TUNES OF THE CITY

TuNeS of the CiTy. Urban planning and tunes. Do they exist. What the hell is urban planning after all? Man to answer that I’ll need 635 pages. But to the…

Trains in Vain – A Planning Year in Review (Part 2)

March 12th, 2016 NJ Urbanthinker By Brian Kempf Trains in Vain – A Planning Year in Review (Part 2) In the first installment of our year in review, we looked…

The Biggest Stories in New Jersey Planning: 2015 and Beyond

March 2nd, 2016 By Brian Kempf NJ Urbanthinker The Biggest Stories in New Jersey Planning: 2015 and Beyond 2015 was a busy year for many of New Jersey’s planners. While…

Where Do Jersey’s Commuters Go?

November 5th, 2015 By Brian Kempf NJ Urbanthinker One of the more unfortunate aspects of living in New Jersey is the fact that the State is often recognized for what…

What Do NJ’s Transit Woes Mean for Transit Oriented Development?

Trains in Vain (Stand [on the Platform by] Me What Do NJ’s Transit Woes Mean for Transit Oriented Development? October 10th 2015 NJ Urbanthinker By Brian Kempf On September 9th,…

Baywatch: Contexts and Infrastructure for the Resiliency of Monmouth County’s Bayshore

September 18th, 2015 by Brian Kempf NJ Urbanthinker When Hurricane Sandy washed ashore in October 2012, images of ravaged boardwalks, sunken roller coasters, and flooded subway stations dominated the media…

Best Places to Start a Business in New Jersey

August 24, 2015 By Johnathon Todd Small Business New Jersey recently unveiled a $50 million fund geared at helping entrepreneurs get started. That’s just one aspect of New Jersey that…

$830M in Tax Breaks Later, Christie Says His Camden Plan Won’t Work for America

August 19th, 2015 By Dean DiChiaro US News In January, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivered his annual State of the State address before the legislature in Trenton. Since the…

3D Map Shows Where NYC Housing Is Priciest, Cheapest

August 17th, 2015 By Jessica Daiely Curbed All of the market reports for 2014 say the same thing: it’s expensive to live in New York City, and it just keeps…

Dollhouse Urbanism: Lessons in Urban Form from South Jersey’s Resort Towns

August 14th, 2015 NJ Urbanthinker by Brian Kempf According to Bruce Springsteen – or depending on whom you ask, Tom Waits – “down the shore everything’s all right”. They’re not…