Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Cities and Towns

Entering a New Era of New Jersey Urban Water Quality

Friday, August 14th, 2015

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.

Transportation, Housing Improvements Needed To Make New Jersey Towns More Aging-Friendly

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Two recent articles highlight the difficulties many New Jersey towns have in making themselves accommodating to older residents.

Can Somerset County Attract Millennials?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A report from a studio class at the Bloustein School examines Somerset County’s opportunities to attract Millennials.

State Planning Commission Set To Extend Center Designations; Leaves Coastal Towns at Risk

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The State Planning Commission is set to extend center designations another three years, even though this action invites coastal towns to put new development in locations vulnerable to flooding and sea-level rise.

Two New Transit Villages Named, Including Second Bus-Centered Designation

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The state’s 29th and 30th Transit Villages have been designated, including the second one anchored by a bus terminal.

New Study Shines a Light on Mixed-Income Housing Around New Jersey’s Transit Stations

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A new analysis of income distribution in the neighborhoods around New Jersey’s transit stations shows that the benefits of access to transit are not always available across all income groups.

New Report Highlights National Trend: Corporations Are Investing Downtown

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A new report highlights corporations that have focused on downtown for relocation or expansion, and offers strategies for urban areas that want to attract corporate investment.

Millennials, ‘Alternative’ Economy Shape Downtown Redevelopment Trends

Monday, June 15th, 2015

At Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference, the focus was on the way Millennials and alternative economies are transforming traditional downtowns.

League of Municipalities Executive Director To Retire

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

New Jersey Future salutes the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ executive director, Bill Dressel, who is retiring after 41 years with the organization.

Forum Plenary: Impact Investing and Systems Thinking

Friday, April 10th, 2015

A look at how new approaches to investing are reshaping New Jersey’s cities both above and below ground.

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