Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



How to Use Zoning to Create the Desired Neighborhood

April 10, 2018
9:30 amto1:00 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

Zoning is a major tool used to meet land use planning and development objectives.  It can co-exist successfully with other tools and policies, like redevelopment planning, to create a more desirable neighborhood.  This half-day workshop will examine the advantages and limitations of zoning, specifically inclusionary zoning used to achieve the desired vision for an area.

Hear how urban and suburban municipalities have used inclusionary zoning to promote affordable housing and discuss the policy issues and myths associated with inclusionary zoning and understanding its impact on redevelopment.   Participants will also hear how other tools are used to create the desired neighborhoods.

Location: Newark HUD Office, 1 Newark Center, 1085 Raymond Blvd., 13th Floor, Newark NJ

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A Focus on Commercial Real Estate Lending

April 12, 2018
7:30 amto11:30 am

Rutgers Business Center for Real Estate presents its second annual real estate finance conference.

Location: Hyatt-Exchange Place, Jersey City

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Webinar: Community coaching

April 12, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Like the convenience of a webinar, but wish they could be more interactive? Join The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking for our upcoming Strategic Conversations on creative placemaking.

Community coaching helps stakeholders build sustainable plans – and the shared leadership to implement them. This model helps build relationships between planner and client that makes it possible to address the big, difficult issues that keep a community from moving forward. It is a different approach to current models of planning practice, and it may challenge you to think about how you work with communities.

Location: online

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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

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TransAction Conference

April 17, 2018toApril 19, 2018

This year, nearly 1000 transportation management, directors, planners, engineers, grant writers, operators, elected officials, municipal, county and state representatives, consultants and administrators attended the TransAction Conference.

TransAction 2017 featured 74 workshop sessions (4-5 concurrent throughout each day) specializing in bus, rail, roads, bridges, goods movement. pedestrian/bicycle, paratransit, community transportation, ports and much more.

Attendees come from more than 32 states and 4 provinces of Canada.

Location: Tropicana Hotel & Conference Center, Atlantic City NJ

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Certificate in creative placemaking information session (webinar)

April 17, 2018
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

The Certificate program is produced by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and New Hampshire Institute of Art.

The information session will introduce participants to the Certification program, as students and faculty in the program. Participants will have time to ask questions. All sessions will be led by the program’s designer and academic director, Leonardo Vazquez. Information sessions are one hour, online, and free. Details on how to join the webinar will be included in your confirmation email.

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Assessment of HOME Program Models

April 19, 2018
9:30 amto4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

The HOME Investment Partnership program remains one of the primary funding sources to implement local housing strategies designed to increase homeownership and affordable housing opportunities for low income residents.  This course will provide HOME grantees with a hands-on, in-depth guidance on the operating requirements for implementing successful HOME programs.

Location: Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State Street, Prudence Hall, Trenton NJ

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