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  • State Hazard Mitigation Plan Should Do More To Address Risk, Integrate With Local Planning

    State Hazard Mitigation Plan Should Do More To Address Risk, Integrate With Local Planning

    April 11, 2014 : 1 comment

    Comments from New Jersey Future and six other organizations call for the state’s draft hazard mitigation plan to be modified to take greater account of climate-based risks, and to integrate more closely with local planning efforts.

  • Forum Feature: Is Demolition Always the Best Option for Vacant Properties?

    Forum Feature: Is Demolition Always the Best Option for Vacant Properties?

    April 10, 2014 : 0 comments

    Finding the most appropriate solution for a vacant property will almost always have multiple positive effects. Often the best solution is not demolition.

  • Timing of Public Comment Period on State Hazard Plan Raises Questions

    Timing of Public Comment Period on State Hazard Plan Raises Questions

    April 4, 2014 : 0 comments

    For the first time, the state requested public input on the draft hazard mitigation plan it must submit. But it opened the comment period only after it had submitted the draft plan.

  • New County Population Estimates: Older Places Continue Their Revival

    New County Population Estimates: Older Places Continue Their Revival

    April 4, 2014 : 0 comments

    The new Census estimates show a continuation of county population trends: Older, already-built places see growth, and exurban counties see population losses.

  • Communities Need To Understand, Plan Effectively for Climate Risks

    Communities Need To Understand, Plan Effectively for Climate Risks

    April 3, 2014 : 0 comments

    Executive Director Peter Kasabach made his debut April 2 on Al Jazeera America, joining a panel on Ray Suarez’s show Inside Story to talk about the importance of understanding the risks posed by a changing climate, and giving communities the leadership and resources they need to plan accordingly.

  • Forum Feature: Eyes Wide Open … or Shut

    Forum Feature: Eyes Wide Open … or Shut

    April 3, 2014 : 1 comment

    At a Redevelopment Forum session on climate change, speakers were clear: New Jersey is paying insufficient attention to the increasing risks of a changing climate, and both good leadership and good information are needed if that is to change.

  • 2014 Smart Growth Awards Announced

    2014 Smart Growth Awards Announced

    April 1, 2014 : 0 comments

    Three housing developments; two downtown plans; a transformative open-space plan; an anchor of hope for its surrounding community; and a region-wide plan for smart economic growth are all winners of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Former State Planning Commission Chairman Joe Maraziti will receive the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

Redevelopment Forum

Redevelopment ForumThanks to all who made the Redevelopment Forum such a success. Photos coming soon! Meantime, you'll find session summaries in our Future Facts, above.

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Smart Growth Awards

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The Smart Growth Awards celebration is June 5, 2014.

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