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NJTOD.org Welcomes Robert Freudenberg to its Board

NJTOD.org welcomes our newest board member, Robert Freudenberg, RPA’s New Jersey Director at the Regional Plan Association (RPA).

Robert oversees RPA’s NJ office in Princeton and coordinates the efforts of its New Jersey Committee. With a career focused on sustainability planning and policy, he works extensively on issues related to TOD, downtown revitalization, regenerative design, natural resources stewardship, coastal planning, and parks and recreation initiatives. His current projects include creating a neighborhood plan for East Camden; overseeing the Land Use and Urban Design topic area of the HUD-funded Together North Jersey effort; carrying out a series of Local Demonstration Projects for Together North Jersey; implementing regenerative practices in the New Jersey Highlands; and providing technical planning assistance to the City of Newark. Robert is also the Acting Director for RPA’s Long Island Program where his most recent work focuses largely on TOD planning in downtowns. Prior to joining RPA, Robert was named a 2004 NOAA Coastal Management Fellow by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). While at the DEP’s Office of Policy, Planning and Science, he developed and delivered place-based community workshops to increase local awareness of state policies. Robert holds a MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BS in Environmental Biology from SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

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