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The New Jersey Gold Coast: How We Got Here and Where We Are Going

October 25, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm


A symposium sponsored by
Bloustein Local Government Research Center, Rutgers University
and American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter

Since the 1990s the 19-mile Hudson Waterfront area has experienced intensive development, consisting largely of high-density residential buildings, office towers, and retail centers. The Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and the American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter are pleased to present this symposium about the history of the area and its future.

Moderated by Bloustein Local Director and University Professor Raphael J. Caprio, and Senior Research Fellow Marc Pfeiffer, the program includes a macroeconomic overview of  the region, presentations by representatives from Jersey City, Weehawken and Edgewater, all waterfront municipalities that have experienced significant impact from Gold Coast development, and a prominent developer’s view of the region’s future. 

This Friday morning event is free and includes light refreshments & networking opportunities.  

Preliminary Agenda (download PDF)

8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction                                       
Raphael J. Caprio, PhD, Director, Bloustein Local Government Research Center

9:05 a.m.

Economic Overview and Analysis of the Gold Coast: Today and Yesterday
Bloustein Local Staff

9:20 a.m. The Case of Jersey City: From Railroads to Light Rail
Robert Cotter, PP, FAICP, Director Jersey City Division of City Planning
9:50 a.m.

The Case of Weehawken: Redevelopment of a Waterfront
Richard Turner, Mayor, Township of Weehawken

10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.

The Case of Edgewater: Combining Retail, Residential, and Office Space
Gregory Franz, Borough Administrator, Borough of Edgewater

11:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion: The Gold Coast, What Have We Wrought?

11:30 a.m.

Future of the Gold Coast                                  
Arthur E. Imperatore, Jr., President, New York Waterway

12:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
12:30 p.m. Symposium ends


October 25, 2013
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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