Working for Smart Growth:
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Economic Development

New Jersey Lags Behind in Some Key Real Estate Trends

Friday, December 12th, 2014

New Jersey is well positioned to take advantage of some emerging real-estate trends outlined in a new report, but risks its competitiveness by lagging in others.

Opinion: We Can’t Afford the Price We Pay for Cheap Water

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The cost of our drinking water is too low to cover the cost of upgrading the pipes and systems that deliver it to us.

Economic Opportunity Act Retains Incentives’ Focus on Smart-Growth Locations

Friday, December 5th, 2014

An examination by New Jersey Future shows that the state’s new business incentive programs are largely effective at following state plan guidelines and directing job growth to smart-growth areas.

Downtown Revitalization Survey Shows Need for Towns To Be More Proactive

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The results of a survey of officials responsible for downtown revitalization in New Jersey show a need for greater proactivity, even as demographics provide an unprecedented opportunity.

Fourth Regional Plan Conference Themes: Revitalization, Technology, Affordability and Access

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The New Jersey Conference on the Fourth Regional Plan highlighted issues of affordability, transportation, technology, access to opportunity, and climate change.

John Heldrich, a Civic Visionary

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

New Jersey has lost a true civic and urban visionary, central to the revitalization of New Brunswick and a pioneer in business involvement in revitalization.

Survey Will Help Identify Downtown Revitalization Needs

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

A survey of municipal officials and executives in charge of downtown revitalization will help identify towns’ most urgent redevelopment needs.

Sept. 15 Community Meeting Will Focus on Reopening of Downtown Trenton’s Assunpink Creek

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Trenton are preparing to undertake a habitat restoration project that adds parkland and natural space.

Report: Prompt Action Is Needed for Best-Practices Upgrade of New Jersey’s Urban Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The report from a May convening stresses the need for prompt action on best-practices upgrades to New Jersey’s urban water systems.

Shared Investment in Urban Water Systems Will Lead to Clean Rivers, More Vibrant Communities

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Dodge Foundation’s Chris Daggett and Margaret Waldock discuss the importance of shared investments in upgrading New Jersey’s urban water infrastructure.

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