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Archive for January, 2018

Reduce Local Flooding, Improve Clean Water Resources

January 29, 2018
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

Join ANJEC, the City of Newark, and Rutgers NJAES for a free workshop on managing local flooding. Discuss flood management, prevention of raw sewage pollution in local waterways, combined sewer overflow basics, and more. Learn what residents, environmental commissions, and green teams can to do reduce the impact of flooding and improve local water quality.

Location: Newark City Hall, First Floor Rotunda, 920 Broad Street, Newark

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Health Impact Assessment: Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making

February 23, 2018
9:00 amto3:00 pm

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) can be used to evaluate a proposed plan or project’s potential effects on the health of a population. HIA provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts and minimizing negative ones.

In this session, the Planning Healthy Communities Initiative (PHCI) will lead an introductory training on health impact assessment as a tool to promote community health and equity in planning processes and decision-making. Participants will engage in group exercises related to HIA steps, discuss opportunities and challenges to integrating health into planning and policy processes, and learn about new statewide collaborative initiatives and emerging tools to build capacity for health advancement in planning, and to support health in all policies.

Location: State Operator Training Center, 18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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New Jersey State of the Market

March 14, 2018
8:00 amto12:00 pm

Metroburbs, Adaptive Reuse, and Transit-Oriented Development

What you’ll learn:

1) Which is hotter for industrial: Southern N.J. or Northern-Central N.J.?

2) What is behind N.J.’s record rents for office and will that trend continue?

3) What areas of New Jersey are poised for big growth?

4) Where are the new submarkets that developers in N.J. are looking to dig up?

5) Will N.J.’s retail market make a comeback?

6) What, if anything, will change for CRE under the new governor?

7) What does Newark’s $7B bid for Amazon HQ2say about the state’s economic development?

Real Struggles/Real Solutions: Transit-Oriented Development Amidst New Jersey’s Housing Litigation Mess

April 16, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

Join Urban Land Institute Northern New Jersey for Real Struggles/Real Solutions: Transit-Oriented Development Amidst New Jersey’s Housing Litigation Mess.

What are the challenges inherent in incorporating affordable housing as part of transit-oriented development? How can municipalities and developers succeed in striking the right balance of scale and density in the face of uncertain affordable housing obligations? Is there any help available from the State in trying to bridge these challenges? And, of course, what is the current state of affordable housing in New Jersey (litigation and otherwise) and where are things heading in 2018?

Join ULI NNJ and come hear these questions discussed from the perspective of Mayors, developers and industry leaders in the trenches.

Location: Eisenhower Corporate Campus, Livingston, NJ 07039

Registration info TBA

CAPRE’s 2018 New Jersey Forecast

January 23, 2018
8:30 amto2:30 pm

Active and innovative New Jersey developers, investors, capital sources, end-users, engineering firms, consultants and public sector executives are making plans to attend CAPRE’s 2018 New Jersey CRE Forecast on January 23.

This important year-in-review and 2018 forecast will bring special focus to New Jersey commercial real estate post-gubernatorial election, the outlook in the new year, and more specifically, the state of new construction and development projects.

• What firms were most active in 2017?
• What types of industry changes might we expect in 2018?
• How will political changes around the globe impact New Jersey commercial real estate in 2018?
• What are the new and innovative changes relative to commercial building management and operations?
• And, will the Gold Coast (Hoboken and Jersey City) continue to lead New Jersey in terms of rental rates and appreciation?

Location: Maritime Parc, 84 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City

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NJ Bike & Walk Summit

March 24, 2018
12:00 amto5:00 pm

New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition’s Summit is New Jersey’s statewide meeting of bicycle and pedestrian advocates, elected officials and other township leaders, transportation and urban planners, bike shop owners and managers, cycling, walking, fitness and health enthusiasts and experts, recreation, trails and club leaders and others who are interested in making our state a better place to live.

NJBWC is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, make you aware of various public funding sources, enable you to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.

More than 20 panel sessions and presentations are planned. Speakers TBA.

Location: The Conference Center, Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor NJ

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Remembering Brendan Byrne

Friday, January 5th, 2018

New Jersey Future mourns the loss of our friend and supporter, former Governor Brendan Byrne. New Jersey is the better for his service, and the poorer for his passing.

Webinar: Advance Regional Collaboration on Water Management

January 17, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

US Water Alliance is holding a series of webinars to accompany its One Water for America Policy Framework.

One Water recognizes that if we tackle problems based on the complete life cycle of water and larger infrastructure systems – rather than limiting ourselves to one piece of the equation — we can identify and advance more effective and lasting solutions.  Our current system of managing water is siloed across distinct municipalities, authorities, private businesses, and multiple regulatory agencies, all of which have narrow slices of authority over some aspect of water.  This fragmentation weakens the overall system, and regional collaboration is key to the future of sustainable water management.

Speakers include:

Ted Henifin, General Manager, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Darrin Polhemus, Deputy Director, California State Water Board


Drinking Water Infrastructure Report Calls for Investment, Transparency

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

The Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure’s report recommends significant investment in upgrading water systems, as well as requirements for asset management and reporting.

Bill Would Cap Sewerage Authorities’ Ability To Raise Funds for System Repairs

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

A bill currently up for a vote in the Assembly would cap regional sewerage authorities’ ability to raise funds for system maintenance through user fees. New Jersey Future opposes the bill.

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