Debbie Alaimo Lawlor graduated Rutgers with a B.S. in Environmental Planning and Design and M.A. in Geography to eventually become Chief Planner and Chief of Sustainability and Economic Growth for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA), formerly the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission. Currently, she is serving as Planning Services Discipline Leader at Maser Consulting P.A., specializing in land use and environmental planning. But before all of this, she experienced the challenges of traveling through New Brunswick between Cook College (now the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences) and Rutgers main campus first hand as a student. While that was over 30 years ago, she has seen drastic improvements to the city’s physical landscape thanks to a unique public/private relationship between Rutgers and the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), a private nonprofit urban real estate development company that has served as a catalyst for the city’s revitalization.
With current main campus redevelopment nearing completion, Rutgers is rolling out the first comprehensive master plan for the University campuses in over a decade which is slated to be most significant public-private partnership in New Jersey’s history.
Hosted by SMPS, Ms. Lawlor is honored to moderate the NEW JERSEY CLIENT PANEL: Rutgers 2030 – A Visionary Physical Master Plan on May 4th, at the University’s Parsippany campus. The Panel is featuring Antonio Calcado, Senior Vice President for Institutional Planning and Operations at Rutgers University and a member of the Rutgers 2030 Executive Steering Committee, and Christopher Paladino, President of the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), as they share updates on the strategic direction for each Rutgers campus.