Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Economic Development

New Report Highlights National Trend: Corporations Are Investing Downtown

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A new report highlights corporations that have focused on downtown for relocation or expansion, and offers strategies for urban areas that want to attract corporate investment.

Millennials, ‘Alternative’ Economy Shape Downtown Redevelopment Trends

Monday, June 15th, 2015

At Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference, the focus was on the way Millennials and alternative economies are transforming traditional downtowns.

NJ Transit Fare Increase: An Unfair Approach to Transportation Funding

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Raising NJ Transit fares without increasing the gas tax is unfair to transit riders and exempts drivers from paying their fair share of transportation system costs.

Opinion: Bill To Reform Meadowlands Commission an Ill-Planned Clean-Up Attempt

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The president of the American Planning Association’s New Jersey chapter urges the Legislature to reconsider how it will address its proposed reform of the Meadowlands Commission.

Forum Keynote: Opportunities (and Challenges) for Great Change

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Redevelopment Forum keynote speaker Lynn Richards from Congress for the New Urbanism argued that this is the moment for great change in how we grow and develop.

New Jersey Future, Other Groups Urge Veto of ‘Meadowlands Bill’

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

A consortium of planning and environmental groups urged Gov. Christie to veto the so-called “Meadowlands bill.”

Workshop Attendees Learn Innovative Approaches to Addressing Combined-Sewer Overflows

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

A one-day workshop co-hosted by New Jersey Future provided information to New Jersey cities on innovative ways to address their combined-sewer overflow problems.

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.

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