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APA New Jersey was pleased to host its annual awards program on December 15th to honor this year's Great Places in New Jersey designees and Planning Excellence Awards recipients.

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2022
December 15, 2022
Awardees, Colleagues, and Guests,
On behalf of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association,
thank you for joining us tonight as we take time to reflect on the past year and
celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of our honorees.
This is our first in-person awards reception in three years, and so much has
changed, but we have real opportunities before us.
The global health pandemic hammered home the critical role of planning in
keeping our communities safe and healthy. Climate change has been and
continues to affect our residents' everyday lives, and its impacts are rapidly
increasing. A long overdue racial reckoning is also underway, amplifying the
linkage of urban planning and structural inequality.
Our celebration tonight is special because our honorees have been bold,
deliberate, and intentional in the face of these challenges. They are leaders and
champions in advancing affordable housing, preserving open spaces, engaging
new voices, inspiring our youth, facilitating partnerships, leveraging technology,
building resilience, and the list goes on...
Tonight, we raise a glass to the individuals who demonstrate what’s possible.
Thank you again to all our honorees, guests, generous sponsors, and awards
jury for making tonight possible. Enjoy your time together and be the energy
you want to attract.
Always in partnership,
Charles W. Latini, Jr. Sheena Collum
President Executive Director
Great Places
Designees
What Makes a Great Place?
Great Places in New Jersey represent the gold
standard of exemplary character, quality and
planning. These places have a true sense of
place, cultural and historical interest, community
involvement and a vision for tomorrow.
New Jersey’s great downtowns, public spaces,
streets, and neighborhoods are defined by many
criteria, including architectural features, accessibility,
functionality, and community activity.
2022
GREAT
DOWNTOWN
Program grant
from the New
Jersey Department of
Community Affairs for the South
End District. The NPP funds will enable
the BID to focus on creative placemaking and a sustainable arts and
cultural district.
Flemington is a progressive and growing town that embraces
responsible growth and is ready to support new investments, including
the transformation of the Union Hotel featuring the preservation of the
hotel’s historic façade and a new 85-room facility, plus 206 apartments
and two restaurants with liquor licenses.
Additionally, the Liberty Village Project is another promise of significant
growth with plans to transform the former outlet mall, which has run
its course, into a new tree-lined neighborhood. This mix of multi-family
residential and townhouses will accommodate many incomes and
household sizes and add to the vibrancy and walkability of surrounding
commercial areas, including foot traffic to the downtown.
Historic Flemington Borough, Hunterdon County’s beautiful county seat,
offers an exciting crossroads for commerce, agriculture, and the arts, where
over 65% of the borough is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has
grown as a regional destination with more than 400 businesses, including
50 restaurants, boutiques, a busy craft brewery, a year-round Saturday
Farmer’s Market, art galleries, and over 90 health, wellness, and retail
businesses. In addition, the downtown boasts several antique shops and
bookstores and is a boutique shoppers’ dream, with fabulous finds and
friendly business owners. Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 are the owners
and operators of many recently opened businesses. The borough attributes
this trend to the affordable nature of available retail and a widely shared
desire to invest in the community.
The Flemington Community Partnership (FCP) is the borough’s Business
Improvement District (BID) with a mission of fostering a thriving business
community. Most recently, the FCP received a Neighborhood Preservation
Historic
Flemington
As visitors roam the park, they can encounter informational signs that
provide educational information about the restoration of the site,
the ecological life on site, and the buildings seen when viewing the
Philadelphia skyline. A series of paved trails connect throughout the
park allowing visitors to bike, run, walk, and take advantage of various
exercise stations. Other unique features of the park include a fishing
plaza, kayak launch, shoreline access, a children’s playground, a grass
amphitheater, and plenty of observation areas. Ongoing community
activity is always happening in the park, including the community
garden, a New-View art installation site, photo tours, and bike tours.
Transforming the park not only rid the neighborhood of an eyesore but
ultimately helped with other issues, such as illegal dumping, flooding,
and crime in the Cramer Hill neighborhood, while helping the more
significant effort to clean the Delaware River. Ultimately, Cramer Hill
Waterfront Park exemplifies the importance of equitable and inclusive
access to the city’s most incredible natural asset – its waterways.
This generational project would not have been possible without the
nearly twenty-year commitment from all levels of government to these
residents. It is a true example of a public and private partnership that
involves authentic community outreach and environmental justice at
its core.
What was once a landfill from the 1930s-1970s is now a stunning 62-acre
park. Cramer Hill Waterfront Park in Cramer Hill, Camden, offers a variety of
attractions and amenities for people of all ages. Located on the confounds
of the Delaware and Cooper Rivers, the waterfront park is an ecological
hotspot offering residents access to the waterfront for the first time in
nearly a century. Wildlife thrives throughout the park, with over 375,000
trees installed throughout the park, along with bald eagle perch poles and
basking turtle docks.
Cramer Hill
Waterfront Park
GREAT
PUBLIC SPACE
The 145-plot
Community
Garden at South Branch
is a prime example of how the
preservation of public lands can offer
people the chance to grow their produce and flowers
and provides opportunities for education, gardening, and picnicking
within a bountiful and resilient ecosystem. Partnering with City Green,
gardeners donate weekly to the local food pantry in Mt. Olive.
The South Branch Preserve has become a hub for outdoor community
activities. In 2020, The Conservancy installed a horseshoe pit and land
art station where visitors can make art from native materials found at
the Preserve. Picnic benches have also been installed as well as a 1.5-
mile hiking trail.
For their efforts, The Land Conservancy received an Environmental
Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for this
restoration work, marking the first time a housing subdivision had
been restored to its native habitat in New Jersey.
In 2010, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey began working with six
partners to acquire the headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan River
in Mount Olive Township, Morris County. This area is critical as it provides
clean drinking water to 1.5 million New Jersey residents. When none of the
partners expressed an interest in owning and managing the properties, The
Land Conservancy agreed to take title to the property and named it the
South Branch Preserve, which features 400 acres today.
Highlights include installing a deer fence around 37 acres and planting
more than 7,000 native trees, restoration to native wildflower meadows
to provide habitat to declining pollinator species such as the Monarch
Butterfly, and converting land into an organic farm which features a
partnership with City Green, a nonprofit that offers equitable access to
healthy food while promoting environmental stewardship and ecologically
sustainable communities.
South Branch
Preserve
GREAT
PUBLIC SPACE
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2022 APA New Jersey Annual Awards Reception [Program]

  • 2. December 15, 2022 Awardees, Colleagues, and Guests, On behalf of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, thank you for joining us tonight as we take time to reflect on the past year and celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of our honorees. This is our first in-person awards reception in three years, and so much has changed, but we have real opportunities before us. The global health pandemic hammered home the critical role of planning in keeping our communities safe and healthy. Climate change has been and continues to affect our residents' everyday lives, and its impacts are rapidly increasing. A long overdue racial reckoning is also underway, amplifying the linkage of urban planning and structural inequality. Our celebration tonight is special because our honorees have been bold, deliberate, and intentional in the face of these challenges. They are leaders and champions in advancing affordable housing, preserving open spaces, engaging new voices, inspiring our youth, facilitating partnerships, leveraging technology, building resilience, and the list goes on... Tonight, we raise a glass to the individuals who demonstrate what’s possible. Thank you again to all our honorees, guests, generous sponsors, and awards jury for making tonight possible. Enjoy your time together and be the energy you want to attract. Always in partnership, Charles W. Latini, Jr. Sheena Collum President Executive Director
  • 3. Great Places Designees What Makes a Great Place? Great Places in New Jersey represent the gold standard of exemplary character, quality and planning. These places have a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement and a vision for tomorrow. New Jersey’s great downtowns, public spaces, streets, and neighborhoods are defined by many criteria, including architectural features, accessibility, functionality, and community activity. 2022
  • 4. GREAT DOWNTOWN Program grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for the South End District. The NPP funds will enable the BID to focus on creative placemaking and a sustainable arts and cultural district. Flemington is a progressive and growing town that embraces responsible growth and is ready to support new investments, including the transformation of the Union Hotel featuring the preservation of the hotel’s historic façade and a new 85-room facility, plus 206 apartments and two restaurants with liquor licenses. Additionally, the Liberty Village Project is another promise of significant growth with plans to transform the former outlet mall, which has run its course, into a new tree-lined neighborhood. This mix of multi-family residential and townhouses will accommodate many incomes and household sizes and add to the vibrancy and walkability of surrounding commercial areas, including foot traffic to the downtown. Historic Flemington Borough, Hunterdon County’s beautiful county seat, offers an exciting crossroads for commerce, agriculture, and the arts, where over 65% of the borough is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has grown as a regional destination with more than 400 businesses, including 50 restaurants, boutiques, a busy craft brewery, a year-round Saturday Farmer’s Market, art galleries, and over 90 health, wellness, and retail businesses. In addition, the downtown boasts several antique shops and bookstores and is a boutique shoppers’ dream, with fabulous finds and friendly business owners. Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 are the owners and operators of many recently opened businesses. The borough attributes this trend to the affordable nature of available retail and a widely shared desire to invest in the community. The Flemington Community Partnership (FCP) is the borough’s Business Improvement District (BID) with a mission of fostering a thriving business community. Most recently, the FCP received a Neighborhood Preservation Historic Flemington
  • 5. As visitors roam the park, they can encounter informational signs that provide educational information about the restoration of the site, the ecological life on site, and the buildings seen when viewing the Philadelphia skyline. A series of paved trails connect throughout the park allowing visitors to bike, run, walk, and take advantage of various exercise stations. Other unique features of the park include a fishing plaza, kayak launch, shoreline access, a children’s playground, a grass amphitheater, and plenty of observation areas. Ongoing community activity is always happening in the park, including the community garden, a New-View art installation site, photo tours, and bike tours. Transforming the park not only rid the neighborhood of an eyesore but ultimately helped with other issues, such as illegal dumping, flooding, and crime in the Cramer Hill neighborhood, while helping the more significant effort to clean the Delaware River. Ultimately, Cramer Hill Waterfront Park exemplifies the importance of equitable and inclusive access to the city’s most incredible natural asset – its waterways. This generational project would not have been possible without the nearly twenty-year commitment from all levels of government to these residents. It is a true example of a public and private partnership that involves authentic community outreach and environmental justice at its core. What was once a landfill from the 1930s-1970s is now a stunning 62-acre park. Cramer Hill Waterfront Park in Cramer Hill, Camden, offers a variety of attractions and amenities for people of all ages. Located on the confounds of the Delaware and Cooper Rivers, the waterfront park is an ecological hotspot offering residents access to the waterfront for the first time in nearly a century. Wildlife thrives throughout the park, with over 375,000 trees installed throughout the park, along with bald eagle perch poles and basking turtle docks. Cramer Hill Waterfront Park GREAT PUBLIC SPACE
  • 6. The 145-plot Community Garden at South Branch is a prime example of how the preservation of public lands can offer people the chance to grow their produce and flowers and provides opportunities for education, gardening, and picnicking within a bountiful and resilient ecosystem. Partnering with City Green, gardeners donate weekly to the local food pantry in Mt. Olive. The South Branch Preserve has become a hub for outdoor community activities. In 2020, The Conservancy installed a horseshoe pit and land art station where visitors can make art from native materials found at the Preserve. Picnic benches have also been installed as well as a 1.5- mile hiking trail. For their efforts, The Land Conservancy received an Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for this restoration work, marking the first time a housing subdivision had been restored to its native habitat in New Jersey. In 2010, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey began working with six partners to acquire the headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan River in Mount Olive Township, Morris County. This area is critical as it provides clean drinking water to 1.5 million New Jersey residents. When none of the partners expressed an interest in owning and managing the properties, The Land Conservancy agreed to take title to the property and named it the South Branch Preserve, which features 400 acres today. Highlights include installing a deer fence around 37 acres and planting more than 7,000 native trees, restoration to native wildflower meadows to provide habitat to declining pollinator species such as the Monarch Butterfly, and converting land into an organic farm which features a partnership with City Green, a nonprofit that offers equitable access to healthy food while promoting environmental stewardship and ecologically sustainable communities. South Branch Preserve GREAT PUBLIC SPACE
  • 7. amusement rides, video arcades, games of chance, and a myriad of boardwalk gastronomic specialties from saltwater taffy, ice cream, and sweets to pizza, sausage sandwiches, and seafood. The boardwalk is also home to Jenkinson’s Aquarium, which is dedicated to public education on all aspects of marine life and conservation and rehabilitation, mainly focusing on local species. The boardwalk is host to many events throughout the year, such as the nation’s fourth largest “Making Strides of Point Pleasant Beach” breast cancer awareness walk, the Alzheimer’s Walk, and, this past April, “Point Beach Cares: A Concert for Ukraine” which raised roughly $200,000 for Ukrainian aid. Local organizations use the boardwalk for fundraising and hosting photo ops or press conferences; local schools often use the boardwalk as a class trip destination, and the boardwalk is where many local kids earn their first paycheck. Like the people who have grown up with the boardwalk, it is a resilient place. It has bounced back from hurricanes, fires, and other disasters. Initially surfaced with wood planks, the boardwalk was replaced by a composite material that now offers an even, level walking surface to accommodate all levels of mobility. The boardwalk allows all people access to the beautiful, wide beaches of Point Pleasant Beach, including twelve ADA-accessible public entrances to residents, visitors, and guests. The Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk, or “the boardwalk” as it is known to locals, has been a historic attraction for Point Pleasant Beach for generations. As all great public places do, it has evolved over time to respond to the needs of the population it serves and the environment in which it exists. Today, the current one-mile-long boardwalk is well-known for its Jersey Shore nightlife and attractions: bars, dance clubs, live music, restaurants, Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk GREAT PUBLIC SPACE
  • 8. Planning Excellence Awards Honoring planning initiatives, built projects, individuals and organizations that are at the forefront of planning and design in New Jersey. Budd Chavooshian Award for Outstanding Professional Planner To a professional planner for sustained contributions to the profession through distinguished practice, teaching, or writing. Distinguished Civic Leadership Award To an elected official or citizen planning advocate who has advanced sound planning in the public arena. Distinguished Emerging Planner Award To a professional planner, 35 years or younger, who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to leadership, professional development, and the advancement of the field of planning in New Jersey. James W. Hughes Applied Research Award To an individual or organization whose applied research has affected change in New Jersey, as the substantive basis for legislative, regulatory, or policy change, or as the driver of a shift in a fundamental approach to planning. Stuart Meck Distinguished Service Award To an APA New Jersey member who has advanced the mission of the Chapter by consistently and freely giving of themselves to the Executive Committee or Chapter initiatives. Outstanding Plan Award To a plan of unusually high merit. Outstanding Implementation Award To a specific planning project or initiative of unusually high merit for which there are demonstrated “on-the-ground” results and success stories that are supported by documented physical or social change. Outstanding Community Engagement and Education Award To a planning project or initiative that has involved or resulted in significant advancement of community comprehension of planning issues or outcomes. Outstanding Student Project Award To outstanding class projects or papers by a student or group of students that contribute to advances in the field of planning. 2022
  • 9. A champion and change-maker in Somerset County for over two decades, Walter Lane currently serves as the Director of the Office of Planning, Policy, and Economic Development, where he has led and managed numerous projects and initiatives that have demonstrated his unwavering belief in the value that county planning can provide such as spearheading the award- winning “Supporting Priority Investment” in Somerset County initiative which allowed the County to work with every municipality to strategically align planning and investment decisions across all levels of government. Under his leadership, Somerset County was the first county in New Jersey to be designated as an “Age Friendly County” by the American Association of Retired Persons and the World Health Organization, and most recently, developed a comprehensive Somerset County Preservation Plan, which is the first of its kind in New Jersey coordinating all aspects of preservation programs including open space, farmland and historic. Since 2014, Mr. Lane’s efforts have successfully preserved nearly 1,000 acres of open space, preserved over 820 acres of farmland, and provided over $7.8 million in funding for historic preservation projects. During his tenure as President of the New Jersey County Planners Association, the organization showcased the excellent work county planning departments provide to the residents of New Jersey. He also initiated a task force during the height of the pandemic to develop a long- range recovery plan entitled “Creating a Healthier, Prosperous and More Equitable Future for All New Jersey’s Residents.” Walter C. Lane, AICP, PP In 2019, Mia Sacks ran for office on a “Proactive Planning for Princeton” platform. During her first term, she launched a complete overhaul of Princeton’s outdated Master Plan and spearheaded the passage of New Jersey’s first Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance, which became a model for towns around the state. As Chair of Princeton Council’s Affordable Housing, Planning and Redevelopment Committee, Sacks spent the last three years overseeing the implementation of the town’s Affordable Housing Settlement that will bring more than 700 new units of net zero ready housing to Princeton – all located close to transit, shopping, employment, civic and recreational spaces. A newly created redevelopment zone encompassing two housing developments, and a long-declining shopping center, will bring much-needed economic revitalization to the entire area. Another newly created redevelopment area will replace an abandoned office complex with a housing mix that includes 30% affordable units for seniors and developmentally disabled adults. Councilwoman Sacks also led the creation of affordable housing overlay zones in the center of Princeton that preserves the streetscape and existing development pattern of this historic corridor defined by Nassau Street. As an elected official, Sacks has seen first-hand the tangible ways that planning tools impact all areas of people’s lives and has become passionately involved in using those tools to strengthen her community more equitably. Recently elected to a second term, Sacks looks forward to continuing her work in planning a sustainable, smart growth-oriented future for Princeton. The Honorable Mia Sacks Distinguished Civic Leadership Award Budd Chavooshian Award for Outstanding Professional Planner
  • 10. James W. Hughes Applied Research Award Shortly after graduating from Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy with a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning in 2015, Ms. Patel went to work as a Senior Planner with the Jersey City Division of Planning, reviewing site plan applications and redevelopment plans. She was the representative for the City on NJTPA’s Regional Advisory Committee and would administrate transportation grants for the city. She soon became the city’s designated Transportation Planner taking the lead on transportation planning initiatives, including a Bike Master Plan, School Travel Plan, a City-Wide Bicycle Master Plan, and forming the Jersey City Vision Zero Task Force. Successfully implementing innovative solutions to urban planning problems is her specialty. Ms. Patel is to thank for miles of city streets being re-designed to accommodate all users safely. Her demonstration project along Bergen Avenue – a critical connection to Journal Square— turned into a full road diet that protects pedestrians and cyclists alike. Grand Street, an important connector for residents of various residential neighborhoods to reach the Downtown commercial district, was a significant undertaking that was years in the making with multiple phases and is now almost complete. Her career path speaks to her effectiveness. Today, she oversees the Department of Infrastructure, which encompasses the Divisions of Architecture, Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Planning, and Sustainability, and the Office of Innovation. After just eight short years, she manages hundreds of City employees and over $100 million in capital improvement projects. Barkha R. Patel, AICP Distinguished Emerging Planner Award A thought leader for real estate market analysis for over four decades, Jeffrey currently serves as the Chief Economist of Otteau Group, Inc. and as Managing Broker for Hudson Atlantic Realty Advisors. Jeffrey is also the editor of a real estate information service focused on the Tri-State Area, which has thousands of subscribers, including real estate professionals interested in market dynamics and commercial banks requiring risk management guidance. Under his leadership, Otteau Group and Hudson Atlantic have become the most prominent real estate advisory firms in New Jersey. Jeffrey’s work focuses on shaping planning and development at the intersection of economic, demographic, and market dynamics. His services are utilized by private and public sector clients seeking forward guidance in planning sustainable development, which is both beneficial to local communities and economically viable. He has been consistently recognized for his industry leadership, including NJBIZ in its annual ranking of The Most Influential in Real Estate and ROI NJ as a Top-10 Real Estate Professional. He is frequently quoted in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and has made television appearances on NBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, and Fox 5 News. Jeffrey is a Senior Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and holds the State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser certification in multiple states. Jeffrey has served on the Appraisal Standards Advisory Council of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C., in consulting on its agenda of projects and major technical issues. He is a past Chairman of the Employee Relocation Council’s Appraisal Standards Council, which inducted him into their distinguished Hall of Leaders. Jeffrey has been qualified as an expert in State and Federal Court, including Judge Jacobsen’s Fair-Share methodology trial in Mercer County Superior Court. He has also appeared at hundreds of municipal and county proceedings on land use matters, authored several market analysis texts, and lectured throughout North America. Jeffrey G. Otteau, ASA, IFA, SCGREA
  • 11. Deborah Schulze oversees the Summer City Planning Institute, launched in 2017. It introduces students from urban areas to the city planning process and provides them with the tools to critically evaluate challenges and work with government officials to create plans for making positive changes in their communities. As a certified teacher and planner, Ms. Schulze authored the curriculum and implementation guide, which was the recipient of a national grant to provide a framework to other APA chapters throughout the country. Since the program’s inception, the City Planning Institute has served over 1000 students throughout New Jersey. The first program was run for a single class in Newark in its after-school program, where students were asked to re-envision a blighted property and redesign it. Today, the program has grown into a full-scale summer institute where students are paid to do city planning work in partnership with municipalities and community organizations. Projects have included graffiti art inventories, the creation of restaurant walking guides for downtowns, neighborhood- wide property assessments, community engagement workshops, park designs, safe walking route streetscapes, and concept designs for new developments. Ms. Schulze’s students have delivered more than 30 proposals and presentations to city officials and stakeholders over the years, some making their way to resolution and implementation. APA New Jersey is pleased to be a partner in these efforts and extends its deepest appreciation to Ms. Schulze for her unmatched dedication to the next generation of leaders. Newark360: Shaping Our City Together, the citywide master plan, was adopted by the Newark Central Planning Board on September 26, 2022. This plan responds to the voices and concerns of Newarkers by creating a framework to guide the city’s development over the next decade, focusing on mitigating the city’s historical and present-day inequities to create a healthier, more equitable, and resilient Newark. In an increasingly unaffordable region with rising housing costs and uneven job access, Newarkers wanted to ensure this growth does not add to existing and historic racial inequities. The plan was a timely opportunity to create a renewed citywide vision in the wake of a pandemic and a racial reckoning. Throughout the master planning process, the Newark360 team spent 12 months in 2021-22 talking to Newarkers from all neighborhoods and all walks of life, ensuring this plan meets our people where they are and is shaped by their voices. The Newark360 Master Plan guides Newark’s physical development and policy framework, embedding Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s core values of health, equity, and resilience into the city’s physical environment. The plan’s signature recommendations increase density allowances along the city’s main commercial corridors, removes parking minimums, explores Accessory Dwelling Units for single-family neighborhoods, and celebrates the city’s arts, culture, and entertainment. The plan also recommends that the City establish a full climate resiliency plan for the environmentally vulnerable East Ward and a citywide parks system plan to ensure equitable access to parks and open spaces for all. Visit: newark360.org Outstanding Plan Award Deborah Schulze Stuart Meck Distinguished Service Award Newark360: Shaping Our City Together
  • 12. Camden’s Waterfront South is a federal and state historic district located in the southwestern part of the City of Camden along the banks of the Delaware River. Rowan University’s Community Planning + Visualization Lab partnered with the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA), Heart of Camden, and Camden Fireworks to create a neighborhood-wide green infrastructure plan to reduce stormwater runoff/ flooding and improve the condition of existing parks and green spaces. Community engagement and feedback were critical in this planning process to obtain information on flood-prone areas, receive initial input on proposed GIS projects, understand the project’s social impact, and respond to the overall concerns of community members. Traditionally, a bottom-up planning approach is rare for plans focusing on technical problems like stormwater management, mainly focused on technical/ engineering solutions, and community inputs are often used as tokenism. This project deliberately avoided that practice and blended traditional and experimental community engagement methods, including a historical reflection on environmental issues in the form of an oral history project featured in a podcast and an exhibition of photo collages at an art gallery. Overall, the project showcases the excellence of thought, analysis, writing, and graphics and is based on sound planning principles. Outputs from each of the ten community engagement activities were systematically cataloged and presented in the plan. The team explained how ideas and suggestions were generated through these activities in the forms of text, tables, and charts and eventually embedded in the final recommendations. Visit: planviz.org/engagement Greening Camden Waterfront South What originated as the Somerville Station Area & Landfill Vision Plan and developed into the Borough of Somerville Station Area and Landfill Redevelopment Plan, updated in June 2017, is becoming a reality in Somerville. With construction on Phase 1 of the redevelopment underway, Somerville is transforming from a small downtown to a regional destination - with a small-town feel. Four new plan areas were delineated in the 2017 Redevelopment Plan, including the Hub, the Heights, Downtown Gateway, and Green Seam. Each plan area differs in relation to the uses, densities, and activities envisioned. Due to the large size of the Redevelopment Area, the development would occur in phases. Somerville Station provides a diversity of housing types and transportation options that can be expanded to nearby Route 206, Main Street Somerville, and points west and east via the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line. Units are both for sale and rental and exhibit flexible live/work terraces. Parking is also incorporated into the design of the redevelopment project as either structured parking, “tuck-under” parking, or limited surface parking. “The Hub” is well underway, with approximately 60 of the Phase I units being either sold or under contract, and they are selling much faster than expected. Phase I also incorporated the Borough’s “Green Seam” project, reclaiming the historic landfill as a large constructed-wetland system that will act as stormwater management for the site and recreation for residents and visitors. Visit: somervillenj.org/filestorage/4064/5334/Landfill_RD_Plan_June2017.pdf Borough of Somerville Station Area and Landfill Redevelopment Plan Outstanding Implementation Award Outstanding Community Engagement and Education Award
  • 13. During the 2022 urban planning studio, twelve Rutgers University graduate students working on degrees in City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Public Informatics worked with Asbury Park and New Jersey’s Parking & Transportation Division, to explore micromobility and active transportation options and infrastructure as ways to encourage expanded use of and enhanced safety of non-motorist travel. With input and approval from the City of Asbury Park council and staff, the Studio Team developed a pop-up bike and scooter lane demonstration project installed from April 1st to April 25th, 2022. The originality of this project lies in the multiple methods used to assess the safety of the bicycle lane and in the creative collaboration across various disciplines. Namely, the students used a combination of traditional surveys and cutting-edge technology to explore the safety of the pop-up bicycle lane by leveraging biometric sensors such as eye-tracking glasses and Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensors to gauge the stress levels and attentiveness of users. Additionally, the students tested the virtual reality equipment at the Rutgers Engineering Virtual Reality Lab and had first- hand experience riding an e-scooter on a 3-D model of the project area. As a final product, the students created an ArcGIS StoryMap to showcase the graphical elements of the project. The StoryMap includes photos, videos, maps, and a walk through the study area showing the plans for bike lane implementation. The demonstration project proved popular, with about 90% of surveyed respondents supporting making the bike lanes permanent. Visit: bloustein.rutgers.edu/micromobility/research-projects Smart and Connected: Micromobility Demonstration Project in Asbury Park Oustanding Student Project Award SPONSORS
  • 14. Extending our warmest congratulations to all recipients of the 2022 APA-NJ Planning Excellence Awards We are especially thankful for the jury’s hard work and deliberations, and the recognition received by our own dedicated faculty, amazing community partners and inspiring students for Outstanding Community Engagement and Education in the City of Camden, New Jersey. Plan your future, begin today. go.rowan.edu/planning 22-ADV062
  • 15. NEWARK360 CONGRATULATIONS And All of the Planning Excellence & Great Places in NJ Honorees 2022 OUTSTANDING 2022 OUTSTANDING PLAN AWARD PLAN AWARD POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ | JENKINSONS.COM Family & Fun! PLACE FOR T H E G R E A T E S T
  • 16. en Brownstone Company - 42 Years of Re-Development Expertise en Road . Bedminster . NJ . 07921 . (201)-988-1428 . www.HBrownstone.com red Trade Name of West Bank Realty Inc.- A Licensed NJ Real Estate Broker Established in 1986 George T. Vallone – Broker of Record allone - Redeveloper Of The Liberty Village Outlet Mall Congratulates the oosing Downtown Historic Flemington as One of Four Great Places in New Jersey ongrats to the Leaders that made it happen! ouncil President Jeremy Long, Councilwoman Jessica Hand, Council er, Councilman Malik Johnston, Councilwoman Elizabeth Rosetti George T. Vallone Redeveloper of the Liberty Village Outlet Mall Proudly Congratulates Historic Flemington on being designated a GREAT DOWNTOWN IN NEW JERSEY Mayor Betsy Driver, Council President Jeremy Long, Councilwoman Jessica Hand, Councilman Tony Parker, Councilman Malik Johnston & Councilwoman Elizabeth Rosetti The Hoboken Brownstone Company 42 Years of Redevelopment Expertise 68 Deer Haven Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921 | 201-988-1428 www.HBrownstone.com HRC is a Registered Trade Name of West Bank Realty, Inc. A Licensed NJ Real Estate Broker Established in 1986 Congratulations Barkha Patel 2022 Distinguished Emerging Planner Recipient
  • 17. CONGRATULATIONS winncompanies.com to Councilmember Mia Sacks on receiving the 2022 Distinguished Civic Leadership Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. W alter C. Lane, PP/AICP Outstanding Professional Planner Award Borough of Somerville Outstanding Implementation Award & congratulate The Somerset County Board of Commissioners and County Administrator Colleen Mahr Visit us at SoCoNJ.gov Shanel Y. Robinson Commissioner Director Melonie Marano Commissioner Deputy Director Paul Drake Commissioner Sara Sooy Commissioner Douglas Singleterry Commissioner
  • 18. Thank you to every Newarker who spoke up to make our city's Master Plan a success! And thank you to the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association for awarding “2022OUTSTANDINGPLANAWARD” Mayor Ras J. Baraka VISIT: WWW.NEWARK360.ORG
  • 19. Congratulations DEBORAH SCHULZE 2022 Stuart Meck Distinguished Service Award Accelerating success. 2022 APANJ Great Places in NJ Awards Proud to support the Congratulations to Mayor Paul Kanitra & the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach on receiving APANJ’S Great Places in NJ Award for Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk Engineering & Design 877 627 3772 | colliersengineering.com Engineers • Architects • Planners • Surveyors • Inspectors Landscape Architects • Environmental Scientists • Project Managers
  • 20. Louis Joyce, AICP, PP Southern Shore Area Representative Michèle S. Delisfort, AICP, PP Redevelopment Committee Chair James Hess, AICP, PP Transportation Committee Chair Creigh Rahenkamp, PP Housing Committee Chair Carlos Rodrigues, FAICP, PP, CNU Urban Design Committee Chair Jennifer Feltis Cortese, AICP Hazard Mitigation Committee Co-Chair Bob Kull, AICP, PP Hazard Mitigation Committee Co-Chair Maura Fennessy At-Large Member Charles Heydt, AICP, PP At-Large Member David Listokin, AICP, PP Faculty Liaison (Bloustein) Kevin Keenan, Ph.D., AICP Faculty Liaison (Rowan) Kyrillos Girgis Student Representative Charles W. Latini, Jr., AICP, PP President Thomas G. Dallessio, AICP, PP, CPM, FRSA Vice President of Policy Angela Knowles, AICP, PP Vice President of Conference Services Tom Schulze, AICP, PP Community Planning Assistance Program Cailean Kok, AICP, PP Professional Development Officer (Cont. Ed) John Barree, AICP, PP Professional Development Officer (Exam Prep) Mirah Becker, AICP, PP Secretary Jeffrey Wilkerson, AICP, PP Treasurer Jessica Giorgianni, AICP, PP Northeast Area Representative Eric K. Snyder, AICP, PP Northwest Area Representative Mike Manzella, AICP, PP Central Area Representative Lorissa Luciani, AICP, PP Southern Area Representative 2022 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE STAFF Sheena C. Collum Executive Director scollum@njplanning.org 848-932-2817 BOARD