The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy through Rutgers University provides an academic environment for the theory and practice of planning and public policy scholarship and analysis. As part of the State University of New Jersey, students benefit from the resources to reach beyond the realm of academia to contribute to the regional, national, and international communities.
Edward J. Bloustein—Rutgers president, constitutional scholar, active citizen, philosopher, and teacher—lived a life of civic engagement that the school's ethic seeks to perpetuate. Research, teaching, and outreach at the Bloustein School aim for intellectual originality and practical rigor in an atmosphere of spirited and open debate. Bloustein activities are rooted in diversity of experience and thought. They create settings where individuals and communities can flourish.