The second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities conference explores a variety of topics relevant to developing an integrated urban agenda for New Jersey.
Cities and Towns
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.
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.
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.
The communities of Byram, Hammonton and Newton have been selected as pilot towns for New Jersey Future’s Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.