Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Housing and Equity

Forum Roundup: Finding the Opportunities in Affordable Housing

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Speakers at the Redevelopment Forum session on affordable housing all stressed the opportunities inherent in creating more affordable housing, and that towns should be proactive so they get the kind of housing that helps them meet other objectives.

Happy Birthday, New Jersey State Plan!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The New Jersey State Redevelopment and Development Plan just turned 15. It’s working, but it needs to work better.

New Zoning Codes: More Housing Options, More Mixed Use, Less Parking

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A look at how several cities have updated their zoning codes reveals some common approaches to using their land more flexibly and smartly.

Flint’s Wake-Up Call for New Jersey — and the Nation

Friday, February 5th, 2016

The water crisis in Flint should serve as a wake-up call in New Jersey and across the nation that we have neglected our water infrastructure for too long.

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.

Can New Jersey’s Older Residents Afford Their Housing?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A new report analyzes the question of housing affordability for New Jersey’s older residents, and finds barriers in two types of communities.

Are Towns in a Better Position to Make Long-Term Resiliency Decisions?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

A new report examines lessons learned from the groundbreaking local-recovery program piloted by New Jersey Future in six Sandy-affected towns.

Research Reveals Recession’s Leveling Effect on Residential Development

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

New research shows that housing growth in New Jersey’s older-built-out places weathered the recession better than their greenfield counterparts.

Post-Recession, Housing Growth and Value in Distressed Municipalities Keep Pace With Non-Distressed

Monday, October 5th, 2015

An analysis of growth in residential certificates of occupancy and changes in home values suggests that distressed municipalities have fared at least as well as their non-distressed counterparts since the Great Recession.

Housing and Community Development Network Honors New Jersey Future With Community Partner Award

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey is honoring New Jersey Future with its Exceptional Community Partner Award.

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