Urban Change through Education, Health, and Environment

Location, Directions, & Accommodations


The Urban Systems Conference will be held at the Paul Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers-Newark. The campus center is located at 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Please go to the Rutgers-Newark webpage for more information about the Campus Center and Rutgers University, Newark

Map of Paul Robeson Campus Center

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  • Robert Treat Hotel in Newark »
    (walking distance from campus)
    A block of rooms for conference guests have been reserved at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. The rate for conference guests is $115.00 plus tax. These rooms will only be reserved until May 17, 2012. The group number is 4095 and the reservation is under "Urban Systems Conference", you must give them this information to receive the rate. Information on the hotel can be found at http://www.rthotel.com/. To make reservations contact the front desk at 973-622-1000.


There are a number of ways to get to the Robert Treat Hotel and to the Robeson Campus Center. Whether you are coming from near or far, we hope you will find this information helpful.

By Plane:

Airports: Newark Liberty International is most convenient; LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy are located in New York City but are also nearby.

Hotel Shuttle to/from the airport
The Robert Treat Hotel has a shuttle which runs to the Newark Liberty International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy Airport.

Public transportation

Newark Liberty:

New Jersey Transit services Newark Liberty.
AirTrain arrives and departs every three minutes from 5 a.m. to midnight and approximately every 15 minutes between midnight and 5 a.m. On Sundays, the train arrives and departs approximately every 15 minutes from midnight to 7 a.m. Nighttime operation is a shuttle service which requires transfer of trains. Shuttles generally run Airport Station to P4, P4 to Terminal A and Terminal A to P1.Arriving Airline Passengers: After claiming your baggage, follow signs within the terminal to the AirTrain station. You can purchase your train ticket from NJ TRANSIT Ticket Vending Machines located at the AirTrain station. Then, simply ride AirTrain to airport rail station to board your NJ TRANSIT train.
To take NJ Transit to Newark Liberty International Airport:Departing Airline Passengers: From New York Penn Station or Newark Penn Station, buy your ticket, then board a Northeast Corridor or North Jersey Coast Line train to Newark Liberty International Airport Station. Consult departure screens for more information.

New York John F. Kennedy Airport

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK): From the airport follow signs for Airtrain. Take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station. From Jamaica Station get on the Long Island Railroad to Penn Station; from Penn Station walk a block to 33rd and 6th and take the Path train to Journal Square; at Journal square take the Newark train to Newark Penn Station.
From JFK: An alternate route is to take the AirTrain to Howard Beach and take the subway: the A train to Penn Station.

LaGuardia Airport

Take the M60 bus to 125th St. At 125th St take the 2 or 3 train to Penn Station. Walk to 33rd and 6th St and take the Path to Journal Square; from Journal square take the train to Newark Penn Station.
Information on the PATH system

By Train

There are two train stations in Newark: Newark Penn Station and Newark Broad Street Station. The PATH train and New Jersey Transit serve Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit serves Broad Street Station.

To get to campus from Newark Penn Station you can take the Light Rail from Newark Penn Station (downtown fare from machine; you must punch the ticket in the validation machine before going down to Track 1). Go two stops to Washington Street. Exit left from train and walk upstairs on to Raymond Blvd. Right at first light (University Avenue). Walk on University to campus. (about 5 minutes)

Just Walking: Walk west away from Newark Penn Station on Raymond Blvd. Keep walking past Broad Street to University Avenue and follow directions above. (about 20 minutes)

To get to campus from Newark Broad Street Station walk along University to campus (about 10 minutes).

By Car

The Robert Treat Hotel has ample parking available for guests

Directions from the hotel to campus: walk across Military Park on to New Street. Walk to campus (about 10 minutes).

Driving to Campus: Parking will be available at the NJIT Deck, building 19. Tell them you are with the Urban Systems Conference. Please see the map below to find the location of the parking deck.  


NJIT Parking Map

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Walking in and about Newark: Newark is a city with its share of crime. It is relatively safe to walk to and from the hotels during daylight and in the University Heights and Downtown sections in the daytime. It is relatively safe to walk in the Ironbound both day and after dark. However, after dark, do not walk alone, please only walk in groups. To go to and from Newark Penn Station after dark take the light rail. To come back to the Robert Treat after dark from Newark Penn Station, take a taxi. There is a taxi stand in front of Penn Station at the door in front of the Information Desk.

If you have a problem please call:
• Rutgers-Newark Campus Police 1-973-353-5111 or 5581; or blue emergency phones all over campus.
• Campus and Community Relations 1-973-353-1630 (W, Th, F 9-5)
• Molly Makris, Conference Coordinator 330-472-3136


Newark is a dynamic city with lots of art, culture and entertainment. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJ PAC) is across the street from the Robert Treat Hotel; In fact, NJ PAC will host a performance by Jackie Evancho on June 8th and the New Jersey Hall of Fame on June 9th.

The Prudential Center in downtown Newark is another wonderful resource. On June 8th Roberto Carlos will be performing at the Prudential Center. For event and ticket information go to

Newark is home to New Jersey's largest museum, the Newark Museum. The Museum is adjacent to the campus. Information can be found at

The Ironbound district in Newark has some of the best Portuguese and Brazilian restaurants in the country!

The New Jersey Historical Society is located in Newark right by the Robert Treat Hotel and features great exhibits such as, What's Going On? Newark and the Legacy of the Sixties; Ebb and Flow: New Jersey and Its Rivers; and Feast Your Eyes: The Unexpected Beauty of Vegetable Gardens. Check their website for more information and visitor hours.

Branch Brook Park, which is on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places is a Newark gem

City Without Walls is a not-for-profit gallery for emerging artists in Newark

In addition, New York City is just a short train ride away. There is a shuttle from the Robert Treat Hotel that runs to and from Newark Penn Station. From Newark Penn Station the Path Train goes into Manhattan. From Newark Penn Station Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains are also available.



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