The president of the American Planning Association’s New Jersey chapter urges the Legislature to reconsider how it will address its proposed reform of the Meadowlands Commission.
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The proposed Meadowlands “cleanup” bill doesn’t go far enough to fix the flaws in the original legislation.
The new DEP permits for combined sewers should spark significant investment in revitalization in New Jersey’s urban communities.
New Jersey Future supports the state’s draft application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition and suggests ways it can be strengthened
New Jersey DEP has posted a draft of its application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and is inviting public comment. If successful, the state could get up to $1 billion for design and implementation of resiliency projects.
The NJDEP has approved the permits necessary to daylight and restore Trenton’s Assunpink Creek. New Jersey Future has been involved with the project.
Experts at a recent roundtable discussed the challenges New Jersey faces in adapting to a changing climate.
A process developed by New Jersey Future helps that municipalities quantify their financial vulnerability to flooding and sea-level rise will be featured at the American Planning Association’s national conference in April 2015.
A consortium of planning and environmental groups urged Gov. Christie to veto the so-called “Meadowlands bill.”
New Jersey policymakers applaud the White House executive order requiring all federal agencies that distribute project money to require consideration of sea-level rise in building standards.