Planning Association Conference Includes Sessions on Current Smart-Growth Issues
November 2nd, 2011 by Elaine Clisham
Updated: Below are presentations from three of the sessions in which New Jersey Future Staff were involved.
Urban Form: Health Consequences and Opportunities:
Managing “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of Solar Energy:
- Chris Sturm, New Jersey Future
- Jonathan Drill, Esq.
- Randall Solomon, Institute for Sustainability Planning & Governance
- Lisa Specca PP, AICP, Clarke Caton Hintz
What to Expect from New Jersey’s “Transformed” State Plan
- Dan Kennedy, PP, AICP, MCRP, New Jersey Office of Planning Advocacy
- Bob Bzik, PP, AICP, Director, Somerset County Planning Department. The county also has a website for its “Sustainable Somerset – the Smart Growth Strategic Plan for Somerset County” from which copies of maps distributed at the conference and other corresponding documents may be downloaded.
This Friday, Nov. 2, planning, municipal and community development professionals from around the state will gather in New Brunswick for the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association’s annual conference. New Jersey Future staff members will be presenting on the following topics: siting of solar energy facilities; the implications of urban design on public health; beyond sustainability, the concept of regenerative design; and what to expect from the new State Strategic Plan. (Here’s the full agenda.) We hope you can make it out to this educational conference, and if you do, please stop by our booth and say hello.