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The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy serves as one of the nation’s key centers for the theory and practice of planning and public policy scholarship and analysis. As part of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the school capitalizes on the strength and resources of this major research university. The Bloustein School reaches to the larger world beyond the realm of academia to contribute to the regional, national, and international communities.

The American Planning Association – New Jersey Chapter (APA-NJ) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.

Through its educational and advocacy initiatives, APA-NJ advances the art and science of good planning — physical, economic and social — to create communities that offer better and more equitable choices for how people work and live.