South Ward Children’s Alliance

posted on February 23rd, 2016  |  Read more

The New Jersey Chapter’s CPAP team was invited by the South Ward Children’s Alliance in Newark’s South Ward to support the creation of a community needs assessment that could be used in their efforts to improve public education in the South Ward. The Alliance has become increasingly aware that addressing problems in the community, such as housing, crime and recreation, is a critical part of improving the South Ward’s public schools. The CPAP was asked to support their efforts to identify social issues in the surrounding neighborhoods and how they should be prioritized.

A Vision for Revitalizing the French Street Commercial Corridor

posted on February 23rd, 2016  |  Read more

APA-NJ CPAP was invited to New Brunswick by the Esperanza Neighborhood Project and New Brunswick Tomorrow to create a vision plan to enhance the French Street commercial corridor using input and recommendations from community residents, businesses, and shoppers.

West Side Neighborhood in Newark

posted on February 23rd, 2016  |  Read more

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  |  Read more

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  |  Read more

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  |  Read more

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  |  Read more

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.

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