A new report card on preparedness for climate change gives New Jersey a low grade for failing to put plans in place to mitigate future risks.
Cities and Towns
In this report, New Jersey Future and Smart Growth America analyzed per-capita road usage. The results show that places with the highest activity density have the lowest per-capita usage, suggesting per-capita road-maintenance costs can be reduced by even marginal increases in density.
At a New Jersey Future reception, elected officials, friends and supporters came together on Oct. 29 to honor Dr. George Pruitt of Thomas Edison State College.
In a panel discussion at a conference on New Jersey’s cities, three developers explore what makes urban redevelopment successful.
Trenton mayor announces a new collaborative economic-development entity that will help to spark downtown redevelopment in the city.
New research shows that housing growth in New Jersey’s older-built-out places weathered the recession better than their greenfield counterparts.
An analysis of growth in residential certificates of occupancy and changes in home values suggests that distressed municipalities have fared at least as well as their non-distressed counterparts since the Great Recession.
The surgeon general’s call for more walking, and acknowledgement that not all communities are designed to foster walking, is a welcome recognition of the importance of smart-growth design.
The long-time president of Thomas Edison State College will be recognized for his commitment to higher education and to New Jersey’s capital city.
The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, one of 25 cities and utilities to receive DEP permits that require controlling sewage overflows, is the first to to indicate it will go above minimum requirements.