West Side Neighborhood in Newark

posted on February 23rd, 2016 in CP Assistance Program, News

Planner volunteers worked with the Tri-City People’s Corporation to develop a strategic plan for this struggling neighborhood in Newark’s Central Ward. The community has a long list of challenges, including high crime, significant poverty, troubled schools, inadequate housing, mortgage and tax foreclosures, and little or no strong community organization to steer the strategic plan. Positive aspects of the neighborhood are several organizations with long term commitments to the neighborhood, such as Tri-City Peoples Corporation, many houses of worship willing to support the effort, a beautiful county park at its center, West Side Park, and a growing commercial district along Springfield Avenue, where Home Depot, a movie theater, a newly opened Shop Rite and a several restaurants have opened.

Congratulations Tom Schulze and Carlos Rodrigues

posted on February 23rd, 2016 in News

Fellows of AICP are honored in recognition of the achievements of the planner as an individual, elevating the Fellow before the public and the profession as a model planner who has made significant contributions to planning and society. Fellowship is granted to planners who have been members of AICP and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Those chosen become members of the College of Fellows.

2016 APA-NJ Conference Recap

posted on February 1st, 2016 in News

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2016 New Jersey Planning Conference. AICP CM Credits are now posted to the national website and you can view the final program and pictures from the event. See you next year!

2016 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference

posted on September 11th, 2015 in News

The NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference attracts a broad audience of professionals, historic site and museum managers, historic preservation commission members, planners, architects, and more. The planning committee seeks innovative presentations about programs and projects that showcase New Jersey’s heritage and present ways to build a place for history in every community.

South Ironbound Resiliency Action Plan (Newark)

posted on September 10th, 2015 in CP Assistance Program, News

The Ironbound Community Corporation invited the APA-NJ CPAP program to support their efforts to create a South Ironbound Resiliency Plan. The area includes residential, commercial, and industrial properties, and suffers from an array of issues that have been identified by the community.

Nominate Your Municipality’s Great Place! Deadline 9/25/15

posted on July 27th, 2015 in News

Great Places in NJ celebrates downtowns, streets, neighborhoods and public spaces of exemplary character, quality and planning. These places represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement and a vision for tomorrow.

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