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Concept Note: Urban Planning and Design Research Study for Maplewood Township

Lead PI: Professor Richard A. Plunz

Unit Affiliation: Urban Design Lab (UDL)

September 2012 - February 2013
Inactive
North America ; Maplewood, NJ ; New Jersey
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The study report proposes a range of design scenarios for the Post Office site, revealing opportunities for reactivating the village center through inclusion of more affordable housing, definition of Maplewood’s social and economic core, introduction of alternative parking options and improvement of overall walkability and connectivity. By following these sustainable guidelines, Maplewood can lead the region in terms of a series of environmental initiatives (from alternative energy sources, to infrastructure innovation, to mobility) while developing bike-sharing programs.

OUTCOMES: City-level discussion about which solutions to implement.

SPONSOR:

Maplewood Township New Jersey

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$20,001

RESEARCH TEAM:

Richard Gonzalez, Maria Paola Sutto, Ankita Chachra, Andy Golubitsky, Vanessa Espaillat, Carolina Montilla

KEYWORDS

sustainability urbanization affordable housing bike-share program urban development walkability socioeconomic status

THEMES

Sustainable living