Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Environment and Agriculture

Forum Roundup: Green Bonds: Financing our Future

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A special roundtable discussion at Redevelopment Forum 2016 focused on the opportunities green bonds present to fund resiliency efforts and water-infrastructure upgrades in New Jersey.

Leaders From 34 Municipalities Learn About Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

New Jersey Future recently hosted two workshops for municipal leaders in the Highlands and Pinelands, to introduce them to the benefits and opportunities presented by green infrastructure.

Infrastructure Matters

Monday, May 16th, 2016

National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.

Fifteen Years of Smart Growth Success

Friday, May 13th, 2016

On their 15th anniversary, a salute to the multi-year winners and supporters of New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Awards.

Chuck Marohn on the Value of Roads, Streets, and People

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

At a recent presentation in New Jersey, Strong Towns’ Chuck Marohn talked about how people, rather than cars, create community wealth, and how we benefit from prioritizing people in our planning.

Jersey Water Works Releases 2016 Workplan

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The cross-sector collaborative will focus on optimizing current water system operations and engaging affected communities in water-infrastructure investment decisions.

Forum Roundup: The Triple-Bottom-Line Beauty of Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Forum panelists discuss how green infrastructure offers social and economic benefits as well as the benefits of managing stormwater before it enters a community’s drainage system.

Case Study: How Bioswales Are Helping To Clean Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The bioswales along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, N.Y., are helping to clean stormwater runoff and prevent it from entering the canal, and have become much-appreciated local amenities.

The Greatest Danger Facing New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure: The Unknown

Monday, April 4th, 2016

At a recent NJ Spotlight roundtable, water experts acknowledged we have only a vague idea of the state of our aging water systems, and of true cost of upgrading them.

Public-Interest Organizations Urge Commitment of Disaster Competition Award Funds to Regional Planning

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A group of public-interest organizations sent a joint letter to Gov. Christie urging him to commit National Disaster Resilience Competition award funds to regional resiliency planning initiatives.

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