A new report card on preparedness for climate change gives New Jersey a low grade for failing to put plans in place to mitigate future risks.
In this report, New Jersey Future and Smart Growth America analyzed per-capita road usage. The results show that places with the highest activity density have the lowest per-capita usage, suggesting per-capita road-maintenance costs can be reduced by even marginal increases in density.
New Jersey Future recently submitted comments on two Rebuild By Design resiliency projects, emphasizing the need to incorporate climate projections into planning, and to develop a robust public-engagement plan.
A new report examines successes and lessons learned from the groundbreaking local-recovery program piloted by New Jersey Future in six Sandy-affected towns.
The surgeon general’s call for more walking, and acknowledgement that not all communities are designed to foster walking, is a welcome recognition of the importance of smart-growth design.
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.
Two recent articles highlight the difficulties many New Jersey towns have in making themselves accommodating to older residents.
The draft Citizen Outreach Plan for the Hudson River Rebuild By Design project needs to be expanded in several ways if it is to serve all affected citizens well.
A report from a studio class at the Bloustein School examines Somerset County’s opportunities to attract Millennials.
A survey will assess the health impacts on Hoboken residents of repeated flooding. The results will be presented to the city to use in evaluating alternative solutions.