Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Housing and Equity

Princeton Is First New Jersey Community To Earn WHO ‘Age-Friendly’ Designation

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Princeton has earned the World Health Organization’s age-friendly communities designation, the first municipality in New Jersey to receive the honor.

Remembering John Sheridan

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A tribute to former New Jersey Future trustee John Sheridan.

New Jersey Future To Honor Trustee Henry A. Coleman

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A cocktail reception Oct. 30 will honor longtime New Jersey Future trustee Henry A. Coleman for his many contributions to various organizations and to the state of New Jersey.

New Draft COAH Rules Ignore Potential of Redevelopment

Friday, July 25th, 2014

COAH’s recently published draft rules, which spell out municipal affordable-housing obligations, ignore the potential to develop housing on already-built sites.

Communities Need To Understand, Plan Effectively for Climate Risks

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Executive Director Peter Kasabach made his debut April 2 on Al Jazeera America, joining a panel on Ray Suarez’s show Inside Story to talk about the importance of understanding the risks posed by a changing climate, and giving communities the leadership and resources they need to plan accordingly.

2014 Smart Growth Awards Announced

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Three housing developments; two downtown plans; a transformative open-space plan; an anchor of hope for its surrounding community; and a region-wide plan for smart economic growth are all winners of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Former State Planning Commission Chairman Joe Maraziti will receive the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

Advocates Call for Valid Risk Assessment, Mitigation Planning in State’s Draft Post-Sandy Action Plan

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

New Jersey Future calls for more emphasis on planning, transparency and risk assessment in the new Sandy Action Plan, saying to do less wastes taxpayer funds.

‘Shored Up’: An Important Primer on Complex Coastal Development Issues

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

A new documentary explores the complex issues surrounding development along our increasingly vulnerable coastlines.

Report: Many Older New Jerseyans Don’t Live in Aging-Friendly Places

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

A new report identifies a significant mismatch in New Jersey between where large numbers of older residents live and which municipalities are most prepared, from a land-use perspective, to accommodate them.

Real Estate Analyst Warns Suburban Land Use Regulations Driving People, Jobs Away

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

A leading real estate analyst warns that if municipalities are going to keep up with changing market demand, they will have to make some significant changes to their land use regulations.

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