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The North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium – Local Demonstration Project Program

October 4, 2012
12:30 amto12:00 pm

The North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium (NJSCC) will soon be issuing a call for applications to participate in its sustainable development Local Demonstration Project (LDP) program.  The LDP program will provide technical assistance for strategic planing studies focused on designed areas or corridors associated with established or anticipated transit services and/or facilities.  Eligible applicants will include municipalities, counties, non-governmental organizations, community development corporations and other interested organizations. Please join us at one of three free LDP program Information Sessions to hear more about this exciting opportunity.  Attendance is not required but we strongly encourage prospective applicants to attend to learn about the program and the application process.

Please click here to register for once of the information sessions.

First Session
October 4, 2012
Registration at 8:30 am, session 9:00 – 12:00 pm
NJTPA offices
One Newark Center, 17th Floor
Newark, NJ

Second Session
October 10, 2012
Registration at 8:30 am, session 9:00-12:00 pm
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

Third Session
November 7, 2012
Registration at 8:30 am, session 9:00-12:00 pm
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ

 

 

Request for Qualifcations

October 8, 2012
9:00 amto6:00 pm

Together North Jersey is issuing this Request for Qualifications from consulting firms and non-governmental organizations for two distinct programs:

The first, the Local Government Capacity Grant Program (LGCGP) seeks planning consultants and non-governmental organizations (i.e., community-based, service-based and issue-based organizations) with demonstrated capabilities to deliver planning technical assistance to county and local governments in Northern New Jersey.   Together North Jersey will establish a list of “On-Call” pre-qualified contractors to help build the capacity of local governments to support and materially advance the development of a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development  (RPSD) for the 13-county North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) region.

The secondSpecialized Topic Expertise for the Local Demonstration Project Program, seeks professional sub-consultants with expertise in specialized topics to support the work of pre-selected firms that will be undertaking projects under the Local Demonstration Project (LDP) Program. Together North Jersey will establish a list of “On-Call” pre-qualified sub-consultants to support and materially advance the development of the Local Demonstration Projects for the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) for the 13-county North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) region.

The selected contractors will have an opportunity to provide technical services for either of the two distinct programs being established by Together North Jersey.  

To download the RFQ, please click below:

http://procure.rutgers.edu/bids/activebids.php

Username:RFQ2139

Password: RFQ2139

Both username and password are case sensitive

Statements of Qualifications are due: October 8th, 2012

All questions must be submitted in writing to Rutgers to the attention of Sara Vecchio, by email at rupoacctatrcidotrutgersdotedu  (rupoacctatrcidotrutgersdotedu)  .  Questions and answers will be sent to all participants via email as an addendum to the RFQ.  Interested applicants who did not initially receive RFQ via email from Rutgers are encouraged to register on the Together North Jersey website in the “RFP/RFQs” area to ensure receipt of any addendum materials:  

http://www.policy.rutgers.edu/NJSCC/

The deadline for inquiries is September 25, 2012. Late inquiries may not be reviewed or considered. Responses, if any, will be available on October 2, 2012 by 4:30PM.

Together North Jersey is being funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant program, along with leveraged federal and local funds.

Transit Station Inventory Online Orientation

October 9, 2012
10:30 amto11:00 am

Join Research Director Tim Evans for a 30-minute look at all the data behind our transit station inventory. It’s online and it’s free, but you do need to register and spaces are limited.

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The North Jersey Sustainabile Consortium

October 10, 2012
8:30 amto8:00 pm

The North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium (NJSCC) will soon be issuing a call for applications to participate in its sustainable development Local Demonstration Project (LDP) program.  The LDP program will provide technical assistance for strategic planing studies focused on designed areas or corridors associated with established or anticipated transit services and/or facilities.  Eligible applicants will include municipalities, counties, non-governmental organizations, community development corporations and other interested organizations. Please join us at one of three free LDP program Information Sessions to hear more about this exciting opportunity.  Attendance is not required but we strongly encourage prospective applicants to attend to learn about the program and the application process.

Please click here to register for once of the information sessions.

Second Session
October 10, 2012
Registration at 8:30 am, session 9:00-12:00 pm
Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University
33 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

Third Session
November 7, 2012
Registration at 8:30 am, session 9:00-12:00 pm
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ

 

 

Transit-Oriented Development Forum

October 11, 2012
8:00 amto1:00 pm

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NJ) is pleased to announce a special forum on Transit-Oriented Development.  The forum will take place on Thursday, October 11, at the Bloustein School in New Brunswick.  Click here for more details.

Event is free. 4 CM credits pending.

New Jersey Governor’s Confernece on Housing and Economic Development

October 16, 2012
7:30 amto6:30 pm
October 17, 2012
8:00 amto12:30 pm

You are invited to the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development, hosted by the New Jersey Department of Community AffairsNew Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency and New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Discuss topics critical to you and your goals with the state’s most distinguished housing professionals, government officials, economic development professionals, business professionals, lenders, developers, non-profits and consultants.

This year’s conference will present innovative economic development strategies and engage participants in discussing how best to develop sustainable communities, neighborhood revitalization, property management, green building, housing for special populations, financial resources and more.

Discover innovations in planning, development and preservation in today’s housing industry. Share ideas, tips, and approaches with fellow industry professionals and experts during our networking reception and workshops.

  • Early Bird Registration has been extended!
    Register for the Conference by Wednesday September 19, 2012 and save $26!
  • Discounted Hotel Rates! 
    Make your reservation before September 25, 2012 and pay only $138.00 at the Sheraton by calling 1-888-627-7212
  • Trade Show
    Explore our Exhibitor area, featuring products and services from businesses and organizations that serve the housing and property management community
  • Conference Sessions
    Create your own custom learning experience, with a variety of breakout sessions and dynamic speakers available to choose from

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MAP-21 Conference in New Jersey

October 17, 2012
9:00 amto12:30 pm

Months after the passage of a federal transportation bill, local communities, advocates, states, and even Washington are still sorting out what the new law means. To ease the transition and make sure that the legislation is used to create a more sustainable transportation network, Tri-State and Transportation for America are hosting Mapping It Out: A User’s Guide to MAP-21, an event for government officials, advocates, and the general public. The conference, which is being held at Rutgers’ College Avenue Campus on October 17th, will:

  • Explain the new federal transportation bill;
  • Help government officials and advocates understand what they need to do to ensure that the law is implemented well; and
  • Give a preview of upcoming federal decisions affecting transportation, from important upcoming deadlines to the work necessary to make the next transportation bill better than the current one.

Transportation for America Director James Corless and Policy Director Nick Donohue will both speak at the event.

Mapping It Out will be held from 9 am-12:30 pm in the Brower Commons Conference Room at Rutgers’ College Avenue Campus (145 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey). The event is free of charge, but attendees must RSVP to stevenattstcdotorg  (stevenattstcdotorg)  .

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