Researching Public Law and Public Policy in the Public Interest
Gated communities across the country may help stabilize middle-class outcomes...
...but also contribute to an affordability burden in the nation's inner-ring suburbs.
This map of affordable housing transfers in New Jersey shows a geography of opportunity.
The Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, NJ

Faced with a growing crisis of homeowner residents whose properties are “underwater” or already in foreclosure, many cities around the United States have explored the possibility of expediting mortgage principal write-downs through the extraordinary exercise of eminent domain.

The Rutgers Law School Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity is privileged to publish as its first original contribution to the field of metropolitan equity this seminal article by the noted metropolitan scholar, advocate, humanitarian, author and former local elected official David Rusk. This empirical account of equity issues uses metro Baltimore, MD and the Camden, NJ region to set forth a broad range of analytical units and their proper assessment tools. In addition to detailed prescriptions about promising strategies, Rusk sets forth the raw materials for understanding and reforming complex state and local governmental arrangements that contribute to persistent inequity. This electronic version of Rusk's article will soon be available in hard copy.

From the Director

People don’t tend to think of their lives within structures, but rather as days, relationships and places.

Guest Analysis

Enabling children to rise out of poverty is a primary goal of policies such as the Earn

Noteworthy Initiatives

It is the constitutional duty for every municipality in the state of NJ to provide a fa

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