Working for Smart Growth:
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Redevelopment

Sept. 15 Community Meeting Will Focus on Reopening of Downtown Trenton’s Assunpink Creek

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Trenton are preparing to undertake a habitat restoration project that adds parkland and natural space.

Report: Prompt Action Is Needed for Best-Practices Upgrade of New Jersey’s Urban Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The report from a May convening stresses the need for prompt action on best-practices upgrades to New Jersey’s urban water systems.

Creating a Voice for the Voiceless in a Changing Urban Climate

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

In this next installment from Inspiring Solutions, environmental justice organizer Kim Gaddy explains how green infrastructure can improve the long-term health of New Jersey’s cities and their residents.

Survey Will Help Sandy-Affected Towns Address Future Flood Risks

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A survey will help Sandy-damaged towns determine their residents’ readiness to address flood risks.

Shared Investment in Urban Water Systems Will Lead to Clean Rivers, More Vibrant Communities

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Dodge Foundation’s Chris Daggett and Margaret Waldock discuss the importance of shared investments in upgrading New Jersey’s urban water infrastructure.

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.

Bell Labs Redevelopment a Sign of the Future

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Bell Labs facility in Holmdel, N.J., is a harbinger of a possible future for the state’s aging suburban office facilities.

Hopewell Becomes First Municipality in New Jersey To Adopt Complete Streets Ordinance

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hopewell became the 103th municipality to adopt such a policy and the first municipality to do so via a Complete Streets ordinance.

Big Fixes for Water Infrastructure Will Mean Bigger Bills for Customers

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Water woes and next steps — including special programs for low-income ratepayers — were the subject of a recent NJ Spotlight conference.

Innovation Districts: New Jersey Has the Right Ingredients

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

A Brookings Institution report and event, including live webcast, on the rise of innovation districts highlight their potential as economic-development tools. Such districts can serve as models for New Jersey at it seeks to attract economic growth.

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