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Former New York City Economic Development Head To Deliver Redevelopment Forum Keynote

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

The former head of New York City’s Economic Development Corporation will deliver the keynote address at New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum.

Five New Jersey Projects Included in Next Round of HUD’s Rebuild by Design Competition

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the 10 finalist projects in its Rebuild by Design competition.

Nominations Now Open for 2014 Smart Growth Awards

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Nominations are now open for New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Winners will be honored at our annual celebration June 5, 2014.

Somerset County’s Investment Framework Gets State Planning Commission Support

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The State Planning Commission has approved a resolution supporting Somerset County’s Strategic Investment Framework, a recognition well deserved.

New Report Recommends Regional Coordination, Variety of Coastal Strategies

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

A new report from the Urban Land Institute’s Advisory Services Panel outlines a broad range of recommendations for long-term resilience strategies in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Voters in S. Hunterdon Approve Regional School District

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Voters in three S. Hunterdon municipalities overwhelmingly approved regionalization of their schools, something that can have significant land-use implications as well as academic and financial benefits.

Upward Economic Mobility Is a Land-Use Issue

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

A new study indicates that creating greater opportunities for those who are poor to live in mixed-income neighborhoods enhances their ability to move into the middle class, and can thus enhance overall economic growth.

New Jersey’s Inner Suburbs: Leading Indicator of Opportunity and Challenge

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

New Jersey’s “first suburbs” are becoming a leading indicator for the state’s increasing diversity, accompanied by all its opportunities and challenges. They are also often overlooked in favor of larger cities.

Somerset County Releases Study on Repurposing Under-Utilized Commercial Properties

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

A new report from Somerset County that examines seven prototypical suburban commercial sites, with recommendations for redevelopment, could serve as a model for other counties.

Memo to Municipalities: Get Creative and Flexible if You Want Those Office Parks Redeveloped

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Re-imagining suburban office parks will be key to New Jersey’s economic vitality in the future. Municipalities can play a key role in making that easier.

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