Stuart is an Associate Research Professor and Director of the Planning Practice program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Prior to his faculty appointment, he was director of the Center for Government Services (CGS), which was formerly part of the Bloustein School, and served as the School’s training, research, and technical assistance unit.
A specialist in planning statute reform and land use controls, Staurt is a former national president of the American Planning Association, has 39 years of experience as a professional planner, researcher, and municipal administrator, and has written widely on planning and land use controls. His two major works are the Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook: Model Statutes for Planning and the Management of Change, 2002 edition (American Planning Association, 2002), for which he served as principal investigator and general editor, and, with Kenneth Pearlman, Ohio Planning and Zoning Law, 16th edition (Thomson-West 2011). Meck is also a co-editor, with Professor Daniel R. Mandelker of the Washington University School of Law, and several other attorneys and law professors, of Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials, 8th Edition (Lexis/Nexis, 2011).
Stuart has done consulting work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Czech Republic, the Fannie Mae Foundation, the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hillsborough County, Florida, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, among others. He has also provided technical assistance to a number of New Jersey municipalities.
Meck is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), a licensed Professional Planner (PP) in New Jersey, and a registered Professional Community Planner (PCP) in Michigan.
Meck holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Journalism and a Master of City Planning from the Ohio State University, and an M.B.A. from Wright State University. Meck is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Goucher College Master of Historic Preservation program.
Stuart Meck, FAICP, PP
Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy 33 Livingston Avenue, Room 247 New Brunswick, NJ 08901