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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.

Happy Birthday, New Jersey State Plan!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The New Jersey State Redevelopment and Development Plan just turned 15. It’s working, but it needs to work better.

League of Municipalities Executive Director To Retire

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

New Jersey Future salutes the New Jersey State League of Municipalities’ executive director, Bill Dressel, who is retiring after 41 years with the organization.

Opinion: Bill To Reform Meadowlands Commission an Ill-Planned Clean-Up Attempt

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

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.

New Jersey Future, Other Groups Urge Veto of ‘Meadowlands Bill’

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

A consortium of planning and environmental groups urged Gov. Christie to veto the so-called “Meadowlands bill.”

Economic Opportunity Act Retains Incentives’ Focus on Smart-Growth Locations

Friday, December 5th, 2014

An examination by New Jersey Future shows that the state’s new business incentive programs are largely effective at following state plan guidelines and directing job growth to smart-growth areas.

New Report Highlights Opportunities To Protect Pinelands Water Resources

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A new report highlights the current and future pressures that development in the Pinelands growth areas is putting on water resources, and offers recommendations to minimize its negative effects.

Placing Economic Value on Natural Systems

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This year’s Sustainable Raritan River Conference focused on the economic value of natural systems.

New Jersey Future Offers Grants To Foster Noncontiguous Clustering

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

New Jersey Future is offering a competitive grant to encourage municipalities to develop noncontiguous-clustering ordinances.

New Jersey Future Offers Webinar Series, Grant Program for Noncontiguous Cluster Development

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

New Jersey Future is offering two new webinars and a grant to encourage municipalities to take advantage of updated non-contiguous cluster development tools.

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