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2012 American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter Annual Conference

November 1, 2012
8:00 amto7:30 pm
November 2, 2012
8:00 amto7:30 pm

The New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association will host its annual conference on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Conference Center in New Brunswick.  For more information and to register, click here. (Early registration ends Oct. 20)

All sessions are expected to receive AICP credits, which will be provided for each credit hour for each session. Continuing Law Education (CLE) credits for attorneys are also expected to receive approval courtesy of the New Jersey Builders Association.

More information and registration. Early registration ends Oct. 20.

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Together North Jersey Local Demonstration Program Information Session

November 7, 2012
8:30 amto12:00 pm

Together North Jersey 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.

Third Session
November 7, 2012 Postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. New date to be announced.
Registration at 8:30 am, session 9:00-12:00 pm
Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ

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Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Non-Contiguous Clustering

November 7, 2012
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Based on New Jersey Future’s May 2012 report, this one-hour webinar features New Jersey practitioners who are successfully applying an innovative and affordable planning tool – non-contiguous cluster development.  When municipalities authorize non-contiguous clustering, developers and landowners work together to preserve land and build strong neighborhoods at a lower cost to taxpayers; instead of spreading development evenly across sites, they may build it at a higher density on one of the sites and preserve the rest. 

Speakers will provide practical advice on all stages of the process for planners, land use attorneys, planning board members, local officials and interested citizens.  They will start at the beginning – the community conversations and decision-making involved in adopting a non-contiguous cluster ordinance – then explain how to tailor a non-contiguous cluster ordinance to meet community goals, and finally highlight implementation through two diverse development projects.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. 

Attendees are eligible for one AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credit.

More information and registration.

 Agenda and Speakers:

  1. Frank Banisch, president, Banisch & Associates
  2. James M. Dowd, member, Delaware Township Planning Board
  3. John Riggs, director of planning and environmental protection, Monroe Township
  4. Chris Sturm, Senior Director of State Policy, New Jersey Future  (moderator)


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Prioritizing Economic Recovery Actions Following a Major Disaster: Sharing Experiences from Joplin and Hurricane Katrina

November 9, 2012
2:30 pmto4:00 pm


On Friday, November 9th, IEDC will host a webinar featuring two organizations serving on the ground in economic recovery efforts following major disasters: 1) an EF-5 tornado which touched down in May 2011, devastating 1/3 of Joplin, Missouri and 2) Jefferson Parish (next to New Orleans) which was completely flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Tracye McDaniel, President & CEO of Choose New Jersey will provide opening remarks, followed by Jerry Bologna and Rob O’Brian’s brief presentations. There will be 45 minutes of Q&A for call participants to share their questions in order to provide time for peer-to-peer learning.

Register for this free event.

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Forum: Finding the Balance: A Look at New Jersey’s Land Use

November 15, 2012
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Join WHYY on Thursday, Nov. 15th, at the Moorestown Community House in Moorestown, N.J., for a special forum that will focus on current land preservation and development issues throughout Southern New Jersey.

WHYY Audio News Director Eugene Sonn will moderate a healthy and informative discussion among a noted panel of speakers, including the exective director of the State Agricultural Development Committee, Susan Payne; the chief executive officer/executive vice president of the New Jersey Builders Association, Tim Touhey; and the executive director of New Jersey Future, Peter Kasabach. 

A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served. 

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Moorestown Community House
16 E Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Doors open: 5:30pm
Reception: 5:30pm – 6pm
Discussion: 6pm – 7pm
Q&A: 7pm – 7:30pm 

More information and registration.


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New Jersey Future 25th Anniversary Celebration

November 18, 2012
4:00 pmto7:00 pm

Join New Jersey Future in celebrating 25 years of non-partisan research, policy analysis, education and advocacy in pursuit of smarter growth in New Jersey.  Enjoy cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres with marvelous views of downtown New Brunswick, the Raritan River and the Old Queens section of Rutgers University from the newly built Gateway Transit Village Tower and honor five New Jersey leaders who have helped shape the state’s development for the better.

Tickets are $100 per person, $150 per couple, and may be purchased here.

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