Working for Smart Growth:
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Redevelopment

Bayonne Water Guardians, Kearny AWAKE and Harrison TIDE Champion Green Initiatives

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

New Jersey Future has been working with Municipal Action Teams in three cities to educate residents on environmental issues and to help implement green infrastructure practices that will reduce combined-sewer overflows by keeping stormwater out of sewer systems.

Opportunity Zones Take Another Step Forward

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

New Jersey’s proposal to designate 169 Census tracts as Opportunity Zones has been approved. Analysis shows they represent the kinds of places where the state would like to direct growth, and where targeted investment can catalyze economic revitalization.

How Do We Pay for New Jersey’s Aging Stormwater Infrastructure?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

A session at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum examined how stormwater utilities work in other states, what their benefits are, why New Jersey may want to consider authorizing them, and where the state is in that process.

A Competition Over Placemaking

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Speakers at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum plenary session discussed how to capitalize on national trends affecting redevelopment, and things New Jersey can do to foster revitalization of communities of all sizes. The key, they all said, is placemaking.

Maximizing the Impact of Public-Private Partnerships

Friday, March 30th, 2018

A panel at New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum focused on two key things that can make or break public-private partnerships: making sure goals and incentives are aligned among all parties, and making sure the community and its local government has the lead role.

Making New Jersey’s Communities More Aging-Friendly

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Speakers at a New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum session on making the state’s communities more aging-friendly highlighted the need for a greater range of housing options, and more places where all the amenities older residents need are within easy, walkable reach.

Trends in Redevelopment Finance: Complexity and Change

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

At New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum, expert in redevelopment finance discussed opportunities presented by a variety of new and existing financing tools, and emphasized that changes in Washington and Trenton are likely to bring more complexity to the field.

County Population Estimates: Return to the Urban Core Continues

Monday, March 26th, 2018

New estimates from the Census Bureau confirm the state’s population shift back to older, more built-out places. Nine counties lost population, and one hit a growth milestone.

Millennials: What Do They Want?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Millennial Town Hall at the Redevelopment Forum looked at some of the key issues keeping Millennials from starting their careers in New Jersey, including access to transportation options besides cars, and to housing they can afford.

The New Leadership Is Local

Friday, March 16th, 2018

At New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum, keynote speaker Bruce Katz outlined a new framework for governance and economic growth in the 21st century, focused on local and metropolitan cross-sector collaborations.

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