Reflections on Silver: Twenty-five Years of Urban Studies at Rutgers

  • Briavel Holcomb Rutgers University
Keywords: Universities, Urban Planning, Urban Management, Urban Studies


While over the last quarter century the focus of Urban Studies at Rutgers has moved from community development to urban planning and management, curricular consistencies in core courses fit current University-wide goals. The major continues to attract students seeking preprofessional training, social activists, and those preferring an interdisciplinary program. The Department has incubated other majors and departments, but has the advantage of drawing on faculty from the graduate planning program to teach undergraduate courses.