Researching Public Law and Public Policy in the Public Interest

In February 2016, CLiME launched a comprehensive study of housing trends in the City. In May 2016, CLiME led a Rutgers University-Newark anchor initiative that researching laws and policies that might promote more equitable growth in the City as it changes. The following report, "Housing in Newark Research Brief" represents the first installment of our almost year-long work. It provides quantitative snapshots of key variables in Newark’s housing dynamics, some of which have not been publicly reported for several years.

In October 2017, Rutgers Equitable Development Working Group and Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality & Metropolitan Equity (CLiME) submitted "Recommendations to the City of Newark, Mayor Ras Baraka." This report provided research and recommendations about spreading the benefits of potential economic growth to all ward and neighborhoods in the City of Newark. The researchers began by asking:

From the Director

Cities may sue banks for injuries to their tax base caused by unlawful conduct against homeowners, according to the Supreme Court in a May 1st deci

Guest Analysis

Reduced public funding forces municipal courts to focus on revenue generating fines, resulting in the uneven application o

Issues in Equity

The number of children living in poverty in Essex County has increased over the past 15 years, with 1 in 3 children now living in poverty. The number of children in highly concentrated poverty has increased, and is spreading from the City of Newark to its inner ring suburbs.

Noteworthy Initiatives

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