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New Tools for Community Engagement

New Tools for Community Engagement

This winter has left many of New Jersey’s streets in a state of disrepair. Poor road conditions can cause motorists to make unpredictable hazard avoidance movements, increasing the danger for other road users, including other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. While automobiles may be damaged due to poor road conditions, the risk is even greater for bicyclists who frequently use roads…read more →

Aging in Urban Centers

Aging in Urban Centers

As baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – continue to age, their influence on the development of the urban landscape will remain significant, due to both the size of the age cohort and the unique needs of an aging population. New Jersey, currently ranked 11th in the nation in overall adult population over age 60, will not…read more →

Constructing Parks for Diversifying Communities

Constructing Parks for Diversifying Communities

Throughout the history of the United States, the appropriate use of park space has been disputed. In the early 1900s, parks were designed for two primary reasons: to create natural spaces within polluted cities and to minimize social unrest. Diverse class populations used these spaces differently creating disputes over what constituted “appropriate park use and behavior.”[1] The middle class wanted…read more →

Connecting the City Through Park Corridors

Connecting the City Through Park Corridors

Cities in the United States have a history of using green space to enhance urban landscapes. During the industrial revolution, Frederick Law Olmstead used green space not only to connect people, but create order in cities worn with strife. Cities in the early 1900s were consumed with filth on the streets and in the air. This polluted atmosphere paired with…read more →

Cycling Safely in Winter

Cycling Safely in Winter

The winter months can be a great time for cycling. By focusing on following the rules and regulations, dressing accordingly, seasonal hazards, and bicycle maintenance, cycling can be a positive and enjoyable experience. Follow these tips to make the most out of your winter cycling.

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