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More Delays, Billions for the Northeast Corridor’s Gateway Program

Considered by some to be the most critical infrastructure project in the country, the Gateway Project is an ongoing example of the extreme costs of bureaucratic and political neglect.

September 6, 2022 - The New York Times

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Bay Area Developments at Risk From Sea Level Rise

A controversial proposed housing development in Newark exemplifies the struggle between increasing housing supply and protecting vulnerable shoreline communities from flooding.

December 17, 2021 - KQED


Newark Launches Land Bank to Revive Long-Vacant Properties

The land bank will assess proposals for the sale and redevelopment of 100 city-owned properties in neglected neighborhoods.

March 7, 2021 - Next City

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Newark Sues New York City Over Homeless Relocations

The city of Newark is accusing the city of New York of creating the Special One-Time Assistance program to systematical relocate the homeless.

December 16, 2019 - CNN

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New Life for the Longaberger Basket as a Luxury Hotel

A completely singular example of adaptive reuse could be delivered a gift basket in Newark, Ohio.

October 25, 2019 - New York Post

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Parking Tax Considered to Fund Pedestrian Improvements Around Transit Stations

New Jersey is considering a law that would give cities the option of implementing a new 3.5% parking tax on public and private parking facilities.

February 28, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Jersey City Demolition Ban Is All About the 'Bayonne Box'

An inexpensive architectural style is deemed unfit for a town looking to preserve its history—and become a more sophisticated city.

April 4, 2018 - The Jersey Journal

New Jersey

Proposed Density Causes 'Chaos' at the Newark City Council Hearing

A suite of zoning changes that would increase building heights and density along the Passaic River in Newark, New Jersey, provoked a chaotic council hearing that devolved into shouting and the removal of residents from the council chambers.

September 21, 2017 -


Ensuring Newark's Revival Doesn't Make it the Next Brooklyn

New Jersey's largest city is celebrating a downtown revival, but city leaders want to ensure that Newark avoids the displacement that often accompanies revitalization.

August 12, 2017 - The New York Times

Passaic River

New Tools for Affordability in New Jersey

The Regional Plan Association announced its support for a pair of efforts to create funding and development requirements for affordable housing.

July 5, 2017 - RPA Lab

Newark Trying to Make the Most Out of Port Newark

A lack of a master plan for Port Newark is one of the reasons the city of Newark is looking to improve on the leadership of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

January 24, 2016 - The Record

Newark and New York

Only 10 miles separate New York City and Newark, New Jersey, but the two can seem worlds apart. Damon Rich, who moved from New York in 2008 to lead Newark's planning office, speaks about how his work there has shaped his perception of both cities.

October 27, 2015 - Satellite Magazine


American Dream for Sale: $1,000 for an Empty Lot in Newark

In a bid for revenue and rejuvenation, Newark is selling vacant lots for $1,000. Buyers promise to build a home and stay for at least five years.

March 14, 2015 - New York Times

Port Authority Recommends Cutting PATH Service

The Port Authority released a controversial report over the weekend that recommends cutting overnight and weekend service for Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) service. So far, the governors of New York and New Jersey support the plan.

December 30, 2014 -

Newark's Financial Trouble Inviting Comparisons to Detroit

Beset by a large budget deficit and overwhelming poverty, Newark's local government services director has warned that the city might require state supervision.

May 9, 2014 - Al Jazeera America

Can Newark's New Image Survive Cory Booker's Departure

Cory Booker entered office with a goal of transforming Newark's reputation from failed city to recovering city. J.B. Wogan examines whether the new senator used the city as a platform to boost his own image, or enacted meaningful change.

December 10, 2013 - Governing

Can Bryant Park Visionary Bring Midas Touch to Newark

Newark is pursuing an ambitious plan to revive its derelict Military Park, but that challenge is nothing new for Daniel A. Biederman, who was instrumental in transforming Manhattan's Bryant Park "from a forbidding drug haven to a jewel-box refuge."

February 7, 2013 - The New York Times

Smart Growth Vs. Environmentalists (and Other Challenges) in Bay Area

What to do with 200 vacant, industrial acres bordering S.F. Bay in Newark, CA is no easy task for city planners who face activists, including environmentalists, skeptical of any development, let alone one of higher density.

December 29, 2012 - Reuters

Newark Meet the Passaic, Passaic Meet Newark

A new park and plans for increased waterfront access seek to reintroduce Newark's residents, and even tourists, to the Passaic River, the longtime industrial dumping ground that flows through the city, writes Sharon Adarlo.

July 10, 2012 - The Wall Street Journal

Can Teachers Revive Downtown Newark?

A new development intending to jump-start downtown Newark's renewal, and designed by Richard Meier, is banking on the stimulating powers of an unlikely economic engine - teachers.

May 31, 2012 - Fast Company

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HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

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