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Built-Out Places Account for Majority of State’s Population Growth Since 2008

Friday, May 20th, 2016

New Census municipal data show that redevelopment continues to accelerate as a way to accommodate New Jersey’s population growth, and population losses continue to spread in the state’s exurban and rural areas.

Chuck Marohn on the Value of Roads, Streets, and People

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

At a recent presentation in New Jersey, Strong Towns’ Chuck Marohn talked about how people, rather than cars, create community wealth, and how we benefit from prioritizing people in our planning.

Demand for Transit Neighborhoods on the Rise

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Since the Great Recession, the growth rate in New Jersey’s transit-oriented areas has outstripped the growth rate in exurban areas and in the state overall, according to an analysis of new Census data.

Forum Roundup: Gateway Tunnel Will Provide Much-Needed New Transit Capacity

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Panelists at a Redevelopment Forum session on the proposed Gateway Tunnel project highlighted the much-needed new transit capacity across the Hudson River it will bring, allowing New Jersey residents greater access to jobs and boosting the region’s economic growth.

New Jersey’s Population Is Still Growing

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Despite what you may have heard, New Jersey is still growing. A New Jersey Future analysis of growth since 2000 ​takes a look ​​at the different sectors that are contributing to New Jersey’s continuing population growth.​

New Study Shines a Light on Mixed-Income Housing Around New Jersey’s Transit Stations

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A new analysis of income distribution in the neighborhoods around New Jersey’s transit stations shows that the benefits of access to transit are not always available across all income groups.

Economic Opportunity Act Retains Incentives’ Focus on Smart-Growth Locations

Friday, December 5th, 2014

An examination by New Jersey Future shows that the state’s new business incentive programs are largely effective at following state plan guidelines and directing job growth to smart-growth areas.

Highlands Development Regulations Not Responsible for Exurban Slowdown

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Contrary to some reports, the slowdown in population growth in New Jersey’s northwestern exurbs is not the result of restrictions on development imposed by the Highlands Act.

Forum Feature: Is Demolition Always the Best Option for Vacant Properties?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Finding the most appropriate solution for a vacant property will almost always have multiple positive effects. Often the best solution is not demolition.

New County Population Estimates: Older Places Continue Their Revival

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The new Census estimates show a continuation of county population trends: Older, already-built places see growth, and exurban counties see population losses.

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