Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Cities and Towns

Jersey Water Works Co-Sponsors New One Water Awards Program

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The awards program, sponsored jointly with the Association of Environmental Authorities and the American Water Works Association-NJ Section, will recognize sustainable solutions to New Jersey’s water challenges.

Census Numbers Confirm Renewed Growth in Urban Areas

Friday, May 26th, 2017

New Census figures confirm that resurgent urban areas in New Jersey are leading the state’s growth.

Report: Changes in Affordable Housing Tax Credit Criteria Move More People to High-Opportunity Areas

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Analysis shows changes in how affordable-housing tax credits are allocated can move such housing away from areas of concentrated poverty and into areas with greater access to opportunity.

‘Re-Forum’ Will Tackle Updates to State’s Land-Use Law

Friday, May 5th, 2017

An upcoming “re-forum” will examine ways to update New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law in order to incorporate innovative planning techniques, streamline local review processes and avoid inconsistencies with other municipal, county and state planning documents.

New Office Market Report: Transit Service Is Key

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A new report details how office properties near transit are seeing higher rents and lower vacancy rates than their counterparts in non-transit locations, confirming that smart investment in transit assets is key to maintaining New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.

Forum Roundup: Reinforce Your Redevelopment Strategy With Good Data

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Good data about the market surrounding a redevelopment plan can help make sure the plan is substantial enough, and can convince community members to support it.

Forum Roundup: Making the Affordable Housing Numbers Work(able)

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

There are things municipalities can do to make fulfilling their affordable housing obligations workable, and an enhancement to the community.

Forum Roundup: Reimagining the Suburbs

Monday, March 27th, 2017

A two-part Redevelopment Forum breakout session examined ways that New Jersey’s suburbs can be enhanced or reimagined in order to create the type of compact, walkable places that are in demand.

Forum Feature: Federal Redevelopment Tools: Existential Threats, and a Few Opportunities

Monday, March 20th, 2017

While the new administration has threatened significant cuts to federal redevelopment tools, there is reason to hope that some important programs will remain.

Forum Roundtable: Getting to a Regional Approach to Coastal Resilience

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A roundtable at the Redevelopment Forum discussed the need for a regional approach to making the New Jersey coast more resilient to the effects of climate change, and what the possible obstacles would be.

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