dr. Judy Shaw, senior research associate for Rutgers University's National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment.

Report reflects insecurity about future of job market
Source: RU Daily Targum, September 9
Carl Van Horn and Cliff Zukin, professors at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, prepared the report, “American Workers Assess an ...

New Brunswick becomes model for Atlantic City
Source: RU Daily Targum, September 8
Two of Bray's examples of successful redevelopment projects were the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and New Brunswick High School, ...

As Stadiums Vanish, Their Debt Lives On
Source: The New York Times, September 7
… said James W. Hughes, the dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. “But this being New Jersey, they couldn’t leave well enough alone. All of…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Opinion: 'Basic' Business, the Key to New Jersey's Telecom Rebound
Source: NJSpotlight.com, September 7
Opinion piece by James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca…In the final quarter of the 20th century, New Jersey’s telecom industry, led by AT&T, was one of the primary drivers behind the state's information-age economy. …

Spend all the money you want, just don’t call it a “stimulus”
Source: APP.com/In The Money (blog), September 7
*Carl Van Horn, one of the study's authors, told me this morning that he suspected that the political discussion has made the word toxic. ...

Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Has Been Slow to Hire
Source: The New York Times, September 6
... to emerging markets,” said Hal Salzman, a public policy professor at Rutgers and a senior faculty fellow at Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...
Also at: CNBC.com


Friends, family share pain of those struggling to find employment
Source: Plain Dealer, September 6
... according to a survey released last week by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Jersey. ...

Unemployed just want to work
Source: Herald News/NorthJersey.com, September 6
The poll, done by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, showed nearly 3 in 4 were affected by the recession, including losing a full- or ...

Young, Green And Never Satisfied
Source: Self Certification Mortgage, September 4
This is where post occupancy evaluations (POEs) enter into the mix, according to Jennifer Senick, Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Green Building at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

No Surprise: Walking, Cycling Linked to Healthier Weights
Source: U.S. News & World Report Health, September 4
... lead author John Pucher, a professor who studies transportation at Rutgers University in New Jersey, said in a Center for Advancing Health news release. .. .
Also at: Drugs.com | Manyyearsyoung.com

Hudson County's high rates of unemployment are blamed on education levels and poverty that hold jobseekers back
Source: The Jersey Journal - NJ.com, September 4
... end up losing their jobs first," said William Rodgers, chief economist at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Economic Recovery Still A Long Way Off
Source: NPR, September 3 (transcript and audio available)
Professor CARL VAN HORN (Public Policy, Rutgers University): It's about half what we need just to keep even. KEITH: Carl Van Horn is a public policy ...

Opinion: 'Basic' Business, the Key to New Jersey's Telecom Rebound
Source: NJSpotlight.com, September 3
Opinion piece by James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca…In the final quarter of the 20th century, New Jersey’s telecom industry, led by AT&T, was one of the primary drivers behind the state's information-age economy. …

Unemployment rate inches up; few jobs created
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, September 3
A recent survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University underscores the devastating impact of the nation's prolonged ...

Rutgers Study: Workers Hold Little Hope For An Economic Rebound Anytime Soon
Source: NJ1015.com, September 2
Dr. Carl Van Horn of the John J. Heldrich Center Workforce Development at Rutgers, a research and policy Center, says the study found that over the next ...

Economic forecast calls for pain, poll respondents say
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, September 2
Resentment of foreign workers tends to spike in hard economic times, says Carl Van Horn, who prepared the study with Cliff Zukin. ...

Unemployment Impact: Three Out Of Four Americans Affected By Recession
Source: Spreadit.org, September 2
The report was conducted by Rutgers professors Carl Van horn and Cliff Zukin. Only individuals that had lost their job themselves, or had a close friend or ...

Most Americans expect economy to stay in recession or worsen
Source: USAhitman.com, September 2
The report, prepared by professors Carl Van Horn and Cliff Zukin of Rutgers' John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce and Development, was based on a sample of more than 800 people across the country, 14 percent of whom lost a full-time or ...

Economic forecast calls for pain, poll respondents say
Source: Cherry Hill InJersey, September 2
Resentment of foreign workers tends to spike in hard economic times, says Carl Van Horn, who prepared the study with Cliff Zukin. Both are Rutgers professors. "If you look at the history of America, in the Depression the attitude toward ...

An ode to New Jersey's farmers markets
Source: NJcom (blog by Linda Stamato), September 2
Farmers' markets are a welcome sight in New Jersey. Visiting the vibrant spectacle of this one, in Morristown, on a lovely Sunday in August prompted a blog--an ode, really, to this fairly new development …

NJ unemployment rises, economists see slow recovery

Source: Daily Targum, September 2
While the first quarter increase in GDP more than doubled what was reported for the second quarter, James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School ...

Who doesn't love a good farmers' market?

Source: NJ.com, September 2
Linda Stamato reminds us why it's great to live in the Garden State - especially while the produce is still freshly coming in. In her article, An Ode To New ...

Rutgers survey: Half of American workers 'very concerned’ about job security
Source: NorthJersey.com, September 1
"We did not use the term 'disaster' at all lightly," Cliff Zukin, another of report's authors said in a telephone press conference. ...

Rutgers survey finds most Americans expect economy to stay in recession or worsen
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, September 1
The report, prepared by professors Carl Van Horn and Cliff Zukin of Rutgers' John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce and Development, was based on a sample of ...

American Workers Believe Economic Conditions Will be Same or Worse Next Year
Source: IndustryWeek, September 1
... professors Carl Van Horn and Cliff Zukin of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, a research and policy center at Rutgers University. ...

Rutgers study: Americans are profoundly pessimistic about prospects for prosperity
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, September 1
The report, "American Workers Assess an Economic Disaster," was authored by professors Carl Van Horn and Cliff Zukin of the John J. Heldrich Center for ...

American Workers Assess an Economic Disaster
Source: News from Rutgers, September 1
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is based at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, at Rutgers University. ...

T. Alexander Pond, Former Executive Vice President and Acting President of Rutgers University, Dies at 85
Source: Rutgers Media Relations, September 1
Joseph Seneca, University Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said Pond was instrumental in shaping state policy to ...

 

August

Tax Abatements: A broader view, or, “Stop high cost tax abatements and make a dent in corporate welfare (part 2)
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), August 30
Several studies are available under “Reports”on the home page of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy including a 2006 study of the ...

Selling or buying a home? Here's an expert's advice
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, August 30
Those are the observations of James Hughes, one of the nation's foremost real-estate authorities and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and ...

As unemployed lose benefits, more seek welfare benefits
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, August 30
"Once you took it away from the concept of an entitlement, it no longer was a safety net for people," said Carl Van Horn, director of Rutgers University's ...

Ugh: the 'free' in freelance
Source: Crain's New York Business, August 29
A first-ever study by a Rutgers University economist shows that 42% of the nearly ... notes William Rodgers, the economist at Rutgers' Heldrich Center for ...

Down to it’s last million acres
Source: The New York Times IN THE REGION, August 27
“Perhaps it is beneficial, in some ways, that the report is just coming out now in the midst of a severe building lull,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the school of planning and urban policy at Rutgers …

Stop high cost tax abatements and make a dent in corporate welfare (a blog in two parts)
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), August 30
Good public policy ought to produce a tax system that yields revenue for the public benefit in the most fair and equitable fashion and use tax incentives, such as abatements …

 

Bernardsville provides free ‘Green Building’ resources
Source: The Bernardsville News, August 29
The New Jersey's Green Home Remodeling Guidelines Version (NJGHRG) released by the Rutgers Center for Green Building can be found at ...


Where you live may make you fat or fit
Source: The Independent, August 27
John Pucher, a professor and transportation researcher at Rutgers University in the US state of New Jersey who led the study, explained, "It's really ...

NJBWC Wins REI Grant to fund NJ BikeSchool
Source: WalkBikeJersey blog, August 26
Leigh Ann Von Hagen, of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and a founder of NJBikeSchool said, "NJ BikeSchool is a key program of the NJ Safe Routes to School Resource Center funded by the NJ Department of Transportation. ...

Newark is entering 'new frontier' with idea to sell municipal ...
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 26
“This is a new frontier,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

New Initiatives to Help NJ Residence Live Lead-Safe
Source: Gloucester City News, ClearysNoteBook, August 25
On the first initiative, the DCA partnered with the National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Development at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy to create an online, searchable …

Two More Communities Adopt Complete Streets Policies, More Likely
Source: NJFuture.com, August 25
In addition, the NJDOT and the Voorhees Transportation Center will be hosting a “Complete Streets Summit” on October 22 at Rutgers University. The summit is designed to “educate engineers, planners and elected officials about Complete ...

Bad Social Science but Good Politics
Source: The Thicket at the National Conference of State Legislatures, August 25
One of the best parts is his description of leaders' reactions to the "The Sometime Governments'" rankings of the states and a conversation between Rutgers University Professor Alan Rosenthal and the Citizens Conference on State ...

Public Input Wanted on Zoning Code Revamp
Source: St. Croix Source, August 24
Work is progressing on the revamping of the territory's 38-year-old zoning code, said planning consultant Stuart Meck at a meeting Tuesday, but public input ...

Rutgers Alumni - Meet the 2010 Honorees
Source: Rutgers University Alumni Association, August 24
Linda Stamato is co-director of the Rutgers Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and a member of the graduate faculty at the Edward J. Bloustein ...

More Walking, Cycling Linked to Healthier Weights Worldwide
Source: Health Behavior News Service, August 24
... and feasible modes of getting around on an everyday basis,” said lead author John Pucher, a professor who studies transportation at Rutgers University. ...

Bike-Happy, Ped-Friendly Cities Less Obese
Source: Treehugger, August 23
That's more or less the message noted researcher John Pucher has tirelessly delivered, making the case for cycling and walking - "active transportation" ...

Also at: Regator.com, Nicernews.com, Greensideup.com, Blodic.us, IndustrialSourcingNews.blogspot.com, Seattle/Local Health Guide, Thaindian.com

 

Saturday Afternoon Ride
Source: DC Guide, August 22
So many good stories Cyclists do pay for roads Another study from John Pucher and Ralph Buehler. This one shows "that communities with more walkers and cyclists are healthier than those where people must rely on cars to get around."...

Where did the jobs go? Where will they come from?
Source: Asbury Park Press, August 22
Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said he believes the state's stalwart companies, such as Johnson & Johnson in ...

Place your bets on plans for AC
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, August 22
As the jockeying toward the future continues, Rutgers University economist Michael Lahr said it's good that the Atlantic City casinos, which employ some ...


Buyers looking closely at property taxes

Source: NorthJersey.com, August 22
There are a number of reasons that New Jersey's property taxes are among the highest in the nation, said Henry Coleman, a Rutgers professor who studies ...


Experts highlight probable relation between walking, cycling and health

Source: HealthJockey.com, August 21
John Pucher of Rutgers University who is the lead researcher and colleagues suggested that US cities can emphasize more on walking and cycling for daily ...


Researchers Confirm Link Between Active Commuting and Better Health

Source: Streetsblog, August 20
The study was led by John Pucher, an urban planning professor at Rutgers. Among the 50 states, obesity rates range from 19 percent to 35 percent, ...


Study underscores link between walking, cycling and health

Source: PhysOrg.com, August 20
John Pucher of Rutgers University was the lead researcher on the project. Ralph Buehler of Virginia Tech and Dr. Andrew Dannenberg of the National Center ...


Explaining Mindless Economic Optimism

Source: Decline of the Empire, August 20
Tamara Keith — But William Rogers, an economist at Rutgers, says this type of lull has happened before, in 1991 and 2001. But he worries about what could happen if too much bad economic news rolls in. William Rogers — "I think you could ...


Interactive Lead-Safe Housing Registry Map to Be Launched on August 24

Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, August 20
The event will be held at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers ... at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, ...


Behind Fraud Charges, New Jersey’s Deep Crisis

Source: New York Times, August 19
 “The whole political culture evolved where the purpose in Trenton was to spend and defer the problems until later,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. …


Study Underscores Link Between Walking, Cycling and Health

Source: Tenessee Today, August 19
John Pucher of Rutgers University was the lead researcher on the project. Ralph Buehler of Virginia Tech and Dr. Andrew Dannenberg of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...


Washington promotes broadband nationwide

Source: International Business Times, August 18
Joseph Seneca, professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University Bloustein School, in New Jersey, said these projects are timely because the US "lags behind ...


NJ unemployment rate rises slightly, 21K jobs lost

Source: NorthJersey.com, August 18
“Essentially, we have flat-lined,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ... Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University, said the figures show a “further weakening” in the state’s job market. “This is a disappointing report for sure,” Seneca said.


NJ unemployment rate rises to 9.7 percent

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 18
"That's a hat trick but in the wrong direction," said Joseph Seneca, a professor of economics and public policy at Rutgers University. ... 

South Dakota Suffering “smack talk”
Source: South Dakota Magazine, August 17
I think he might have invented the word Buffalo Commons because he didn't know the word "pasture" existed. I've been calling by pasture a commons ever since because it's easier to pronounce with my German/Bohemian accent. ...


Teterboro: The town that won't go quietly

Source: NorthJersey.com, August 16
James Hughes, dean of Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, says while "it's absurd" that New Jersey has 566 ...


How to make a dent in Newark's budget hole: Bottle (and sell) the city’s water

Source: Nj.com (blog by Linda Stamato), August 16
The Newark City Council recently refused to turn the city’s water system over to a new authority at the mayor’s urging and thus gain ...

North Jersey opposition threatens Christie plan for Atlantic City
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, August 15
It makes up a third of New Jersey's tourism base and injects $7.5 billion into the state economy, according to Rutgers University economist Michael Lahr. ...

Wisconsin ranks 10th in nation for health care system performance as judged by The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System
Source: Fresh Healthy Body, August 12
Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy and a public policy professor at Rutgers University, said Wisconsin's drop for the most part was largely the result of other states improving in certain areas, not necessarily ...


Culture shift to stop mixing cellphones and cars

Source: NorthJersey.com, August 12
Linda Stamato is co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New ...


The German Way

By pricetags, August 11
John Pucher and Ralph Buehler have put out a rare paper – i.e. one not about cycling – on “Making public transport financially sustainable.” They looked at Germany, and found it had improved quality and productivity of public transit ...


DCP Report Adds Another Wrinkle to Measurements of NYC Cycling

Source: Streetsblog New York, August 11
"Although the American Community Survey has been criticized for underestimating the growth in cycling in New York City," said Rutgers professor John Pucher, ...

Home prices in Monmouth and Ocean rise 4.3 percent
Source: Asbury Park Press, August 11
... said economist James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. According to Bankrate.com, ...


Our Waistlines Are Expanding In Sync With Our Car-Dependence

Source: Streetsblog San Francisco, August 9
For a second opinion, I checked with John Pucher, a Rutgers University planning professor with ample experience crunching these sorts of numbers. ...


Jersey's road, bridge fund at major crossroads

Source: The Times of Trenton - NJ.com, August 9
In that context, the association quotes James W. Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Policy at Rutgers, on what's needed to grow the ...


July 2010 Jobs Report

Source: brodgers-laborecon.blogspot.com, August 6
Friends, today's Bureau of Labor Statistics July jobs report revealed that the private sector added 71,000 jobs. The good news is that this marks 7 consecutive months of job growth and the July increase …


Gaming summit begins with A.C. focus

Source: APP.com blogs—Capitol Quickies, August 6
Mark Juliano, President of the New Jersey Casino Association; Dr. Michael Lahr, Associate Research Professor, Rutgers Bloustein School of Public Policy and ...


Falling Prices Increase Economic Uncertainty

Source: The Takeaway, August 6
William Rodgers, professor and chief economist of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, joins The Takeaway to tell us how ...

 

The Consequences of Long-Term Unemployment
Source: WHYY's Radio Times, August 5
Heldrich Center Director and Bloustein School Professor Dr. Carl Van Horn recently appeared on WHYY's Radio Times. He and Don Peck, Deputy Managing Editor ...


A Curmudgeon's Diary: The Buffalo Commons

Source: blogspot.com, August 5
Their proposal to restore the plains, which they called the Buffalo Commons, met with outrage in Montana and other areas, and was seen as an effort to undo civilization, undo what the pioneers had achieved, undo all the progress made by ...

Visioning a Post-Carbon Society: A reader on managing for 21st century sustainability (via @postcarbon)
Source: Signs from Earth, August 3
Smart Decline: The Buffalo Commons Meets Buffalo NY, by Frank and Deborah Popper. Resiience: Personal Preparation, by Chris Martenson. Cities: The Death of Sprawl, by Warren Karlenzig. Water: The New Normal, by Sandra Postel ...


Alaska: Caribou Commons Or America's Lost Ace?

Source: Forbes, August 3
Original source: NewGeography.com
... Plains into a "buffalo commons" for wildlife, Native Americans and grasslands. In this case, this new Alaska could be labeled "the caribou commons. ...


Atlantic City's casinos account for one-third of yearly New Jersey tourism, according to study

Source: Press of Atlantic City, August 2
This can't be underestimated and must be underlined," said Rutgers professor Michael Lahr, who led the team of researchers that compiled the casino study. ...


NJ Casino Association Counters AC State Takeover With Rutgers Report

Source: Uptake Blog, April 2
In response, The Casino Association of New Jersey has now put out a report cooked up for them by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University. The report highlights the importance of the casino industry to the state's ...


NJ firms that are hiring might get a tax break

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 2
Joseph Seneca, a professor of public policy and economics at Rutgers University, said the effect of the program would be "modest, at best. ...


Rutgers report measure impact of casinos on state economy

Source: NJBiz.com, August 2
… of New Jersey and authored by Michael Lahr, associate research professor at Rutgers. According to Lahr’s findings, which are based on 2008 data, gaming remains a significant employer in the state, despite its declines.


Atlantic City accounts for one-third of all NJ tourism, report finds

The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 2
The report — commissioned by the Casino Association of New Jersey and conducted by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University, ...


Small-business owners worry Obama health plan will do little to offset rising premiums

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, August 2
New Jersey is one of a handful of states that already has a program that allows small employers to band together, said Joel Cantor, director of the Center ...


Germany, Netherlands have tips to share

Source: Montreal Gazette, August 2
A study by John Pucher and Lewis Dijkstra looked at how they did it. Here are some of the key points from that study, called Promoting Safe Walking and ...


@ISSUE: Is an expanded tax base worth it?

Source: Dailyrecord.com, August 1
The ratables chase, “like it or not, is built into the way we do business in New Jersey,” said a Rutgers University professor, Robert W. Burchell, ...

 

 

July

Analysis Finds NJ Lags Northeast Neighbors in Job Growth
Source: NJSpotlight.com, July 30
In a recent presentation to the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Rutgers University economists Joseph Seneca and James Hughes noted that …

 

Cyclists up against shock-jock ravings

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, July 29
Professor John Pucher, of Rutgers University, who spent a year here trying to understand why, noted "an incredible level of aggression from Sydney ...

Series Part 2: Recession Produces "Game Changer"

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, July 28
... Rutgers Economist James Hughes says boom States for housing and finance fell hard in the past three years, and Jersey might benefit. ...

 

Rowan, Rutgers study says NJ is running out of open space, renews urban sprawl debate

Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 28

… permits filed last year, down from the roughly 57,000 filed in 1986, said James Hughes, the dean at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in Rutgers University.


More development than forest in New Jersey

Source: The Bridgeton News - NJ.com, July 28

The study, a collaboration between Rowan and Rutgers universities, ... the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in Rutgers University. ...

Census: Moves because of evictions increase

Source: USA Today, July 27

"It seems to mark some erosion in the standard of living of Americans," says James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. "It's not surprising given the depths...


Recession Results In Ecomomic "Game Changer"

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, July 27
... Rutgers Economist James Hughes follows the trends. ... Hughes says what this may portend going forward is a more level economic playing ...


Many fear job loss, but have no savings for it

Source: msnbc.com, July 26
William M. Rodgers, professor of public policy at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, said one reason many Americans ...

One year later, future of American hikers in Iran remains unclear

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, July 26

... about outsiders, said Hooshang Amirahmadi, the Iranian-born director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. ...

New Jersey still underfunding its pension system
Source: Press of Atlantic City, July 24
In December 2009, policy analysts including James Hughes, dean of the Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, ...


More Employers Checking Credit History

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, July 23
... "It is easier to do this than it used to be and so when you give employers another tool that is inexpensive that they can use to sort people out, they are going to use that," said Carl van Horn, and employment expert and director...

Job And Housing Market Continue To Suffer

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, July 23
... According to Rutgers Economist Jim Hughes, the overall economy is still in ... As for the housing market, Hughes says although it's not ...


A Corner of the Buffalo Commons
Source: ThisCountryBoy.com (blog), July 23
Located in the northwestern corner of what is commonly referred to as “Buffalo Commons,” New Rockford, ND serves as the center of the bison (aka 'American buffalo) processing industry in America. And I was there, overlooking the kill ...

What Recovery?
Source: The Job Searching Blog, July 22
“People who are unemployed see the stock market coming back and people spending and they feel forgotten,” said Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and political science at Rutgers University. My friend Vicky Casagrande, ...

What Mike Hayden Really Thinks About Buffalo Commons
Source: Western Farmer-Stockman, July 22
But, he said, upon taking a closer look at the Frank and Deborah Popper essay from 1987, he was disconcerted that their prediction of out-migration and depopulation is actually occurring even faster than they predicted.

A New National Park for Kansas?
Source: Planetizen, July 21
Schollenberger writes: "The Great Plains National Park — also known as the Buffalo Commons National Park — would be in Wallace and Greeley counties in western Kansas. Its attractions would include approximately 1 million acres of ...

East Coast Green Conference To Offer Green Legislation Courses

Source: KBBonline.com, July 21

A presentation on “Municipal Zoning Incentives,” presented by Anton Nelessen, undergraduate program director and associate professor at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, David Roberts, land use planning ...


Dr. Frank Popper on American growth
Source: PostCarbon Rhode Island, July 21
Dr. Frank Popper on American growth. (video)

As Congress nears vote on jobless benefits, unemployment rate confounds experts
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21
"The 90 percent of the labor market that have jobs have pulled back their spending," said Carl Van Horn, a public policy professor at Rutgers University and ...

Toss a lifeline
Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, July 20
We agree with Professors James W. Hughes and Joseph J. Seneca of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, ...

Lending A Lifeline To The “Funemployed"
Source: The Liberal Doomsayer (blog), July 19
Public-policy professor Carl Van Horn, Zukin's coauthor, disagrees. “In a strong labor market, when unemployment is low, having an unemployment benefit does contribute slightly to the unemployment rate,” said Van Horn, who directs the ...

Capitolbeat and AAPOR webinar on polling
Source: Capitolbeat.com (blog), July 19
Cliff Zukin, Professor at Rutgers University and Senior Fellow at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, former AAPOR president. Mike Mokrzycki, Independent Research Consultant for ABC News, the Pew Research Center and ...

Towns put retired police chiefs back on payroll as administrators
Source: Asbury Park Press, July 19
"Whether it's good public policy or not is open to question," said James W. Hughes, dean of the the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy ...

N.J. is rarity with dip in prison population
Source: NorthJersey.com, July 18
Rutgers University professor Nancy Wolff suggested the state send more nonviolent drug offenders to treatment. "I don't think they benefit from being in ...

Philadelphia-area jobless look to this week's Senate vote on extending benefits
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, July 18
"It affects the social fabric of society," said Rutgers University public-policy professor Cliff Zukin, coauthor of a recent study on the long-term ...

 

Opinion: A jobs rebound for New Jersey?
Source: The Record, July 18
James W. Hughes is dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Joseph J. Seneca is a professor of economics at the Bloustein School. This was excerpted from “Post-Recession America: A New ...

After Training, Still Scrambling for Employment
Source: The New York Times, July 18
… as opposed to the entrenched structural challenges of today,” said Carl E. Van Horn, a labor economist and director of the John J. Heldrich Center …

Jobless lament training for work that doesn't exist
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 18
... said Carl E. Van Horn, a labor economist and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. "It's like attacking a mountain with a toothpick. ...

Looking ahead, analysts say NJ's budget woes may be far from over
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, July 18
Joseph Seneca, a professor of public policy and economics at Rutgers, said Christie came to Trenton after a decade of Band-Aid fixes forced deficits to grow ...

Joblessness leaves a trail of woe
Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, July 18
"Long-term joblessness means more downward mobility, more defaults on credit cards, more defaults on mortgages," says Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. ...

 

Wisconsin ranks 10th in nation for health care system performance as judged by The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System
Source: Softwarecoin.com (blog, Wisconsin State Quarter), July 17
Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy and a public policy professor at Rutgers University, said Wisconsin's drop for the most part was largely the result of other states improving in certain areas, not necessarily ...

Unemployed can't find jobs
Source: Asbury Park Press, July 17
... during previous recessions, said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. Another way to look at it? ...

The value of apology and transparency in business, or, Apple, Inc. and its missed opportunities
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), July 15
Apple has a problem. The latest version of its iPhone, iPhone 4, has a flaw, which isn’t a big deal, but the company’s stock value plummeted by $5.00 a share, losing $5 billion of market …


Some Summertime Thoughts
Source: The Midwesterner, July 15
Many counties have lost so many people that they no longer can be considered "populated," in the technical term: this is what the academics, Frank and Deborah Popper, meant when they christened the area "Buffalo Commons" and suggested ...

NJ economy loses 1900 jobs; public-sector employment sharply declines
Source: Asbury Park Press, July 14
Rutgers University economist James W. Hughes said the the private sector appears to be recovering after a decade in which it did not keep pace with the ...

Gas Tax Hike Looks Even Less Likely
Source: In The Lobby, July 14
Martin Robins, director emeritus of Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, noted that the toll-credit option, or the so-called “soft ...

Airport expansion ban could damage UK's prosperity
Source:  The Engineer, July 14
According to transport expert Robert Noland, of Rutgers University in New Jersey, encouraging the use of high-speed rail is laudable but it is ‘no excuse’ to ignore emissions from aviation in the short term.

American Growth
Source: Worldnews.com (video), July 14
Dr. Frank Popper discusses depopulation in various areas of the United States. Dr. Popper has served previously on the governing boards of the American Land ...

Washington is the Nation’s Strongest Job Market
Source: Bloomberg Business Week, July 13
"There are 11 million more people in the labor market than 10 years ago, but the same number of jobs, says Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at ...

How Do We Get Bikes Taken Seriously?
Source: Google Maps Bike There, July 13
In his now-famous presentation at SFU, John Pucher, the Cycling Scholar, harped on how important it is to create policies that allow everyone to ride. Pucher's insistence on making sure we considered everyone when designing our bike ...


Greenville, SC makes third in list of nation’s strongest job markets: A Manpower survey indicates that more employers intend to increase hiring in the third quarter as the U.S. capital sees the biggest gain
Source: Fish Sales Group (blog), July 13
“There are 11 million more people in the labor market than 10 years ago, but the same number of jobs, says Carl Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University. In recent months, he says: “We've had a little progress, ...

Smart Decline in Post-Carbon Cities: The Buffalo Commons Meets Buffalo New York
Source: The Post Carbon Institute, July 12 (report by Frank and Deborah Popper, included video of Frank Popper)
At the heart of the plan is Youngstown's acceptance of decline and attempt to use it to improve the remaining buildings, infrastructure, and services by ...

Comments on Tax incentives, the oil industry and us
Source: NJ.com  (blog by Linda Stamato, July 12
Why are we providing generous tax credits to the very industry from which we're allegedly trying to wean ourselves ? ...

Bicycles making a worldwide come back
Source: Aglines.com (blog), July 12
Brown points to a study by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler at Rutgers University that analyzed the reasons for these wide disparities among countries. According to the study, “extensive cycling rights-of-way in the Netherlands, Denmark, ...

Congressman Suggests Raising Social Security Age to 70
Source: The Cranford Patch, July 12
Economist James W. Hughes, PhD, Dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers agrees that the discussion is useful in one ...

Unemployment takes a toll
Source: TheReporter.com, July 11
... in May by The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Six lessons from the BP oil spill
Source: Christian Science Monitor, July 10
... be better off," says Frank Felder, director of the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. ...

Xanadu, the Meadowlands, and us
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), July 10
The long-stalled Xanadu project, lately called the Meadowlands, appears poised for the rescue …

Rutgers summit to look at fiscal problems
Source: myCentralJersy.com, July 9
... how to do business going forward 9 am to 1 pm today at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Ave. ...

The Great Plains Boom
Source: WBUR and NPR - On Point with Tom Ashbrook, July 8  (listen to archive by clicking "Listen to this Show" at top left)
... Frank Popper originated the idea of the “Buffalo Commons” — along with his wife, Deborah Popper — in their 1987 article in “Planning ...

Red Bank townhouse project may be the future for building
Source: Asbury Park Press, July 8
It makes no sense to zone for something that doesn't exist," said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning at Rutgers ..

The Return of the Bicycle
Source: Sustainblog.org (blog), July 8
What makes a bike-friendly community… or country? An excellent study by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler at Rutgers University analyzed the reasons for these wide disparities among countries. They note that “extensive cycling …|

Seeking peace, doing justice: Elise Boulding's good life
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), July 8
Elise Boulding, a graduate of Rutgers, Douglass College, was a leader in peace studies, and among the most visible  …

NJ may gain an edge over states battered by recession
Source: NorthJersey.com, July 6
... for companies looking to expand or locate, said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. ...

The Return Of The Bicycle — Global Issues
Source: Global Issues, July 6
An excellent study by John Pucher and Ralph Buehler at Rutgers University analysed the reasons for these wide disparities among countries. They note that 'extensive cycling rights-of-way in the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany are ...

Job Concerns; Saving Versus Spending

Source: CNN Your Money, July 4

… Research Institute, Chrystia Freeland Global editor at Reuters and Bill Rodgers, former chief economist U.S. Department of Labor and professor and economist at rutgers university joining me now to talk about what this means for you getting a job and keeping a job and moving up at work.

Bumpy road for stocks
Source: Asbury Park Press, July 4
... got ahead of itself," said economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

The people and democracy: An "Independence Day" reflection
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), July 4
“Democracies don’t fear their own people.  They recognize that citizens must be  free to come together, to advocate and agitate.”   …

What Recovery? For the Unemployed, the Pain Gets Worse
Source: New York Times, July 2
“People who are unemployed see the stock market coming back and people spending and they feel forgotten,” said Cliff Zukin, a professor of public policy and ...  … A survey co-directed by Professor Zukin and Carl E. Van Horn, a professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, ...

My Own Private India
Source: Time, July 5
... called James W. Hughes, policy-school dean at Rutgers University, who explained that Lyndon Johnson's 1965 immigration law raised immigration caps for non-European countries. LBJ apparently had ...

Bank of America files foreclosure complaint against Newark's tallest skyscraper
Source: The Star-Ledger, July 2
Those "economic conditions" could be what James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, ...

The Great Great Plains
Source: Newsweek, July 2
Two Eastern academics, Frank J. Popper and Deborah Popper, predicted that the region would, in a generation, become almost totally depopulated, and proposed ...

Why the Great Plains are Great Once Again
Source: Blog by Joel Kotkin, July 2
Two Eastern academics, Frank J. Popper and Deborah Popper, predicted that the region would, in a generation, become almost totally depopulated, and proposed that Washington speed things along and create “the ultimate national park. ...

Lowry: As long as you're green, you can grow
‎Source: NorthJersey.com, July 2
That program, for those who don't know, is a private-public cooperative that includes Rutgers University, the Municipal Land Use Center at the College of ...


June

Candidate is right: Kansas needs a national park
Source: Kansas City Star, June 30 ...
Charles Schollenberger is now supporting the creation of a Great Plains National Park, which we have referred to as “Buffalo Commons National Park. ...

Rutgers Report looks at economic future after Great Recession
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, June 29
... sponsored by leading real estate owner and developer Advance Realty, authors James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

Study: Phila. parents want more school-choice options
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, June 29
11 through 22, in consultation with Rutgers University pollster Cliff Zukin. It has a margin of error for questions posed to all parents of a plus or minus ...

NJ state budget will likely pass Monday
Source: Asbury Park Press, June 28
"There's no painless mechanism of change, and significant change is needed," said James W.Hughes, who leads a public policy school at Rutgers University. ...

New life on the old Ladder Ranch
Source: Silver City Sun News, June 27
While locals often object to those kinds of bold ideas (like having a Buffalo Commons to replace the boom and bust of an extractive minerals industry) it is ...

'Green team' means greenbacks
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 26
The program, begun last year, is a partnership of Rutgers University, ... conducting energy audits for municipal buildings, establishing a green design ...

College towns, capitals do OK in recession
Source: USA TODAY, June 25
“That translates into jobs, which translates into households and people," says James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Insuring young adults; The healthcare overhaul, and parents, could help thousands of people in their 20s
Source: Insurance News Net, June 24
"It's clear they want to include as many [young adults] as possible," said Joel Cantor, director of the center for state health policy at Rutgers University ...

Five years in the making, FACING THE STORM: STORY OF THE AMERICAN BISON nearly complete
Source: High Plains Films, June 22
(Film Credits: …. Frank & Deborah Popper….)

Unemployment and Its Effects Linger
Source: The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A., June 22
... End in Sight: The Agony of Prolonged Unemployment,” recently released by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development of Rutgers University. ...

NY Times examines Detroit's effort to shrink, highlighting impatience on long road to progress
‎Source: MLive.com, June 21 and New York Times, June 20
“This is by far the biggest city that has faced this challenge in this country,” said Frank Popper, a professor of planning and ...

Razing the City to Save the City
Source: The New York Times, June 20
This is by far the biggest city that has faced this challenge in this country,” said Frank Popper, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers University. “Some of the …

Asbury Park gay community has helped the city's resurgence
Source: Asbury Park Press, June 20
... is willing to move in,'' said economist James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. The housing market has continued ...

Unemployed workers face more competition for jobs in a stagnant market
Source: Kansas City Star, June 19
… 11 million more people in our labor force now than we had 10 years ago, but we have the same number of jobs,” said Carl Van Horn, the director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development …

County sponsors seminar on green designs
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 18
... and the NJ Green Building Council will discuss the LEED certification process and Dr. Judith Shaw of Rutgers University Center for Green Building will ...

Manville residents to lobby officials for funding to complete $6 million flood ...
Source: myCentralJersey.com, June 17
Judith Shaw, senior program associate for Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and member of the Sustainable ...

Newark Housing Authority plans to empty waiting lists, hand out $10M in Section 8 housing vouchers
Source: NJ.com, June 17
... they will be able to use it,” said Roland Anglin, an urban affairs expert at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. ...

NJ loses private sector jobs as unemployment declines a notch
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 16
Carl Van Horn, a Rutgers University economist and a member of Governor Christie's Council of Economic Advisors, called state labor department report “mixed ...

Big Ten means a chance to grow
Source: Omaha World-Herald, June 16
Rutgers University Professor Frank Popper became notorious in Nebraska when, in the 1980s, he predicted that vast stretches of the Great Plains would revert ...

Township to Pursue Sustainable Jersey Certification
Source: Wyckoff Patch, June 16
Those grants, funded largely by Wal-Mart and administered through the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute at Rutgers University, are in addition to ...

The Real Science Gap
‎Source: Miller-McCune, June 14
America’s schools, it turns out, consistently produce large numbers of world-class science and math students, according to studies by Harold Salzman of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University and ...

6 Ways to Boost Your City's Bike Mojo
Source: Treehugger, June 14
Researchers from John Pucher to the folks at the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals say the same thing - women are the indicator species ...

Stress of long-term unemployment takes a toll on thousands of Jerseyans who are out of work
Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com, June 13
"They're the forgotten group," said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, and a co-author of the ...

(FED) Speech by Chairman Bernanke on fostering workforce development

Source: Forex Hound, June 12
. .. the Virginia Workforce Investment Council, the International Economic Development Council, and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

PRINCETON: LWV hears economist's take on recession and recovery
Source: Packet Online, June 10
Mr. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, spoke this week at the 78th annual meeting of the League ...

Census: Hispanic, Asian populations still growing
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 10
"There are no surprises here," said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. "It's a continuation of trends ...

Buffalo Commons National Park Proposed Again
Source: Kansas Cyclist, June 10
... The idea for a Buffalo Commons first came up in 1987, when two Rutgers' University researchers ignited a ...

Young adults get big benefit under new health care law

Source: NorthJersey.com, June 10
"It's clear they want to include as many [young adults] as possible," said Joel Cantor, director of the center for state health policy at Rutgers University ...

N.J. seeks federal health aid
Source: NorthJersey.com, June 9
... charged in that market, said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy and a consultant to the state on the proposal. ...

Fed Text: Bernanke: No Easy Resolution to Jobs Challenge

Source: Market News International, June 9
... the Virginia Workforce Investment Council, the International Economic Development Council, and the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. ...

Kansas National Park Debate Sparks New Fire

Source: Wend Magazine Blog, June 8
... “Mr. President, Kansas Needs a National Park,” proposing that “the western edge of Kansas would be a perfect home for a Buffalo Commons National Park,” ...

Announcements: New Jersey Green Home Remodeling Guidelines Lecture

Source: PrincetonOnline.com, June 8
… Guest Speaker: Jennifer Senick, Executive Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building The Barn at Baker Farms 93 Church Lane ... The New Jersey Green Home Remodeling Guidelines generated by The Rutgers Center for Green Building exemplify ways a homeowner or remodeling professional can incorporate green …

Will New Jersey have the money to make good use of new Hudson River rail tunnel?

Source: NJ.com (blog), June 7
... for capital programs will be unprecedentedly large,” said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. ...

Get the most out of your summer, starting this week

Source: McCook Daily Gazette, June 7
That should be no problem this week, thanks to the Buffalo Commons ... Regular Buffalo Commons participants know that they're in for a treat with regulars, ...

CNN YOUR MONEY: Growing Calls for Stronger Actions Against BP; More Jobs Were Created in May, But Most Were Temporary
Source: CNN.com (transcript), June 5
… William Rodgers, Fmr. Chief Economy, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Professor, Rutgers University ..... I’m going to start off being a party pooper but I'm going to end on a positive. But you refer back to 2000; it's a very different period. The Labor Department back in 2000, we had unemployment …

Mr. President, Kansas needs a national park
Source: Kansas City Star, June 5
But it is worth the time. The idea for a Buffalo Commons first came up in 1987, when two Rutgers’ University researchers ignited a prairie fire by suggesting much of the high plains, including a large swath of Kansas farmland, should be …

Haku Mo'olelo
Source: Maui News, June 4
According to a CNET report, Rutgers University professor Clinton Andrews has a study showing that "land intensive" biofuels will require more land than is ...

School stories to be featured at annual Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival
Source: McCook Daily Gazette, June 4
This will be Al's first experience as a Buffalo Commons' host, he said, and he plans to tell a few tales of his own to loosen up the crowd and encourage ...

In Berkeley Heights, three Republicans run for two spots in the primary

Source: Independent Press/NJ.com, June 3
He is pursuing a graduate degree in Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University and he also serves as secretary for the Berkeley ...

Dam Removal, Storm Water Runoff Among Featured Topics At Second Annual Sustainable Raritan River Symposium
Source: Public Works.com, June 3
... and interested individuals – is led by faculty and students at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in cooperation with the ...

Dam Removal, Storm Water Runoff Among Featured Topics At Second Annual Sustainable Raritan River Symposium
Source: Water Online, June 3
"The Raritan River is a state treasure, with the lower Raritan serving 750,000 regional residents," said Judy Shaw, project director for the Sustainable Raritan River ...

Where bigger is still better
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2
That's taken from testimony by Rutgers' Alan Rosenthal, an authority on state legislatures. "Pennsylvania, the Legislature, exists in a time warp. ...

Rutgers University to highlight Raritan River work in all-day conference
Source: The Messenger-Gazette, June 1
The Raritan River Symposium, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday with a light breakfast, will be held at the Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick. The conference is expected to go until 5 p.m.


Attracting Residents With ‘Themes’
Source: The New York Times In the Region | New Jersey, May 19
“The themed development is an interesting strategy that does make sense as an idea for these times,” said James W. Hughes, the dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

 

Figuring land use into renewable-energy equation
Source: ZDNet Asia, June 1
Rutgers University professor Clinton Andrews and colleagues ran the numbers on this thought experiment and came up with some surprises. ...

Beginning July 1, tanning salon customers will have to pay "sin tax"
Source: Asbury Park Press, June 1
"As a public health strategy, it's very effective," said Joel Cantor, director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy in New Brunswick. ...



May

Figuring land use into renewable-energy equation
Source: CNET, May 29
Rutgers University professor Clinton Andrews and colleagues ran the numbers on this thought experiment and came up with some surprises. ...


NAIOP NJ to host environmental program
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, ‎May 27
... host an "Environmental Issues Update'' breakfast seminar on Wednesday, June 16 at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Second Annual Sustainable Raritan River Symposium in New Brunswick
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, May 27
... private business; nonprofit organizations; and interested individuals, is led by faculty and students at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

What is the caucus?
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 27
"In Pennsylvania, it seems that everything is divided into caucus rule," Rutgers University political scientist Alan Rosenthal said. ...

EDITORIAL: Citizens' call: A grand jury goes the extra mile to demand change
Source: Leagle.com/The Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, May 27, 2010
Noting that Pennsylvania's Legislature predates the first Continental Congress and quoting Rutgers University Professor Alan Rosenthal, who provided them with a national perspective, the jurors said the General Assembly "exists in a time warp. ...It's still doing what all the states did in the ...

The jury has spoken
Source: Towanda Daily Review, May 27
They heeded the testimony of an expert witness, Dr. Alan Rosenthal of Rutgers University, who studies state legislatures. He told the grand jury that ...

New Jersey Authority Pays $1 Million for Jets, Giants Tickets
Source: BusinessWeek, May 27
Agency expenditures need greater scrutiny, given the request for funds and the state budget deficit, said Carl Van Horn, a Rutgers University professor and ...

N.J. sports authority spent $1M on Giants, Jets season tickets for elected officials
Source: Bloomberg News/NJ.com, May 27
Agency expenditures need greater scrutiny, given the request for funds and the state budget deficit, said Carl Van Horn, a Rutgers University professor and member of the governor’s economic advisory council.

World's Wealthy Tapped for Cash as Governments Tax High Incomes
Source: BusinessWeek, May 27
... said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. ...


City Planner Michele Alonso Receives 2010 New Jersey Historic Preservation Award at Historic Preservation Month Ceremony in State House
Source: Daily Newarker, May 27
She holds a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, and a Bachelor's ...

EcoAdvocates: Where the Buffalo Don't Yet Roam
Source: Daily Kos, May 26
… repopulate the lightly populated areas of the West with vast new herds of genetically pure bison. That idea began with Deborah Epstein Popper and Frank J. Popper in a 1987 article in Planning,

 

Power to the Pedal: A growing number of cities are trying to cut congestion by getting commuters out of their cars and on to bike saddles
Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 25
"In my experience setting up an integrated system of physically-protected facilities is crucial," says John Pucher an expert in transport planning at Rutgers University, New Jersey.


Harrisburg reform unlikely
Source: Tribune Review, May 25
Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University political science professor, told the grand jury the General Assembly exists in a "time warp," reflecting thinking and ...

NAIOP New Jersey To Host Environmental Issues Program June 16
Source: PRLog.Org, May 25
The program, to be held in New Brunswick at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, will explore New Jersey's rapidly changing ...

Grand jury calls for sweeping Pa. legislative change
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25
The report noted that grand jurors sought testimony from Alan Rosenthal, a political science professor at Rutgers University who has studied US legislatures ...

An opportunity not to waste (in the federal fiscal crisis): Get rid of earmarks once and for all
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), May 25
“People have come to expect that government was going to be a certain way and we've had to press the reset button on our economy and our ...

Plainfield's transit-oriented development study taking shape
Source: myCentralJersey.com, May 24
... professor who is leading the study, as well as former Rutgers University Voorhees Transportation Center Director Martin Robbins, who is assisting him. ...

Private schools could benefit from cuts in public education
Source: Dailyrecord.com, May 23
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said it might take a year or two to assess new ...

Bridgewater planner Darlene A. Jay (EJB alumnus) earns license from American Institute of Certified Planners
Source: myCentralJersey.com, May 20
She also assisted Dr. David Listokin with research published in "Who Lives in New Jersey? New Jersey Demographic Multipliers. ...

Economists: New Jersey's addition of 10500 jobs in April shows economy rebounding
Source: NorthJersey.com, May 19
Joseph Seneca, an economist at Rutgers University, called New Jersey's figures a “very encouraging report.” “It's the first step on a very long road back,” ...

Bruce Babbitt to Keynote Lincoln Institute's 5th Annual Land Policy Conference
Source: PR-USA.net, May 19
Clinton J. Andrews, Rutgers, with a review of emerging best practices to address the land-intensive needs of geothermal systems, photovoltaic arrays, ...

Re-imagining the Workforce Investment Act
Source: Human Resource Executive Online, May 18
Among the proponents is Carl E. Van Horn, a professor of public policy and director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers ...

Wide open spaces
Source: Santa Rosa Press Democrat, May 17 (republished article from The Economist published earlier in the day)
Deborah and Frank Popper, two academics from the Northeast, once proposed emptying much of the Great Plains and creating a national park for buffalo. ...

Where's the Recovery?
Source: Truthdig, May 17
Debbie Borie-Holtz, Carl Van Horn and Cliff Zukin surveyed 1202 men and women who were unemployed in August 2009, and the three researchers were able to ...

Are new graduates finding jobs?
Source: WHYY, May 17
That's the assessment of Carl Van Horn, the director of the John Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. And he says grads who do find work ...

Environmental Health Watch: Are There Toxins in Your Home?
Source: The Huffington Post, May 17
You can see how the State of New Jersey (Department of Community Affairs) allows you to check a dwelling address to see if lead contamination has been detected ... (NOTE: The National Center for Neighborhood and Brownfields Redevelopment is currently on their second year working with New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to create and expand a web-based mapping application showing rental and owner-occupied Lead Safe housing throughout the State of New Jersey. The project was referenced in the above article.)

NextGen research park in Egg Harbor Township creates jobs, hope for long-term economic growth
Source: Press of Atlantic City, May 17
Experts generally project a maximum of 10 to 15 construction jobs per million dollars spent on any project, according to Cooke and Michael Lahr, co-editor of the The Review of Regional Studies and an associate professor at Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University. ...

Rutgers University studies public versus private employee salaries
Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com (blog), May 17
But the public sector has not grown substantially in the last 30 years, According to Carl Van Horn, another professor just appointed to the state's Council ... Using older data, another Rutgers faculty member, economist William Rodgers, said that between 1970 and 2000, the private employment market for less ...

New law to extend young adults' health coverage under parents' plan
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 17
"It has a much broader reach," said Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University. "And the way they've structured the ...

Bruce Babbitt to Keynote Lincoln Institute's 5th Annual Land Policy Conference, The Environment, Climate Change, and Land Policies
Source: PR Newswire, May 17 ...
Clinton J. Andrews, Rutgers, with a review of emerging best practices to address the land-intensive needs of geothermal systems, photovoltaic arrays, ...

Experts believe Turkey on right track in Iran diplomacy
Source: Today's Zaman, May 16
... to mediate the dispute effectively, Hooshang Amirahmadi from Rutgers University said an Iran armed with nuclear weapons will not suit Turkey either. ...

Clinton Twp. Council race: Harmen Vos, John Lazarus face incumbents Dawn Apgar, Spencer Peck
Source: Hunterdon County Democrat/NJ.com, ‎May 16
... the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers; and is just finishing a masters in public administration at Rutgers-Newark. ...


On Biking: a cycletrack coming to Cambridge and maybe Boston, too
Source: Boston Globe, May 15
Very few bicycle researchers have their thumb on this trend as does John Pucher, a bike researcher based at Rutgers University in New Jersey. ...

Don't worry, cyclists, more lanes coming
Source: Press of Atlantic City, May 15
... 2019 state residents in November and December 2008 conducted by The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, with the state Department of Transportation. ...

Rutgers University's commencement schedule begins at 10 am Sunday
Source: MyCentralJersy.com, May 15
• Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 10 am at the Nicholas Music Center, 85 George St., ...

From Buffalo Commons to bountiful Bakken
Source: Grand Forks Herald, May 14
The prairie would return to the Buffalo Commons, they said. More recently, another East Coaster came out here to take pictures of every abandoned farm home ...

An Interview with Frank Popper about Shrinking Cities, Buffalo Commons, and the Future of Flint
Source: Flint Expatriates, May 14
What do shrinking cities like Flint have in common with remote grazing land in Colorado? Frank J. Popper is just the person to answer that question. The land-use expert from Chicago is a professor at Rutger’s Edward J. Bloustein School …


New N.J. Environmental Protection science advisory board members announced
Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, May 13
Clinton Andrews, Ph.D., PE: Rutgers, urban planning. * Raymond Ferrara, Ph.D.: Omni Environmental, environmental engineering. ...

The truth about job market recovery
Source: Kansas City Star, ‎May 13
A study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University tracked unemployed job hunters from August 2009 to March 2010. ...

In praise of Boise
Source: Economist, May 13
Deborah and Frank Popper, two academics from the north-east, once proposed emptying much of the Great Plains and creating a national park for buffalo. ...

New DEP Science Advisory Board Created
Source: TheAlternativePress.com, May 13
The other members of the advisory board, including their field of expertise and current affiliations, include: * Clinton Andrews, Ph.D., PE: Rutgers ...

Kansas Legislature: A pat on the back for sales tax hike and smoking ban
Source: Kansas City Star, May 12
Future legislatures, when not in crisis mode, should soften the ground for a million-acre federal Buffalo Commons Park.

Is Raritan River in Somerset County ignored? Rutgers students’ study urges more marketing, access
Source: The Messenger-Gazette/NJ.com, May 11
The semester-long class, part of the larger Sustainable Raritan River Initiative, studied environmental issues, accessibility and the economic viability of the river in 18 municipalities in Middlesex and Somerset counties, … “It’s about the dialogue,” said Rutgers professor Judy Shaw, suggesting that the two counties form a joint commission to study how to make the river a crucial part of each of the towns. ...

Record levels of long-term unemployment in US

Source: World Socialist Web Site www.wsws.org, May 10
A recent study conducted by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, “No End in Sight: The Agony of Prolonged ...

Rutgers' future on the line with expansion talk

Source: ESPN.com (blog), May 10
Norman Glickman, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers, argued that a move to compete with bigger football programs would require spending ...

No Clean Bill of Health for New Jersey's Big Pharma
Source: NJSpotlight.com, May 10
None of them need two headquarters and that’s going to be a very hard trend to be blunt,” says Norman Glickman, an economist and an urban and public policy professor ...

Checking In on Last Year’s Unemployed
Source: The New York Times (blog), May 10
The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers has released its latest work trends report on the long-term unemployed ...

Rutgers professors wary of Big Ten expansion
Source: Chicago Breaking Sports - Tribune (blog), May 9
Norman Glickman, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers, argued that a move to compete with bigger football programs would require spending ...

End of unemployment checks will mean no income for many
Source: Kansas City Star, May 9
A new survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found that of 1202 people who were unemployed in August, ...

Rutgers at major crossroads as possibility of joining Big Ten gets closer
Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, May 8
Norman Glickman, a professor of planning and public policy at Rutgers, argued that a move to compete with bigger football programs would require spending ...

The Latest Job Numbers; Dow Plummeted on Thursday; What's Happening in Greece and Why It Should Concern Us
Source: CNN Your Money, Aired May 8 (transcript)
ROMANS: It is. And Lakshman Achuthan is the managing director of Economic Cycle Research Institute, he is here. William Rodgers, Rutgers University professor, former chief economist at the Department of Labor. They're both here. ...

Recession Exacerbates Race Gap
Source: Wall Street Journal, ‎May 7
"There's no single story or no single reason," said William Rodgers, a Rutgers University professor and former Labor Department chief economist. ...

Updated: Economy adding jobs,more people jump back into labor pool
Source: Kansascity.com/The Star, May 7
… searching for work — many for more than a year — are millions who have never been without a job and who have at least a college education,” said Carl Van Horn, a Rutgers professor and co-author of the report, “No End in Sight: The …

Job gains reinforce outlook for growth
Source: Kansas City Star, ‎May 7
Eight out of 10 workers who lost their jobs in the recession are still unemployed, according to a study released this week by the John J. Heldrich Center ...

For the Jobless, Comprehensive Reform Is Needed
Source: Daily Kos (blog), ‎May 6
Something we don't have to guess about is what researchers at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development call No End in Sight: The Agony of ...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Availability Following Economic Forum
Source: PR-USA.net, ‎May 6
William M. Rodgers III - Professor Rodgers is a professor and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

US jobs market underperformed the Eurozone and other economies in the decade before the Great Recession
Source: Finfacts Ireland finfacts.ie, May 6
"It's a pretty grim study," said Cliff Zukin, one of the authors of the report at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. ...

Biking in NYC Is Up… But How Much?
Source: Streetsblog New York (blog), May 6
(Figure 3 in Rutgers Professor John Pucher's impressive new paper on NYC cycling [PDF] was also helpful on that score.) On an average day in 2009, ...

ABC News Business Report: MoneyScope
Source: ABC News MoneyScope, May 5
Professor Cliff Zukin discusses the updated employment report issued by the Heldrich Center on ABC's MoneyScop. a daily business/finance news insert distributed nationally to all ABC affiliates. The interview was also featured on America This Morning, which airs nationally at 4:30 a.m.

New report shows the agony of long-term uˆnemployment
Source: MLive.com, May 5
A new 53-page report from Rutgers University titled “No End in Sight: The Agony of Prolonged Unemployment,” paints a grim picture for the long-term unemployed.

Just one in five people who were out of work last summer have found jobs since then
Source: Hotindienews.com, May 5
Of more than a thousand unemployed people surveyed by Rutgers University researchers last August, just 21 percent had landed a job by March, a followup survey reveals.

Two-thirds remained “unemployed” according ... 80% Of People Jobless Last Summer Are STILL Out Of Work
Source: allvoices.com, May 5
“It's a pretty grim study,” said Cliff Zukin, one of the authors of the report at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers. ...

Laid off — and out of luck: Report: New job unlikely to match former wages, benefits
Source: Twincities.com/Pioneer Press, May 5
"We asked them what was going on with their job search at that point," said Carl Van Horn, a Rutgers professor of public policy, work force center director ...

Study: Job Market Still Grim
Source: NPR.com, May 4
Despite signs the job market is improving, new research suggests that few people who have been out of work for more than six months are finding jobs. A Rutgers University study finds that only one in five of the long-term unemployed have landed new jobs, and many of them are accepting lower pay and fewer benefits. With Professor Cliff Zukin, view transcript or listen to recording.

NJ Transit Fare Hikes A Result of 'Perfect Storm'
Source: NJSpotlight.com, May 4
The state of affairs recalls the findings of another study of New Jersey's transportation system, this one prepared five years ago by James Hughes and Joseph Seneca of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning …

Long-Term Unemployment: 80 Percent Of People Jobless Last Summer Still Out Of Work
Source: TheHuffingtonPost.com, May 4
Of more than a thousand unemployed people surveyed by Rutgers University researchers last August, just 21 percent had landed a job by ...

THE RACONTEUR: My imaginary Internet friends on Fboo
Source: The St. Louis Globe-Democrat, May 4
So how does my friend Frank J. Popper fit into this column? Allow me to explain. Frank J. Popper, a professor of, among other things, Land Use Planning at ...

The law and strip searches in New York City: Is anyone accountable?
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), May 3
For the third time in less than ten years, New York City has agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle lawsuits stemming from illegal ...

Monmouth transportation summit seeks to expand network of bike and hiking trails
Source: APP.com, May 3
... Transportation Safe Routes to School program coordinator; and Ranjit Walia, senior project manager from the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers. ...

Pelosi, House Democrats to Host Economic Forum
Source: PRNewswire.com, May 3
William M. Rodgers III– Professor Rodgers is a professor and chief economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Rediscovering East Stroudsburg's small-town charm: There's something you can't buy at a big-box store, and new downtown manager knows where to find it
Source: ThePoconoRecord.com, May 2
... who moved to the New Kensington Community Development Corp. in Philadelphia, Hayne worked for the Center for Urban Policy Research with Rutgers, ...

Sentiments Vary on Benefit of State Tax Credits
Source: Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits Washington Wire, May 2010
One of those studies, authored by researchers from the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University and released by the Historic Tax Credit ...


April

Study Questions NYC Bicyclists Claim
Source: The Epoch Times, April 30
However, a Rutgers University research team headed by Professor John Pucher disputes that claim, according to a report the college published this week. ...


New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund a hot topic at annual conference
Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, April 30
This is a very, very important juncture that we're about to approach," Martin Robins, a director at the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, ...

President Barack Obama's educational adviser points out N.J. schools' success amid budget cuts
Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, April 29
The lecture was sponsored by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and was delivered at the National Institute for Early Education ..

Digging Into the New Report on New York City Cycling
Source: Streetsblog.org, April 28
As we mentioned yesterday, a team led by Rutgers professor John Pucher just released a major piece of research on the state of cycling, bike infrastructure, and bike safety in New York. If you want …

Author of Rival Cycling Study Doubts 236K Biker Estimate
Source: Gothamist.com, April 27
But this wasn't the only study of cycling in NYC released yesterday; a team of researchers working with Rutgers University professor John Pucher released ...

A woman's right to bicycle
Source: Examiner.com, April 27
Rutgers University planning professor John Pucher just released a comprehensive new study [PDF] about cycling in New York City. One of the most interesting ...

How Many New Yorkers Bike Each Day?
Source: Streetsblog.org, April 27
And a team of researchers led by Rutgers University professor John Pucher released their long-awaited study, "Cycling in New York City: Innovation at the Urban Frontier" [PDF]. While both point to …

Cycling Advocates Say Not So Fast with the Cycling Stats
Source: blogs.villagevoice.com, April 27
… There has definitely been a significant increase in cycling in New York," said John Pucher, a professor of planning at Rutgers University and the author of a wide-ranging report on …

Recession over? For whom?
Source: Asbury Park Press, April 27

(Rutgers mention, references R/ECON report)

The Struggle Against Budget Cuts — A Socialist Program to Fight the Crisis
Source: SocialistAlternative.org, April 26
Economist Carl Van Horn explains, “millions of unemployed Americans are suffering economic and personal catastrophes…. This is not your ordinary dip in the ...

N.J. voters send message of discontent by shooting down school budgets
Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, April 25
... aftershocks of the 1973 oil embargo, said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Want to know how to avoid another meltdown of the economy? Don’t ask the bankers and financiers
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), April 25
Better yet, ask citizens, investors and government officials, and ask them to support an overhaul of the financial system--to regulate ...

Faith in Prior Learning Was Well Placed
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education/Letters to the Editor, April 24
….Our confidence in the institution, and that of the founders of the college and early advocates of "credit for prior learning," was well placed, as "Where Life Earns Credit: 'Prior Learning' Gets a Fresh Assessment" (The Chronicle, March 19) confirms. Linda Stamato, Co-Director …

Program would clear path for cyclists, pedestrians in Glen Rock
Source: Glen Rock Gazette/NorthJersey.com, April 23
He would then partner with Rutgers University's Voorhees Transportation Center to evaluate the survey results, which he said should be free of charge. ...

Industry Leaders Brainstorm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
Source: TheAlternativePress.com, April 23
The general overview was presented by Ralph Izzo, PSEG's Chairman and CEO, Jeff Stoller the Director of Communications and Outreach of the Heldrich Center, ...

New Jersey on Long, Slow Road to Economic Recovery: On 40th anniversary of Earth Day, R/ECON conference offers forecast, examines environment’s role in state economy
Source: Rutgers Media Relations, April 23
“New Jersey is starting to turn around, but job growth will be very slow,” predicted economist Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service at today’s R/ECON semiannual subscriber conference in New Brunswick. … Dean James W. Hughes of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy joined Mantell with observations about the national economic picture during the program, “A Celebration of Earth Day 2010: The Environment and New Jersey’s Economy.”

NJ Recovery to Be Slow and Long
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM, April 23
A new economic forecast for the garden state shows New Jersey is in for a slow long road to economic recovery. Rutgers Economic Advisory Service Director Nancy Mantell foresees a non-agricultural employment gain …

Rutgers sees state economy growing
Source: Courier-Post, April 23
"I think the recession is over in New Jersey, but it's not over by much and (the economy) is not going to grow very quickly," said Nancy Mantell, director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service.

To save it, regulate it: Tough rules for Wall Street
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), April 22
To restore integrity to the nation's financial system, we need to do it over, big time. Congress must overhaul the present system and ...

Economists: N.J. out of recession–Slow growth forecast
Source: AsburyParkPress.com, April 22
… recession is over in New Jersey, but it's not over by much, and (the economy) is not going to grow very quickly," said Nancy Mantell, director of Rutgers Economic Advisory Service. … ... "During the past decade, for every government job we added, we lost two private-sector jobs," said James W. Hughes, an economist and dean of Rutgers' Edward ...

N.J. recovery could lag nation by two years, report says
Source: The Star Ledger/NJ.com, April 22
The lag can be attributed to factors that existed long before the recession, including the state’s trailing productivity and high business costs relative to other parts of the country, said economist Nancy Mantell, who conducted the study.

Economists: eight years for NJ jobs recovery
Source: WHYY.com, April 22
Rutgers University economists say New Jersey is starting to recover from the recession, but job growth will be slow. New Jersey has lost 240000 private ...

Sustainable Raritan River Presentation in New Brunswick- May 5
Source: MyCentralJersey.com, April 22
The presentation will be made Wednesday, May 5, at 3 pm at Rutgers Universitys Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at 33 Livingston Ave ...

Economist: N.J. recovering, 'but job growth will be very slow'
Source: THE DAILY, NJBIZ, April 22
New Jersey lost almost a quarter-million jobs during the recesion, and employment won't come back to pre-slump levels until 2016, Rutgers University economist Nancy Mantell forecast at its Economic Advisory Service conference Thursday in New Brunwick. ...

NJ Could Take Years to Recover Jobs Lost During the Recession
Source: WBGO.org/Jazz 88.3FM, April 22
Rutgers University economists say New Jersey is starting to recover from the recession, but job growth will be slow. New Jersey has lost 240-thousand private sector jobs since December of 2007. Nancy Mantell, the director of the Rutgers Economic Service, says it will take years to recover.

Governor Christie Outlines Energy Key To Economic Recovery In New Jersey
Source: GovMonitor.com, April 21
In remarks to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) Sustainable Energy Forum in New Brunswick, Governor Christie directed BPU President Lee Solomon to revisit the New Jersey Energy Master Plan in the light of current economic conditions and the financial realities we all face.

Gov. Christie discusses energy plan at Rutgers forum
Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, April 21
In one of his first policy addresses since presenting his budget, Gov. Chris Christie yesterday unveiled a business-friendly energy and environment plan at a forum sponsored by Rutgers University.

Christie links green issues with economic growth
Source: The Daily Targum, April 21
“Those manufacturing jobs are going to be, if we do this the right way, the backbone of middle class resurgence,” he said. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy sponsored the event.

New Jersey Arts Incubator Executive Director Amy Simon Receives 2010 Shirley ChisolmAward
Source: TheAlternativePress.com, April 21
... a legislative aide to Assemblyman John F. McKeon (D-27th District), a member of the Arts Build Community Initiative of the Rutgers Bloustein School, ...

Fort redevelopment bill remains flawed
Source: Asbury Park Press/APP.com, April 20
James W. Hughes and Joseph Seneca of Rutgers University have pointed out that in order to create jobs and attract new businesses, states have to offer an ...

A year later, signs of stability in N.J. jobs data
Source: NJ BIZ, April 19
This monthly report for NJ BIZ was prepared by James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University; Nancy H. Mantell, director ...

NJ Transit fears 25 percent fare hike will spur ridership decrease
Source: Asbury Park Press/APP.com, April 19
... sending NJ Transit into a spiral of more service cuts, said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers. ...

With Christie's kids in private school, some ask if he's 'sharing the sacrifices'
Source: DailyRecord.com, April 18
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said Christie is grappling with a fiscal nightmare ...

Can They Get Along Together? R/ECON’s April 22 Earth Day Conference Examines Relationship Between Environment and New Jersey Economy
Source: Rutgers Media Relations, April 16
Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON) semiannual subscriber forecast/program, “A Celebration of Earth Day 2010: The Environment and New Jersey's ...

Health Reform’s Expansion of Coverage for Dependents Could Be More Effective Than Similar State Efforts
Source: AISHealth.com, April 15
... according to a January research paper published by Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy and professor of public policy at Rutgers ...

DOE Announces Solar Decathlon 2011 Teams

Source: U.S. Department of Energy, April 15
The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the 20 teams that will participate in Solar Decathlon 2011. Congratulations go to:  … Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology (New Brunswick and Newark, New Jersey)

Solar Decathlon 2011 Teams Announced
Source: GetSolar.com, April 15
If you haven’t been following the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon since its first run in 2002, you’ve been missing out. The Solar Decathlon invites … Team New Jersey: Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey and New Jersey Institute of Technology ...

State pares public-sector jobs in March
Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, April 15
... in coming months, said Joseph R. Seneca, professor of economics at the Edward R. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

"Mess" of a traffic circle at Atlantic City Airport nears final round
Source: Press of Atlantic City, April 15
... there were far fewer vehicles and less traffic," said Jon Carnegie, executive director of Rutgers University's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center. ...

Hope is a Thing With Roots

Source: The Land Report, Spring 2010, Vol. 96
In  1987, farmers of the High Plains boiled at Easterners Deborah and Frank Popper, who suggested that it made sense for the region to become a “buffalo commons” of perennial grassland ...

Where is the place to be? America's Heartland!
Source: Beforeitsnews.com, April 15
Some environmentalists and academics even have embraced the idea, popularized by New Jersey academics Frank J. Popper and Deborah Popper, that Washington, D.C., accelerate the depopulation of the Plains

N.J. labor market remains fragile
Source: AsburyParkPress.com, April 14
"It shows the long, difficult path ahead," Rutgers University economist Joseph J. Seneca said. "And we're probably going to see more ups and downs going ...

Medical students dispel Cuban misconceptions
Source: The Daily Targum, April 14
The students' first stop was with adjunct professor  Elizabeth Amaya-Fernandez of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and her “International ...

Rutgers Program Helps Prepare Female Prisoners for Productive Return to Society
Source: Rutgers University Media Relations, April 13
“Prison rehabilitation is the engine of prison re-entry,” says Rutgers Professor and center Director Nancy Wolff.

Berkeley Heights: Four candidates vie for two seats
Source: NJ.com, April  13
Yellin, who is a lifelong resident of Berkeley Heights, … He is working toward an MA in Public Policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School at Rutgers University.

Diamond, Eisner, and Plotnik Advocate Benefits of Wind and Solar Energy at League of Women Voters of New Jersey Alternative Energy Conference
Source: TheAlternativePress.com, April 13
Governor Florio, who is currently teaching a seminar on energy policy at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, ...

Hope in Jersey: In the state’s latest tax war, Governor Christie is standing firm.

Source: City Journal, April 12
Rutgers' James Hughes, dean of the school's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, points to a telling economic indicator. ...

Small businesses face challenges

Source: Cherry Hill Courier Post, April 12
... market is far from recovering, according to James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...


Commentary: Locally driven investment program best bet to retool Midwest
Source: DetNews.com, April 12
Professor Robert Burchell of Rutgers University has correctly observed that EDA is, "On time ... very successful ... under budget. ...

Looking into the future
 Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, April 7
... put forth in the op-ed in The Record Sunday by two professors at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

N.J. green jobs creation slow, despite grants

Source: The Star-Ledger, April 7
"When you have to create a new program starting from the ground up, it is a long, difficult process," said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. "At a time when there is a ... "The reality is there are not enough jobs to begin to replace the number of construction jobs that have been lost," said Jennifer Cleary, a project manager in work force development at the Bloustein School who studies green job development. ...
 
Herald News: Drop in tax revenue should force more cuts
Source: Herald News/NorthJersey.com, April 6
James Hughes and Joseph Seneca of Rutgers University wrote in Sunday's Opinion section that the state's current budget woes are the result of lopsided ...
 
With unemployment still high, thousands of seasonal jobs go to legal foreign workers
Source: The Press of Atlantic City, April 5
... no more than 10 months out of a year or one that is permanent, an unemployed worker will opt for the latter, said Carl Van Horn, director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

On Bison Science, Bison Politics, and the Rebisoning of the West
Source: National Parks Traveler, April 4
Back in 1987, Rutgers University professors Frank and Deborah Popperhad the temerity to bring that question out in the open. They suggested that much of the overgrazed, carelessly farmed, and sparsely settled Great Plains might logically be withdrawn from agricultural land use and converted to a "Buffalo Commons" in which natural ecosystem rhythms ...

A year later, no progress on Journal Sq. project: Two-tower building, redevelopment stalled for now
Source: The Hudson Reporter, April 4
The Journal Square Redevelopment Plan, developed by veteran urban planner Anton Nelessen and Hoboken architect Dean Marchetto, covers a large area spanning from Highway 139 at the north end ...

Jobs: How employment shifts jarred New Jersey's budget
Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, April 4
Op-ed by James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and Joseph J. Seneca, professor of economics at the Bloustein School.

YOUR MONEY Special Edition: America's Jobs Crisis
Source: CNN Your Money, April 3-4
Lakshman Ackuthan is managing director of Economic Cycle Research Institute. Chrystia Freeland is global editor at large with Reuters and Professor William Rogers is former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor. First, is this a turning point Bill?

Five Ex-Governors Running for Old Jobs
Source: CQPolitics.com (blog), April 2
"They really have a sense they can get a lot done, and they probably can," Rutgers University political scientiest Alan Rosenthal tells Mapes. ...

US Market Insider: Jobs Report May Spark Plenty Of Trading -- Outside of Stocks
 
Source: CNBC.com, April 2
William Rodgers, Rutgers University economics professor, is not nearly as optimistic. He only expects to see a payroll number of 50000 to 100000, ...


Kitzhaber now one of five ex-governors running again
Source: The Oregonian/OregonLive.com, April 1
Alan Rosenthal, a political scientist at Rutgers University who is working on a book about gubernatorial leadership, said he is struck by how much ...

New stadium gets ready for its April 10 debut
Source: The Leader, April 1
He explained that the area was established following a Rutgers University study released five years ago, undertaken by its John J. Heldrich Center for ...

Jobs: Turning A Corner?

Source: CNBC The Call, April 1
Discussing the state of employment in America, with William Rodgers, Rutgers University and John Lonski, Moody's Capital.


March

Yielding is no longer enough at NJ crosswalks
Source: Asbury Park Press, March 31
You come to a halt," said Ranjit Walia, senior research specialist at Rutgers University's Voorhees Transportation  Institute. "The major advantage (for ...


Cherry Hill gets grant to reduce pollution
Source: Courier-Post, March 31
The township enlisted the expertise of New Jersey Sustainable State Institute during the application process, and reached out to ...

Middlesex County unveils new 'green' website
Source: Edison Sentinel, March 30
... to fund the 16-month-long project between the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute and Middlesex County that is developing the Sustainability Plan. ...

Having fun and doing good: Rutgers Marathon reaches new high
Source: NJ.com (blog by Linda Stamato), March 30
The 12th annual Rutgers University Dance Marathon broke a record, generating $378,001 for the Embrace Kids Foundation, and, ...

Event links green issues, economy

Source: The Daily Targum, March 30
Julia Friedman, a student at the Edward J. Bloustein  School of Planning and Public Policy, lectured about the economics of climate change last night in the ...

Blitz ghost estates, advises US expert

Source: The Sunday Tribune, March 28
The remnants of Ireland's burst property and construction bubble should be demolished in the same way that large parts of the US city of Detroit are being torn down, according to Dr James  W Hughes.

Home sales fell in North Jersey in 2009

Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, March 28
"We entered 2009 staring into the economic abyss," said Rutgers economist James Hughes. And that was reflected in the housing ...

Perks padding public payrolls

Source: The Montclair Times/NorthJersey.com, March 25
It's a long-standing practice in New Jersey, and one few taxpayers know about, said Joseph J. Seneca, a professor and economist at Rutgers University. ...

New Jersey needs lower, not higher, income taxes to get economy moving

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, March 25
According to Rutgers University economist Professor James Hughes, New Jersey suffered a net loss of 460000 residents to other states during the last decade. ...

 

Think the Obamacare fight is over? Just wait until they try to implement it
Source: San Francisco Examiner (blog), March 25
According to a recent analysis by Rutgers Public Policy Professor Stuart Shapiro, the mean time for completing a regulation from start to finish is 831 days ...

New Jersey adds jobs for 1st time in nearly 2 years

Source: Asbury Park Press/APP.com, March 24
 "It's certainly a positive sign," said James W. Hughes, an economist and dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Changes on the way for real estate, panel says

Source: NJBIZ.com, March 24
Jim Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, pointed to the lingering effects of what he termed ...

NJ unemployment rate declines; state adds 3,700 jobs

Source: The Record/NorthJersey.com, March 24
 ... it is likely that the trough of the New Jersey employment cycle is finally behind us,” said Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers University economist. ...

Middlesex County unveils new ‘green’ website

Source: North Brunswick Sentinel, March 23
... to fund the 16- month-long project between the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute and Middlesex County that is developing the Sustainability Plan. ...

Plainfield seeks input on NJ Transit-oriented development plan

Source: MyCentralJersey.com, March 22
 ... is leading the study, a collaborative effort also being overseen by former Rutgers University Voorhees Transportation Center director Martin Robbins and ...

EWNJ to Honor 37 Women of Professional Distinction at ‘Salute to the Policy Makers’ 2010 Awards Dinner
Source: PRweb.com, March 22
Nancy Wolff, Ph.D., professor, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Center for Mental Health Services & Criminal Justice Research, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; ...

To "write women back into history," include the first feminists: Women Religious

Source: NJ.com (blog), March 21
(blog by Linda Stamato) Roman Catholic Sisters built and managed hospitals, orphanages, and charitable institutions that served millions of people in America long ...

Red Bull Arena opening in Harrison sparks nearby redevelopment

Source: The Star-Ledger, March 20
 ... as the Prudential Center did for Newark, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Overtime up at NJ Transit and Turnpike Authority

Source: The Daily Record, March 19
... and is commonly used by transportation agencies, said Martin Robins, executive director of the Voorhees Transportation Institute at Rutgers University. ...

Review how we decide police contracts

Source: The Daily Record, March 19
(blog by Linda Stamato) As Gov. Chris Christie tempers his talk of cuts with promises of reform, it is good to see that he may be looking to make some changes in ...

Christie's affordable housing panel submits recommendations; governor escapes related court action

Source: NewJerseyNewsroom.com, March 19
The other task force members were: Rutgers University Prof. James Hughes, Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz, Morris Plains Mayor ...

 
Minority Jobless Gap
Source: CNBC's Power Lunch (video), March 18
A new report by the Joint Economic Committee shows the struggle for jobs is particularly acute for African Americans. William Rodgers, a Rutgers professor and former Labor Dept. chief economist, and Harley Shaiken, a professor at UC Berkeley, share their insight.

 

Greener Strides: Rutgers University offers green remodeling guidelines for New Jersey homes
Souce:  DesignNJ magazine, April/May 2010

 

“Leading from the Middle” Program Furthers One Student’s Mission to Link the Arts to Community Development
Source: Rutgers University Continuing Studies newsletter, March 2010
The Leading Institute is an initiative being incubated by the Professional Development Institute (PDI) at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. The Institute is the only organization that specializes in leadership and management development in the community development and urban planning fields.

Rural Detroit: The Motor City wants to turn blighted neighborhoods into fields and farms

Source: The Columbus Dispatch, March 17
 "Things that were unthinkable are now becoming thinkable," said James W. Hughes, dean of the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University in ...

Florio to Receive CCC's Civic Leadership Award on April 7

Source: The Courier Post, March 17
Since leaving elected office, Florio has chaired the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and served as an instructor at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. ...

Experts predict higher taxes, local layoffs due to Christie's budget proposals

Source: Asbury Park Press/APP.com, March 16
... proliferation of small towns and school districts. "It's the great experiment," said James W. Hughes, dean of a public policy school at Rutgers University. "We're facing a situation ...


Safety experts urge cyclists to sit up and take notice

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, March 15/16
John Pucher, a US professor at Rutgers University who has written a paper explaining why Sydney cycling levels are half that of Melbourne, ...

Hillsborough to explore Somerset County solar program

Source: MyCentralJersey.com, March 15
The Sustainable Committee, a partnership among the township and the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute, has been charged in creating a vision for a ...

Ethics takes a back seat

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 15
But Alan Rosenthal, a Rutgers University professor  and an expert on state legislatures, said state governments across the country have been imposing more ... 

Retired government employees say they are targets of a backlash

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, March 14
 ... yet predictable outgrowth of today's economy, said Joseph Seneca, of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

Earmarks, student loans, and financial regulatory reform: Is a new day dawning?

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, March 14
(blogged by Linda Stamato) Some responders encouraged me and others said, in brief, 'give it up, this is American politics, don't you know?' but none, that I recall, ...

Volunteers help others - and themselves

Source: MyCentralJersey.com, March 14
Losing a job can be a traumatic event, said Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. ...

Sydney: the city that hates bikes

Source: The Sydney Morning Hearld, March 13
For decades Dr Pucher, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, has been riding bikes - from the cycling wonderlands of Amsterdam and Copenhagen to the car-choked streets of many ...

Green building legislation advances in Assembly

Source: NJBIZ.com, March 12
 ... said Jennifer Senick, executive director of the New Brunswick-based Rutgers Center for Green Building, which is currently working with a number of state ...

Virginia General Assembly goes slow on tough ethics reform

Source: The Washington Post, March 12
 "It's not been something they want to mess with if they don't have to," said Alan Rosenthal, a public policy professor  at Rutgers University who monitors ...

Downsizing Detroit to save it

Source Omaha World-Record/Omaha.com, March 12
“Things that were unthinkable are now becoming thinkable,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, ...

Gambling in Delaware: Builder pitching a bayside casino
Source: Delawareonline.com, March 12
Alan Rosenthal, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University, said the appearance of a conflict, even if Bunting recuses himself, could hurt the ...

Sydney called hostile to bicycles

Source: UPI.com, March 12
The Australian city did not invent "aggro," but to Rutgers University Professor John Pucher, who spent a sabbatical year in Sydney, it's downright hazardous ...

 
Best of the blocks—Study shows historic tax credit benefit

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 11
Study shows historic tax credit benefit — Out this week from the Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research  is a study of the federal historic ...

Tough work ahead

Source: Bergen Record/NorthJersey.com, March 11
Joseph Seneca, a Rutgers economist, said the new numbers will make any economic recovery more difficult. He noted that even if the state created 50000 jobs ...

History preservation tax credits could pay off for N.J.

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, March 11
A recent report by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers found the federal program’s benefits "are extensive and almost all sectors of the nation’s economy see their payrolls and production increased." David Listokin, one of the authors of the report,

County, State Officials Unveil “Green” Web Site

Source: NJToday.net, March 11
Randall Solomon, executive director of NJ Sustainable State Institute, said bringing county government together with local business, healthcare, education ...

Detroit – The Incredible Shrinking City

Source: GlobalShift, March 11
James W. Hughes, dean of the School of Public Planning at Rutgers  University says. “There is now a realization that past glories are never going to be ...

N.J. unemployment rate falls to 9.9 percent in January

Source: NJ.com, March 10
"The recession was so severe that both the nation and New Jersey lost jobs faster that they could be counted," said Joseph Seneca, a professor of economics and public policy at Rutgers University.

N.J. job losses hit 228,300; worst since '90s

Source: Asbury Park Press, March 10
And even if the economy grew as fast as it did in the late 1990s, it still would take four years to get back to ground zero, Rutgers' Seneca said. ...

Destroy the City to Save It

Source: The New Ledger, March 10
“Things that were unthinkable are now becoming thinkable,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers  University, ...

Council to help build group trip

Source: The Daily Targum, March 9
"I think it's a great co-sponsorship,” the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy junior said. “The College Avenue Council is not only ...

Detroit wants to save itself by shrinking

Source: The Associated Press, March 8
"Things that were unthinkable are now becoming thinkable," said James W. Hughes, dean of the School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, ...

New study shows historic tax credit benefits

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (blog), March 8
Just out from the Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research is a study of the federal historic preservation tax credit. 

National Trust for Historic Preservation publishes new study on the economic impacts of the historic rehabilitation tax credits in the US

Source: International National Trusts Orgainsation, March 7
Rutgers University has released a comprehensive new report that analyzes the economic impact of the Federal Historic Tax Credit since its inception in 1976. The findings are a major win for historic preservation advocates.

Decision by development company to cease truck transfer station project raises concerns for local planners

Source: The Express Times/LehighValleyLive.com, March 6
"That's an ongoing tension that has probably over time increased with the development of the state," said Joseph Seneca, a professor at Rutgers University's ...

Cuts to public transportation will hurt New Jersey

Source: The Times of Trenton, March 6
Robert Noland, professor at the Edward J. Bloustein  School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers and director of the Voorhees Transportation Center, ...

The Unemployment Rate and How It's Changing; When Does the Real Recovery Get Underway?; The New White House Plan for Health Care
Source: CNN Your Money, March 6
Rutgers University professor William Rodgers, and former chief economist to U.S. Department of Labor, Lakshman Ackuthan is managing director of the Economic Cycle of Research Institute. OK, let's talk about that little manufacturing

 
N.J. affordable housing back to basics with Gov’s task force

Source: NewJerseyNewsroom.com, March 4
With Karrow on the task force are Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz, Morris Plains Mayor Frank Druetzler, Ira Oskowsky, former state Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency director, and Rutgers University Prof. James Hughes.

 
Big changes afoot for municipal, school budgets

Source: NorthJersey.com, March 4
 ... have to adjust to the new governor's philosophy on taxes and spending, according to Joseph J. Seneca, professor and economist at Rutgers University. ...

Budget-strapped N.J. rushes to repair rampant potholes after brutal snow storms

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, March 4
 ... to transportation budgets across the state, said Martin Robins, director emeritus of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center in Rutgers University. ...

No Bloustein mention
College Degrees Without Going to Class

Source: The New York Times (blog), March 3
Institutions like Rutgers University and the  University of California system are looking at expanding online courses as a way to keep down tuition costs ...

Christie meets with economic advisors to discuss New Jersey's fiscal challenges

Source: NewJerseyNewsroom.com, March 3
Among the presenters during the public portion of the meeting was Joel C. Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy ...

Christie: State Spending Calls for Systematic Reforms

Source: Town Topics, March 3
Panel participants included Director of the Center for State Health Policy and Professor of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers Joel Cantor; Senior Fellow ... ... and Director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University Carl Van Horn.

ADP: Private Employment Layoffs at 20K

Source: CNBC Squawk Box (video), March 3
Discussing the latest ADP employment report, with William Rodgers, former Labor Dept. chief economist, and Joel Prakken, of Macroeconomic Advisers.

Bridgewater zoning board allows developer to drop age restriction

Source: The Messenger-Gazette/NJ.com, March 3
 ... Cofone testified that the project would bring in seven school-age children, according to a study done by the Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research. ...

How would commuter rail fit into the system?

Source: Wisconsin State Journal, March 2
 ... it would probably take three years before the first trains rolled down the tracks, National Transit Institute director Paul Larrousse said.

As the Regional Transit Authority prepares to meet, several questions await

Source: Wisconsin State Journal, March 2
Either way, public buy-in will be critical, said Paul Larrousse, director of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University. ...

We rescued the financial system, now it's time to reform it, seriously

Source: The Star-Ledger, March 2
Blog by Linda Stamato
Joseph J. Seneca and James W. Hughes, in “Y2K+10: A New Decade Unfolds” The full report, in Advance & Rutgers Report: An Analysis of Economic, Business and ...


Snow's melting, but the cost to Morris taxpayers lingers

Source: Daily Record, March 2
But the cost of a snowstorm reaches deeper into the economy, said Joseph Seneca, an economist at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning ...

No Bloustein mention
Alumni click with online courses

Source: The Daily Targum, March 1
 “Within the context of higher education, it is an important element that Rutgers needs to move into, at least to some extent greater than it has in the past ...

Sending Help Home
Source: About Rutgers, March 1
Chance landed Judyth Nsababera at Rutgers. Challenging coursework, receptive faculty, and supportive students helped her realize her plans to help others. ... Now a senior at Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy in New Brunswick, Judyth says success is tied to engaging young people at schools like Rutgers.

Builders swap age-restricted projects for market rate units in Bridgewater

Source: MyCentralJersey.com, March 1
James Hughes, dean of Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, has said many municipalities were glad to approve the ...

Do commuters using mass transit deserve a break?

Souce: Daily Record, March 1
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, also raised questions. ...

PSE&G Soliciting Proposals for Energy Efficiency Technology Demonstration Projects

Source: PR-USA.net, March 1
PSE&G is partnering with the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute at Rutgers University (NJSSI) on this new Technology
Demonstration program, which is part of a $190 million initiative that was approved last summer by the NJ Board of Public Utilities to support the state's economic development goals and bring energy efficiency to utility customers.



February

Economic scenarios in the Y2K+10 decade
Source: The Times of Trenton, February 28
In the 30 years that he's been an economist, James W. Hughes can't remember a time when the trends were more difficult to decipher.

 
It's time: Freeze N.J. public workers' pay, change bargaining rules

Source: Star-Ledger/NJ.com, February 28
“Without controlling these costs, we are on a treadmill of ever-higher tax rates,” Rutgers University economist Joseph Seneca says. ...

Proposed Newark high-rise would become city's tallest building

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, February 28
 James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said the tower will have an impact, ...

A push for better workforce training

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com, February 28
Carl Van Horn, director of Rutgers University's John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development in New Brunswick, called the report "one of the first ...

Next N.J. transit chief faces rough road ahead

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com, February 28
Robert B. Noland, a Rutgers University professor who is director of the school's Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, said the gas tax should be tied to ...

One Mantua couple's experience shows the risks in trying to make a home sale

Source: The Gloucester County Times/NJ.com, February 28
Linda Stamato, a faculty fellow and co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Rutgers University, said that sellers should familiarize themselves with New Jersey's tenant rights before renting a house, apartment or condo to anyone. ...

State, local property tax hikes lowest in years

Source: Asbury Park Press, February 26
Joseph J. Seneca, a professor at Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, called the slower rise in property taxes a ...

Pork and protest, D.C. style: Biting the hand that feeds you

Source: The Star Ledger/NJ.com blog, February 26
One year ago, I wrote what I hoped would be my last blog on earmarks.  This one related to the omnibus spending bill that contained so much pork ...  Linda Stamato is co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and a member of the graduate faculty at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Rutgers Center Teams with PSE&G to Evaluate Applications for Technology Demonstration Project Grants

Source: Rutgers Media Relations, February 25
The New Jersey Sustainable State Institute (NJSSI), a unit of the Bloustein School, will manage the grant application and evaluation process to identify the state’s most exciting and innovative next-generation energy efficiency projects. “New Jersey’s leading energy technology organizations, including universities and small businesses, are encouraged to submit proposals outlining their cutting-edge technologies and services,” said Randy Solomon, NJSSI executive director. ...

PSE&G Soliciting Proposals for Energy Efficiency Technology Demonstration Projects

Source: TradingMarkets.com, February 25
PSE&G is partnering with the New Jersey Sustainable State Institute at Rutgers University (NJSSI) on this new Technology Demonstration program, ...

Energy-saving ideas being sought

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, February 25
The New Jersey Sustainable State Institute is soliciting proposals for emerging energy-saving technologies that have the potential to come to market quickly. ...


In New Jersey, No Consensus on Foreclosure Problem

Source: The New York Times, February 24
 ... on foreclosures are very elusive,” said James W. Hughes, the dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

U. study projects delayed recession recovery in 2010
Source: The Daily Targum, February 23
Two University faculty members believe the worst part of the recession is over, but economic woes may still loom.  James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Professor Joseph Seneca contributed to a report on the topic, entitled “Y2K+ 10: A New Decade Unfolds.”


Mass-transit users suffer, but drivers get a break

Source: The Daily Record, February 22
James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said recently that increasing the cost of taking ...

Economy slowly improving...So how long will it take for conditions to improve in NJ?

Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio, February 22
Rutgers economist Joe Seneca says "we've gone from a Great Recession to a Great Stabilization, and the economy is starting to grow again, ...

Experts: Without reform, 'nobody will have health insurance'

Source: NJBIZ, February 22
 Joel Cantor, director of the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University, said the proposal to limit premium increases “is an attempt to recapture …

Rutgers University taps booming online education

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, February 21
Seeking to increase profits as a buffer against dwindling state support, Rutgers University is making a major push into the multibillion-dollar industry of online education.
(No Bloustein mention; discusses increasing use of online courses at Rutgers)

 

Y2K+10: A New Decade Unfolds New Advance & Rutgers Report Assesses Depth of Economic Downturn, Future Issues Determining Pace and Strength of Economic Recovery
Source: The AlternativePress.com, February 19
(this is a reposting of the press release of the new Advance & Rutgers Report)

 

Report: N.J. gives options to low-income drivers with suspended licenses
Source: NorthJersey.com, February 18
A 2006 report that the Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University did for a state Motor Vehicles Affordability and Fairness Task Force found that roughly 5 percent ...

 
Budget cuts may hurt NJ's economy

Source: MyCentralJersey.com/Gannett New Jersey, February 14
"Our solution, even in good economic times, was to raise taxes" and spending, said Rutgers Unversity economics professor Joseph Seneca." ...

New Jersey Commission On Affordable Housing Endorses Executive Order 12
Source: The Gov Monitor, February 18
Additionally, Governor Christie announced the appointment of the four remaining members of the Housing Opportunity Task Force created in Executive Order 12.  Rutgers University Professor James Hughes, ...

Rutgers report: job loss recovery will take at least 4 years

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, February 18
"We had to digest a lot of bad news," said James Hughes, dean of the Bloustein School, in a telephone interview. "Some of the worst has passed us ..."

Job market should improve -- in 2014

Source: Walletpop, February 18
According to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Safety, it could take until 2014 just to gain back the estimated 8.5 million jobs in the private sector that have disappeared.

Report: Recovery may begin this year

Source: NJBIZ, February 18
James Hughes and Joseph Seneca authored the “Y2K+10: A New Decade Unfolds” in the latest issue of the Advance and Rutgers Report. Real estate owner and developer Advance sponsors the report.

Bottom line: It's all about creating more jobs

Source: MyCentralJersey.com/Gannett New Jersey, February 18
Rutgers University professors, James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and Joseph J. Seneca, an economist at the Bloustein School, have been delivering sobering news about the nation's roster of jobs.


Preserving our heritage: Gunter deserves our thanks for his work in saving historic buildings

Source: San Angelo Standard-Times, February 17
For example, a recent study by the Center for Urban Policy Research of Rutgers University in New Brunswick found that in New Jersey historic preservation generated $580 million annually ...

Atlantic City Rail Line may still expand despite Christie's call for subsidy cuts

Source: Press of Atlantic City, February 17
 ... specific strings attached to be used for certain purposes,” said Paul Larousse, the director of the National Transit Institute at Rutgers University. ...


Chutzpah and the banks
Source: NJ.com/February 17
Linda Stamato is co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and a member of the graduate faculty at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

New Jersey COAH board endorses Christie’s halt on state affordable housing efforts

Source: newjerseynewsroom.com, February 17
Additionally, Christie announced the appointment of the four remaining members of the Housing Opportunity Task Force. They are Rutgers University Prof. James Hughes, ...

Celebrating history: The lives of Carter G. Woodson and Raymond A. Brown

Source: NJ.com, February 17
Linda Stamato is co-director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and a member of the graduate faculty at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Corner Office: Chris Christie—Wealth leaving in form of small businesses

Source: NJBiz, February 15
In response to those findings, James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said in media ...

Young family falls victim to homelessness as part of growing state and national trend

Source: The Star-Ledger/NJ.com, February 14
They find themselves in very desperate situations," said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers ...

Economic stimulus funds helping Shore residents dive back into job market

Source: Asbury Park Press, February 14
"This is not a panacea to solve the problem to get us back to 8 percent (unemployment)," said William Rodgers, chief economist for the Heldrich Center for ...

Nonprofits' tax deals strain tight budgets

Source: Press of Atlantic City, February 13
 ... services off the tax base,” said David Listokin, a professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...

25 Best HR Experts, Blogs and Influencers of 2009

Source: Focus.com, February 12
Heldrich Center named one of the top 25 human resources experts, blogs, and influencers of 2009 by Focus.com, an online resource where business and IT professionals can access  data, research, and analysis needed to make good purchasing and other business decisions.

NJ Budget Plan Shakes The State, But Not The Muni Market

Source: Wall Street Journal, February 12
"This is simply stage one of having to allocate pain," James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public ...

Federal reforms in peril: Lobbyists for the loan industry ride again
Source: NJ.com, February 10
Linda Stamato is Co-Director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and a member of the graduate faculty at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Red Bank YMCA seeks OK to expand

Red Bank board to consider proposal for addition
Source: APP.com, February 9
Having the council decide the issue, with the appropriate professional guidance, is a better course of action, said Stuart Meck, a professional planner and associate research professor at the Bloustein School...

 
New Jersey Jumbo borrowers continue to fall behind

Source: The Star-Ledger, February 9
In New Jersey, more than half of all those unemployed are “knowledge-based workers,” according to an estimate from the Edward J. Bloustein School of ...

Rutgers' Voorhees Transportation Center Launches E-Newsletter on Transit-Oriented Development

Citi funds outreach effort to New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
Source: Rutgers Media Relations, February 8
Interest in transit-oriented development in New Jersey led the Voorhees Center at Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy to team ...


New Information About the State of Your Job 
(transcript)
Source: CNN Your Money, Aired February 6
With William Rodgers, Professor and Chief Economist at Heldrich Center for Workforce Development


Study finds the wealthy prefer Conn. to N.J.

Source: The Record and The Herald News, February 5

...Jim Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, said the income tax was one of several factors that ...


Newark group's HIV awareness campaign includes text messages, Facebook

Source: Star-Ledger, February 5
...In that office, Ann Dey, an HIV/AIDS expert from Rutgers University's Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, conducted focus groups ...

N.J. loses $70B in wealth during five years as residents depart

Source: The Star-Ledger, February 4
...real estate market and the state budget, said Jim Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. ...


New Jersey's richest citizens flee its taxes

Source: Essex County Conservative Examiner, February 4
...But this is not the first study that has shown that the highest taxpayers have been moving out: Jim Hughes and Joseph Seneca of Rutgers University had found ...

 
Catch the city's wage thieves

Souce: New York Daily News (op-ed), February 3

Associate Professor James Defilippis and his colleagues' op-ed discussed their recent study "Working Without Laws," on the scope of wage theft in New York City.