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Complete Streets Summit

October 24, 2017
8:30 amto4:30 pm
This FREE biennial Summit brings together planners, engineers, public officials, health professionals, and others involved with shaping communities throughout New Jersey. The sessions this year will be divided between two tracks – one for Complete Streets policy development and one for Complete Streets implementation. This year’s Summit features Tony Garcia from Street Plans as the keynote speaker, along with series of informative sessions on topic relating to Complete Streets.
Location: Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick

New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Conference

October 24, 2017toOctober 26, 2017

New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management‘s 13th annual conference, “Navigating the Waters of Change,” will address how flood hazards affect transportation, energy and water infrastructure. This conference will highlight the activities that have proven effective in protecting people and property from the impact of floods and storms, and the importance of maintaining these core activities as we adapt to the programmatic challenges expected to result from new state and federal administrations. The keynote address will be delivered by Commander Kirk Lippold. Conference exhibition space and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Location: Bally’s Atlantic City, 1900 Boardwalk, Atlantic City

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NJ Multifamily Real Estate Summit

October 25, 2017
7:30 amto11:00 am

Transit-oriented development keeps taking shape across the river from NYC. Luxury apartment and condo communities are being created in traditional suburbia. Revitalized affordable is sprouting up in the urban core everywhere from Camden to Newark. It seems like no matter where you look, New Jersey is awash with multifamily opportunities.

Join Bisnow and real estate pros from across the Garden State as we break down the investment and development trends to watch in 2018! As always, expect plenty of breakfast and networking before the panels. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Location: Liberty House Restaurant, 76 Audrey Zapp Dr, Jersey City NJ 07305

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USDA-NRCS Brown Bag Lunch Presentation

October 25, 2017
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Presented by NJ section of American Water Resources Association

The United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service has a long history of working with landowners to improve water resources. Christine Hall, State Resource Conservationist and current Acting State Conservationist, will give an overview of USDA-NRCS programs and activities, with a focus on those that relate to water resources in NJ. She will provide examples of projects where USDA-NRCS has worked with partners and utilized NRCS programs to implement those projects so that NJAWRA members will be able to identify projects where NRCS could be a valuable partner.

BYOS (Bring Your Own Sandwich); NJ-AWRA will provide light refreshments & snacks.

Free for paid members of NJ-AWRA, $15.00 for non-members

Location: NRCS State Office, 220 Davidson Avenue, 4th Floor, Somerset NJ

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Webinar: Integrated decision support tool for life cycle assessment of grey and green infrastructure

October 25, 2017
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Hosted by the U.S. EPA

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Planning stormwater infrastructure is difficult because proposed projects often have multiple objectives, including managing hydrology and water quality, providing communities with co-benefits, and minimizing life cycle costs that account for operation and maintenance. Traditional grey infrastructure and more natural green infrastructure are two distinct pathways of meeting these diverse objectives. Grey infrastructure typically involves greater capital investments, while green infrastructure may have more annual costs per volume of water managed. Green infrastructure can also provide societal co-benefits, such as additional urban green spaces, and improved water and air quality and public wellness. This makes deciding between implementation of grey, green, or hybrid (combination of grey and green) approaches challenging.

This presentation will highlight National Priorities grantee work on the development of a planning-level, integrated decision support tool, i-DST, which contains modules that simulate continuous runoff and water quality, using historical climate data and under different climate scenarios. The developed i-DST will also use a multiple-criteria decision analysis to optimize stormwater infrastructure based on user-defined institutional barriers, and economic, environmental, and societal objectives. Central to the estimation of economic costs is the valuation of operation and maintenance costs. We will also overview synthesis of regional green infrastructure cost and performance parameters that allow for application of the tool across the different climatic regions of the United States.

Meadowlands Conference: Sandy, Five Years Later

October 26, 2017toOctober 27, 2017

It’s been five years since Super Storm Sandy slammed the East Coast. The financial, human and environmental costs were enormous. Scientists agree a warming planet will make such extreme weather a larger part of the future of New Jersey and coastal cities around the world. This uncertain future leads us to some important questions. How can we best deal with storm surges and coastal inundation? How do we build resiliency into our urban coastal communities and structures while protecting the natural environment? How should we reimagine regulations regarding land use and environmental protection? In Sandy’s aftermath, environmental scientists, social scientists, economists, private consultants and government officials worked to answer such questions, compiling massive amounts of data, writing papers, and holding hearings. This conference, organized by the Rutgers University Meadowlands Environment Research Institute in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, brings together a community of scholars, researchers, urban planners, and policy-makers to share ideas and findings around the environmental, social and design challenges facing East Coast estuaries and bays under more frequent extreme weather events.

Location: Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, Rutgers University, Lyndhurst Campus, 1 DeKorte Park Plz, Lyndhusrt NJ 07071

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Rally Across the Boards: A 5-Year Commemoration of Super Storm Sandy

October 29, 2017
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Join New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund in a commemoration of the lives, home, and businesses lost as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Attendees will hear brief comments from various elected officials and the major candidates for Governor, and line the Asbury Park boardwalk from end to end to demonstrate the urgent need of addressing climate change. The call to action will be captured by aerial photography as attendees hold hands across the boardwalk.

Location: Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park NJ

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Ecological Solutions for Coastal Community Hazards Workshop

October 30, 2017
9:00 amto3:00 pm

This workshop series is hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Barnegat Bay Partnership, and NJ Department of Environmental Protection and is designed for municipal officals, engineers, contractors, and anyone who is interested in or works on ecological projects, such as living shorelines or stormwater management. Come hear from experts in the region and learn about design, permitting, monitoring, and planning ecological projects! There is no cost to attend the workshops and lunch will be provided, but space is limited so register today! Attendance is not required at all three workshops, (each workshop will cover different topics), so please register for the workshop(s) you are interested in.

Workshop 1: Introduction to Ecological Solutions for Coastal Community Hazards Workshop

October 30, 2017 9:00am-3:00pm

ACUA, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ

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Jersey City Summit

October 31, 2017
7:30 amto4:30 pm

Come to the only real estate summit focused exclusively on Jersey City. In 2016, the summit attracted 700 professionals. Speakers include Steven Fulop, mayor of Jersey City, Philip McGovern, Jr., managing partner at Connell Foley, and many more.

Location: Spear Street Capital, 70 Hudson Street, Jersey City

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Managing and Monitoring Ecological Coastal Projects

October 31, 2017
9:30 amto4:00 pm

This workshop series is hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Barnegat Bay Partnership, and NJ Department of Environmental Protection and is designed for municipal officals, engineers, contractors, and anyone who is interested in or works on ecological projects, such as living shorelines or stormwater management. Come hear from experts in the region and learn about design, permitting, monitoring, and planning ecological projects! There is no cost to attend the workshops and lunch will be provided, but space is limited so register today! Attendance is not required at all three workshops, (each workshop will cover different topics), so please register for the workshop(s) you are interested in.

Workshop 2: Managing and Monitoring Ecological Projects: Is Your Project Meeting Its Goals?

October 31, 2017 9:30am-4:00pm

Atlantic County Library System, Brigantine Branch, 201 15th St S, Brigantine, NJ 08203

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