A look at how several cities have updated their zoning codes reveals some common approaches to using their land more flexibly and smartly.
Bayside flooding during winter storm Jonas highlights just how vulnerable New Jersey’s barrier islands are. ‘Soft defense’ measures seem to offer the most effective long-term approaches.
Two Somerset County municipalities are considering taking smart-growth initiatives to revitalize their local economies.
An invitation-only workshop hosted by the Consensus Building Institute focused on helping coastal communities talk openly about options for reducing their vulnerability to climate threats.
A new report analyzes the question of housing affordability for New Jersey’s older residents, and finds barriers in two types of communities.
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 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.