Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Environment and Agriculture

Surgeon General’s #StepItUp Campaign Highlights Land-Use Challenges to Regular Walking

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The surgeon general’s call for more walking, and acknowledgement that not all communities are designed to foster walking, is a welcome recognition of the importance of smart-growth design.

Entering a New Era of New Jersey Urban Water Quality

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, one of 25 cities and utilities to receive DEP permits that require controlling sewage overflows, is the first to to indicate it will go above minimum requirements.

Outreach Plan for Hoboken Rebuild By Design Project Needs Improvement

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

The draft Citizen Outreach Plan for the Hudson River Rebuild By Design project needs to be expanded in several ways if it is to serve all affected citizens well.

Can Somerset County Attract Millennials?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A report from a studio class at the Bloustein School examines Somerset County’s opportunities to attract Millennials.

State Planning Commission Set To Extend Center Designations; Leaves Coastal Towns at Risk

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The State Planning Commission is set to extend center designations another three years, even though this action invites coastal towns to put new development in locations vulnerable to flooding and sea-level rise.

Making Our Coastline Both Resilient and Prosperous

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

At a recent seminar, experts outlined ways that coastal areas can grow and prosper while enhancing their resilience to future climate threats.

Survey Will Gather Input on Health Effects of Flooding in Hoboken

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

A survey will assess the health impacts on Hoboken residents of repeated flooding. The results will be presented to the city to use in evaluating alternative solutions.

New Jersey Moves to Final Round in National Disaster Resiliency Competition

Monday, June 29th, 2015

New Jersey has reached the final round of the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and has been invited to move forward to the second and final phase.

NJ Transit Fare Increase: An Unfair Approach to Transportation Funding

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Raising NJ Transit fares without increasing the gas tax is unfair to transit riders and exempts drivers from paying their fair share of transportation system costs.

Incorporating Green Infrastructure: The Time Is Now

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Strategies from a session at the American Planning Association conference on zoning for green infrastructure.

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