Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Community Design

Surgeon General’s #StepItUp Campaign Highlights Land-Use Challenges to Regular Walking

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

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.

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.

Outreach Plan for Hoboken Rebuild By Design Project Needs Improvement

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

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.

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.

Survey Will Gather Input on Health Effects of Flooding in Hoboken

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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.

Incorporating Green Infrastructure: The Time Is Now

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Strategies from a session at the American Planning Association conference on zoning for green infrastructure.

Planning Our Coastal Future: Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton get their first look at New Jersey Future’s analysis of vulnerability to future flooding from sea-level rise.

Raising Awareness of our Urban Water Infrastructure on #UndertheEarthDay

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

New Jersey Future’s Urban Water Solutions initiative takes to social media for #UndertheEarthDay to highlight the state of our water and pipes.

New Meadowlands Project Under Way

Monday, April 13th, 2015

The first of the two New Jersey-based Rebuild By Design projects is under way, and includes enhanced public outreach measures.

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