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Together North Jersey Institute: Transit Hubs Workshop #1

December 15, 2017
8:30 amto12:30 pm

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority Board Rom, 1 Newark Center, 17th Floor, Newark NJ

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The Together North Jersey Institute and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) are co-sponsoring a series of workshops to explore the opportunities for creating vibrant transit hubs in Northern New Jersey.

For the purpose of this work a transit hub is an area surrounding a transit station – bus, rail, light rail, or ferry – which contains diverse land use, a variety of activities, and multi-modal transportation connections that are fully integrated with the transit station. The hub creates a vibrant neighborhood that benefits from the access from the train station at its core. Creating a successful hub takes extensive thought about the transit station and the community that surrounds it.

Although every community is unique, the workshops will attempt to follow a process that can be used throughout New Jersey – a process will build upon a collaboration and encourage the community’s stakeholders to come together to define the hub and its characteristics.

The workshop is open to those who want to learn more about the elements of a strong transit hub, the opportunities that it can bring to the community, and the process to create it.

New Jersey APA Conference

January 25, 2018toJanuary 26, 2018

The New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association will hold their annual conference at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick. More information to come.

Location: Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

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Net Zero Buildings and More: LEED v4, Construction Impacts, and Materials

January 30, 2018
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

Live location: 200 Franklin Square Drive, Somerset NJ

Online: also available as a webinar

USGBC NJ has been awarded an education grant for NJ business from the NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development. This enables us to provide fully-funded training for employees of qualifying NJ businesses for increasing expertise, as well as for credentials and/or CEUs.

Upon completion, participants will have an understanding for the design strategies, technologies utilized and components of net zero buildings. Participants will have an understanding of the current net zero building statistics and knowledge of the environmental impact of the construction process.

Registration fee: Members: $125; Non-members: $150; Qualifying grantees: No Charge.

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Adapting to Change: Environmental Science and Policy in the Time of Trump

January 30, 2018
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

This talk at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will examine the challenges to environmental science and policy in this time of change. From climate science to pesticides; research funding to peer review, this is a time of unprecedented challenges to environmental health. Science has become a target for powerful stakeholders seeking to avoid regulation and responsibility for pollution. There is an urgent need for the scientific community to rethink our approaches to environmental protection, research and education. We need to break down the silos of environmental science and adopt a systems approach. We also need to broaden our view of the social context of environmental decisions, reach out to the business community, and regain public trust in science.

Location: Gov. James J. Florio Special Events Auditorium, 33 Livingston Avenue, Edward J. Bloustein School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

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Webinar: National Stormwater Calculator for Managing Runoff Using Green Infrastructure

January 31, 2018
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

Location: online

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EPA developed the National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) to help support local, state, and national stormwater management objectives and regulatory efforts to reduce runoff through infiltration and retention using green infrastructure practices as low impact development controls. It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including site developers, landscape architects, urban planners, and homeowners. It can be used for any location within the United States, including Puerto Rico. This webinar will provide potential and example applications, and will present the new cost module and mobile web application version that can be used on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

Mayors’ Climate Summit

February 3, 2018
8:30 amto1:30 pm

Mayors and community leaders across New Jersey have taken up the challenge of addressing climate change and implementing sustainability practices at a local level. Join us to discuss what we must achieve locally, and understand the specific steps we can take today to succeed. It is vital for our mayors and communities to take a leading role in preserving the environment and protecting the public health of our citizens. The day will consist of three panels of experts, resource organizations, and local leaders discussing a pathway forward to enable New Jersey to succeed in meeting the challenges presented by climate change.

This event is hosted by Mayor Phil Kramer of Franklin Township, Mayor Bruce A. Harris of Chatham Borough, and brought to you by NJ League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, and Sustainable Jersey.

Location: Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick

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NJ Land Conservation Rally

March 2, 2018
8:00 amto5:00 pm

The 22nd annual NJ Land Conservation Rally is a one-day educational conference about open space and farmland preservation in NJ. Features include 27 workshops, 5 roundtable discussions, a keynote speech from David Case, author of “Nature of Americans,” 25 exhibitors, and a farmers market.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick

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2018 Redevelopment Forum

March 9, 2018
8:00 amto4:00 pm

More information and a call for sessions will be available in the fall of 2017.

Location: Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

For information about the 2017 forum and previous forums, click here.

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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