Sunday, March 28th, 2010 - 12:49
Judith Grant Long is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy Development in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Professor Long's expertise is in public/private partnerships for real estate development, focusing on urban redevelopment projects. Her current research examines the potential for public/private partnerships in the management and disposition of federal real property and buildings, funded by the IBM Center for Business and Government.
Professor Long's recently completed research includes a study of public/private partnerships for the financing, design, and development of major league sports facilities, funded by HUD and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. The summary article "Full Count: The Real Cost of Public Funding for Major League Sports Facilities" will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Sports and Economics. Her other research interests include the role of public/private partnerships for sports, tourism, and cultural facilities, particularly global approaches to facility planning for the Olympic Games.
Professor Long is a certified urban planner, and has worked extensively at the local level of government in Canada, managing innovative strategies for downtown redevelopment, urban design, and historic preservation. She continues make professional outreach contributions, including the recent article "Making Good Design Happen" in New Jersey Municipalities magazine. Professor Long holds degrees from Harvard University in urban and regional planning and real estate development, and was awarded the Gerald M. McCue Medal by the Harvard Design School in 1995.