As the newly formed Ag in the City coalition moves forward in the design and implementation of an official website, we were tasked with the develeopment of a web map tool. Besides providing site visitors with visual representations of New Jersey urban agriculture as a cohesive statewide network, the web map would additionally act as a tool for information sharing among individual projects, thereby supplementing coalition building efforts.
Graduate students are developing an interactive website to map urban agriculture projects around New Jersey. Read More
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Ag in the City Survey for Statewide Map Application
Erica Maurer is a second year MCRP student with a concentration in community development. She received her undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton University where she majored in Geography with a concentration in Urban Economic and Retail Planning. Besides interests in community development and revitalization, she has a newly formed passion for food related issues. Her research includes connecting community related issues through map applications. Erica interned for NYC Planning this past summer, and upon graduation will hold a full-time position studying demographic data and trends in New York City. She also hopes to continue her own research pertaining to food and urban agriculture.
Kaitlynn is a second year MCRP student with a concentration in Information and Communications. She also completed the graduate certificate program for Geographic Information Systems and is interested in designing web applications for community engagement. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University where she majored in Planning and Public Policy with a minor in Sociology. Kaitlynn has held several research assistant positions while studying at the Bloustein School and upon graduation hopes to continue work in public outreach research.
Timothy Shek recently earned a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy with a concentration in International Development and Food Systems Planning. His interests include basic water and sanitation provision, food security, sustainable food systems, appropriate technology, and community-based planning. Before coming to Rutgers, Timothy served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia and Honduras focusing on issues of community access to potable water (gravity-fed systems, well drilling, rainwater catchment), sanitation, solid waste management, watershed protection, and adaptation to climate change.
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