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New Office Market Report: Transit Service Is Key

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A new report details how office properties near transit are seeing higher rents and lower vacancy rates than their counterparts in non-transit locations, confirming that smart investment in transit assets is key to maintaining New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.

Forum Roundup: Reinforce Your Redevelopment Strategy With Good Data

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Good data about the market surrounding a redevelopment plan can help make sure the plan is substantial enough, and can convince community members to support it.

Forum Roundup: Making the Affordable Housing Numbers Work(able)

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

There are things municipalities can do to make fulfilling their affordable housing obligations workable, and an enhancement to the community.

Forum Feature: Federal Redevelopment Tools: Existential Threats, and a Few Opportunities

Monday, March 20th, 2017

While the new administration has threatened significant cuts to federal redevelopment tools, there is reason to hope that some important programs will remain.

New Jersey Future Staff To Speak at Planning Conference

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Three members of the New Jersey Future staff will be speaking at APA-New Jersey’s annual planning conference Jan. 26 and 27 in New Brunswick.

Planning and Developing for Boomers, Millennials and Immigrants

The development process in New Jersey is lengthy and cumbersome. It can take several years to bring projects to fruition. For this reason, developers, businesses and municipalities and the attorneys who advise them, must take the long view and understand the “big” demographic and economic pictures in order to plan and execute successful projects and provide supporting infrastructure.

Location: New Jersey Law Center, 1 Constitution Sq. New Brunswick

More information and registration

Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting: Collaboration Is the Key

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The emphasis at the Jersey Water Works membership meeting was on collaboration to accomplish the work, and on treating water wholistically as a resource, in all its forms.

Jersey Water Works Delegation To Attend National Water Conference

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

A delegation from Jersey Water Works will represent New Jersey at the national One Water Summit in Atlanta.

Smart Growth Award-Winner Wesmont Station Opens

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Ten years after winning a Smart Growth Award, and long after its associated residential development was completed, NJ Transit’s new Wesmont Station has finally opened.

Infrastructure Matters

Monday, May 16th, 2016

National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.

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