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Development and Redevelopment

NJ Spotlight on Cities Looks Toward an Urban Agenda for New Jersey

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities conference explores a variety of topics relevant to developing an integrated urban agenda for New Jersey.

School District Regionalization: The Land-Use Connection

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The fragmented nature of New Jersey’s school districts, and the way they are funded, give rise to unintended negative land-use consequences. Regionalization of school districts could mitigate that.

Lead Found in School Drinking Water Across New Jersey

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Reports show that lead has been found in at least one drinking water outlet in 137 public schools in New Jersey. Our interactive map shows where, and how many.

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.

Three Communities Step Up To Mainstream Green Infrastructure

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

The communities of Byram, Hammonton and Newton have been selected as pilot towns for New Jersey Future’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure project.

Design Professionals Walk Away With Practical Green Infrastructure Insights

Friday, June 24th, 2016

In its second series of workshops, New Jersey Future brought together design professionals working in the Highlands and Pinelands regions to expand their understanding of green infrastructure.

Three New Jersey Cities Selected To Accelerate Water Infrastructure Innovation

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Gloucester City, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy will receive technical assistance and engineering support services to design innovative, financeable projects that reduce combined sewer outflows (CSOs) while also making neighborhoods and downtowns better places to live, work, and invest.

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.

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.

Forum Roundup: Green Bonds: Financing our Future

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A special roundtable discussion at Redevelopment Forum 2016 focused on the opportunities green bonds present to fund resiliency efforts and water-infrastructure upgrades in New Jersey.

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