Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Cities and Towns

Forum Plenary: A Tale of Three Cities

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Three cities offer three approaches to urban downtown revitalization.

Forum Feature: Is Demolition Always the Best Option for Vacant Properties?

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Finding the most appropriate solution for a vacant property will almost always have multiple positive effects. Often the best solution is not demolition.

New County Population Estimates: Older Places Continue Their Revival

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The new Census estimates show a continuation of county population trends: Older, already-built places see growth, and exurban counties see population losses.

2014 Smart Growth Awards Announced

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Three housing developments; two downtown plans; a transformative open-space plan; an anchor of hope for its surrounding community; and a region-wide plan for smart economic growth are all winners of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Former State Planning Commission Chairman Joe Maraziti will receive the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

Draft 2014 New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Comment

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

For the first time, the state will accept public comment on its newly released draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments.

New York State Announces Major Investment in Post-Sandy Community Planning and Implementation

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

New York’s plan allocates significantly more funding than New Jersey’s to local planning in order to foster comprehensive risk analysis for recovery investments.

Report: Many Older New Jerseyans Don’t Live in Aging-Friendly Places

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

A new report identifies a significant mismatch in New Jersey between where large numbers of older residents live and which municipalities are most prepared, from a land-use perspective, to accommodate them.

Sprawl Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Hibernating

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The suburban places that used to lead the list of fastest-growing municipalities in New Jersey are still growing, just more slowly.

Real Estate Analyst Warns Suburban Land Use Regulations Driving People, Jobs Away

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

A leading real estate analyst warns that if municipalities are going to keep up with changing market demand, they will have to make some significant changes to their land use regulations.

Is Redevelopment the ‘New Normal?’

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

New population migration data show that, at least for the moment, New Jersey’s pattern of sprawl development has slowed significantly.

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