Redevelopment Potential in Camden, NJ

Redevelop CamdenRPA today released "Redevelop Camden," a research report that evaluates Camden's capacity to implement land use and redevelopment plans based on its prior experiences. The report makes recommendations to the public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors to improve urban planning outcomes over the next decade and help to lower barriers to redevelopment in this important city of need.

The recommendations are organized within the following four strategies:

  • Support the City's prioritization of redevelopment areas
  • Reduce the costs of development in priority areas
  • Revitalize commercial corridors
  • Engage the region for support

This project was a collaborative effort with Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, as part of an independent research study. To inform the report's research, we spoke with stakeholders in Camden, reviewed prior plans, toured redevelopment sites, and referenced best practices in cities facing similar barriers. Project milestones were overseen by a Steering Committee that included county officials, NGO, business and philanthropic leaders, and members of RPA's Board.
Download "Redevelop Camden"