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State Hazard Mitigation Plan Should Do More To Address Risk, Integrate With Local Planning

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Comments from New Jersey Future and six other organizations call for the state’s draft hazard mitigation plan to be modified to take greater account of climate-based risks, and to integrate more closely with local planning efforts.

Draft 2014 New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Comment

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

For the first time, the state will accept public comment on its newly released draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments.

Advocates Call for Valid Risk Assessment, Mitigation Planning in State’s Draft Post-Sandy Action Plan

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

New Jersey Future calls for more emphasis on planning, transparency and risk assessment in the new Sandy Action Plan, saying to do less wastes taxpayer funds.

New York State Announces Major Investment in Post-Sandy Community Planning and Implementation

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

New York’s plan allocates significantly more funding than New Jersey’s to local planning in order to foster comprehensive risk analysis for recovery investments.

Proposed Sandy Plan Still Puts Taxpayer Dollars at Risk

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

In the key areas of infrastructure, planning and transparency, the state’s proposed Action Plan amendment is neither broad enough nor specific enough to honor taxpayers’ investment in New Jersey’s post-Sandy recovery.

New CDBG Action Plan Amendment Considers Resiliency

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Christie administration’s newly released draft plan for disbursement of an additional $1.46 billion in Sandy recovery assistance is a step forward in some ways, but misses other key issues.

New Legislation Changes the Smart Growth Playing Field

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Two new pieces of legislation, dealing with economic incentives and non-condemnation in redevelopment areas, offer opportunities to focus New Jersey’s development in smart-growth areas.

Time for New Jersey To Be Smarter Than the Storm

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Incorporating projected sea-level rise into all Sandy-related recovery and planning decision-making will help create a stronger, more resilient Garden State.

Sandy Rebuilding Task Force Issues Recommendations

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The task force report highlights the need to support long-term risk reduction planning, and the importance of using the most up-to-date scientific data in planning and decision-making.

Governor Signs Bill Improving Municipal Tools for Cluster Development

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

A bill, strongly supported by New Jersey Future, that improves cluster development tools available to New Jersey municipalities is now law.

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