Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



2017 Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture in Planning

November 8, 2017
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

Rutgers Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy presents the 2017 Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture in Planning

History and Evolution of Metuchen: 1967-2017

This lecture will reveal how a small New Jersey town accomplished a remarkable revitalization effort between the period of 1965 and 2017. A distinguished panel of municipal officials, lawyers, developers and planners will present and discuss how this revitalization was accomplished and the lessons that can be learned, as well as presenting their views of how the town will more forward into the future.

There will be a formal presentation followed by a moderated panel discussion on the history of the redevelopment of downtown Metuchen. Highlights will include the original master plan in the late 1960s by Candeub, Fleissig & Associates; 1972 Central Business District development proposals; and the latest major redevelopment effort, Woodmont Metro at Metuchen station, a transited-oriented mixed-use community built on the site of a former parking lot. This project was the recipient of a 2017 New Jersey Future Smart Growth award.

Organized and moderated by Anton Nelessen, professor at Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Metuchen’s former town planner.

Confirmed presenters and panelists will include
James Constantine, Principal, Looney Ricks Kiss and Town Planner, Borough of Metuchen
Len Roseman, Chair, Metuchen Borough Parking Authority
James B. Graziano, Partner, Graziano, Piasecki, Whitelaw & Simko; former Attorney, Metuchen Borough Parking Authority
Peter Cammarano, Mayor of Metuchen
John Wiley, former Mayor of Metuchen
Jay Muldoon, former Metuchen Councilman and Acting Borough Administrator
Stephen A. Santola, Woodmont Properties
Joel Schwartz, Landmark Companies LLC
Eric Berger, US Real Estate

1.5 AICP CM credits available

Free and open to the public

Location: Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

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