Working for Smart Growth:
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Cities and Towns

Survey Will Help Identify Downtown Revitalization Needs

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

A survey of municipal officials and executives in charge of downtown revitalization will help identify towns’ most urgent redevelopment needs.

Stormwater Utilities: A Tool for Managing Rainwater Runoff

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

A new report examines the need for stormwater utilities, how they are structured in other states, and how New Jersey communities could take advantage of them.

Sept. 15 Community Meeting Will Focus on Reopening of Downtown Trenton’s Assunpink Creek

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Trenton are preparing to undertake a habitat restoration project that adds parkland and natural space.

Report: Prompt Action Is Needed for Best-Practices Upgrade of New Jersey’s Urban Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The report from a May convening stresses the need for prompt action on best-practices upgrades to New Jersey’s urban water systems.

Creating a Voice for the Voiceless in a Changing Urban Climate

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

In this next installment from Inspiring Solutions, environmental justice organizer Kim Gaddy explains how green infrastructure can improve the long-term health of New Jersey’s cities and their residents.

Shared Investment in Urban Water Systems Will Lead to Clean Rivers, More Vibrant Communities

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Dodge Foundation’s Chris Daggett and Margaret Waldock discuss the importance of shared investments in upgrading New Jersey’s urban water infrastructure.

Hopewell Becomes First Municipality in New Jersey To Adopt Complete Streets Ordinance

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hopewell became the 103th municipality to adopt such a policy and the first municipality to do so via a Complete Streets ordinance.

Hoboken’s Newest Green Infrastructure Project Takes a Step Forward

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will fund the engineering designs needed to transform a one-acre parking lot into a community park that can manage significant stormwater on-site.

Big Fixes for Water Infrastructure Will Mean Bigger Bills for Customers

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Water woes and next steps — including special programs for low-income ratepayers — were the subject of a recent NJ Spotlight conference.

Experts Agree on Action Agenda To Address State’s Water Infrastructure Problems

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Faced with a deadline, attendees at Jersey City meeting agreed on an “Agenda for Change” to catalyze the transformation of New Jersey’s urban water systems.

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