Working for Smart Growth:
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Community Design

Bayonne Water Guardians, Kearny AWAKE and Harrison TIDE Champion Green Initiatives

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

New Jersey Future has been working with Municipal Action Teams in three cities to educate residents on environmental issues and to help implement green infrastructure practices that will reduce combined-sewer overflows by keeping stormwater out of sewer systems.

Making New Jersey’s Communities More Aging-Friendly

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Speakers at a New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum session on making the state’s communities more aging-friendly highlighted the need for a greater range of housing options, and more places where all the amenities older residents need are within easy, walkable reach.

Workshop Highlights the Benefits of Green Infrastructure to Developers

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

A workshop in Bayonne, organized by New Jersey Future, educated local developers on why green infrastructure should be an integral part of their plans.

New Report Outlines Coastal Resilience Strategies

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A new report, prepared by New Jersey Future as part of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Communities project, details strategies and tools coastal municipalities that want to reduce their vulnerability to future sea-level rise can use, and it outlines steps the state can take to support and coordinate local efforts.

How the Fourth Regional Plan Could Affect New Jersey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan was unveiled Nov. 30. Many of its recommendations support New Jersey Future’s Gubernatorial Blueprint, and carry implications for how New Jersey will grow in the future as part of the tri-state metropolitan area.

A Rain Garden Grows in Harrison

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Rain gardens planted at the public library in Harrison can absorb approximately 2,800 gallons of water per storm and as much as 38,000 gallons per year based on average rainfall.

What New Jersey Can Learn From Washington, D.C., About Transportation Improvements

Friday, November 17th, 2017

An analysis of the transportation challenges the Washington, D.C., region faces has important lessons for New Jersey about the transportation-land use connection.

Rain Garden Partnership in Newton Brings Learning Opportunity, Better Water Quality

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

A new rain garden in Newton, developed through a three-way partnership, provides improved water quality and offers an example of effective use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater.

New Report Shows New Jersey Is Still on the ‘Long Road Home’ After Sandy

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

A new report details results of a survey of the long-term effects of Hurricane Sandy, and highlights steps to mitigate the effects of future such disasters.

Symposium Addresses Dangers of Inaction on Climate Change

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A range of speakers at New Jersey Future’s Shore of the Future event highlighted the need for broad-scale responses to the threat of climate change, and the costs of inaction.

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