Working for Smart Growth:
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Forum Feature: Does Green Infrastructure Create Real Estate Value?

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The use of green-infrastructure elements can add real estate value through both higher revenues and lower costs, but they must be incorporated early in the design process.

HUD Releases Notice for Second Round of Sandy Disaster Recovery Funding

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The new HUD Sandy funding notice focuses on infrastructure and requires forward-looking risk assessments, including considerations of climate change.

Key Issues: Silence on the Environment

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

This is the second in a series of articles from our friends at NJ Spotlight laying out the critical policy challenges that the next governor and Legislature will face, as well as their positions on these issues.

Four Key Issues for New Jersey’s Future

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Unless we focus on difficult, long-term issues, we risk making New Jersey less competitive and hindering our future growth and prosperity.

New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure: The Biggest Risk Is Doing Nothing

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Experts at a symposium detail how New Jersey’s water infrastructure is antiquated and disintegrating, and assert that continued inaction will only raise the cost of fixing it and lower the state’s economic competitiveness.

Slow Growth, Old Infrastructure Mean a Need for Innovation and Reinvestment

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The revitalization of New Jersey’s cities and centers mean that investments in infrastructure will need to focus on reinvestment and innovation for sustainability.

Frank Lautenberg, Champion of Smart Growth

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

We mourn the passing of a true champion of smart growth in the Garden State.

Regional Planning in the Pinelands: Well-Directed Growth, but What Effect on Natural Resources?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

The Pinelands Protection Act appears to have been effective at steering growth within its jurisdiction, but we must remain vigilant to ensure that the area’s overall growth doesn’t degrade critical natural resources.

Getting New Jersey Ready To Welcome Green Infrastructure

Monday, March 11th, 2013

A new report looks at the regulatory and legislative barriers to widespread adoption of green infrastructure for stormwater management in New Jersey.

Forum Roundup: The Shaky State of Our Infrastructure

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The billions needed to upgrade New Jersey’s infrastructure will climb even higher in wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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