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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.
Preliminary Agenda (download PDF)
|8:30 a.m.||Registration and Networking|
Welcome and Introduction
Economic Overview and Analysis of the Gold Coast: Today and Yesterday
|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
The Case of Weehawken: Redevelopment of a Waterfront
The Case of Edgewater: Combining Retail, Residential, and Office Space
Panel Discussion: The Gold Coast, What Have We Wrought?
Future of the Gold Coast
|12:00 p.m.||Audience Q&A|
|12:30 p.m.||Symposium ends|