Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Economic Development

NJ Spotlight on Cities Looks Toward an Urban Agenda for New Jersey

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities conference explores a variety of topics relevant to developing an integrated urban agenda for New Jersey.

School District Regionalization: The Land-Use Connection

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The fragmented nature of New Jersey’s school districts, and the way they are funded, give rise to unintended negative land-use consequences. Regionalization of school districts could mitigate that.

Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting: Collaboration Is the Key

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The emphasis at the Jersey Water Works membership meeting was on collaboration to accomplish the work, and on treating water wholistically as a resource, in all its forms.

Infrastructure Matters

Monday, May 16th, 2016

National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.

Design Competition Aims To Accelerate Water Infrastructure Innovation

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The Build it Green (BIG) Competition will provide technical assistance and engineering support services to selected New Jersey cities and utilities to design innovative, financeable projects that reduce combined sewer outflows (CSOs) while also making neighborhoods and downtowns better places to live, work and invest.

New Jersey Future Trustee Inducted Into Business Hall of Fame

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Caren Franzini, a New Jersey Future trustee and the former chief executive officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, has been inducted into the NJBIZ Business Hall of Fame.

Smart Growth in the Somerset Hills

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Two Somerset County municipalities are considering taking smart-growth initiatives to revitalize their local economies.

Conference Pinpoints Water as Defining Issue for Next Generation

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The inaugural New Jersey Urban Water Conference outlined the challenges and opportunities in upgrading New Jersey’s inadequate urban water infrastructure. The new collaborative Jersey Water Works was officially introduced.

Introducing Jersey Water Works!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Stakeholders from a variety of sectors have come together to form a new collaborative focused on transforming the inadequate water infrastructure in New Jersey’s cities and towns.

New Jersey Future Celebrates George Pruitt

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

At a New Jersey Future reception, elected officials, friends and supporters came together on Oct. 29 to honor Dr. George Pruitt of Thomas Edison State College.

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