Working for Smart Growth:
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Joint Environment Committee Dives in on Climate Change, Coastal Resilience

Monday, August 14th, 2017

A joint legislative committee hearing on the effects of climate change on New Jersey heard testimony about the importance of coastal resilience planning and shifting to clean energy.

McKinsey’s Smart Economic Vision for New Jersey

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A new report from McKinsey & Company on ways to accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth includes many smart-growth recommendations that New Jersey Future’s gubernatorial platform also addresses.

Recommendations for the Next Governor

Friday, March 10th, 2017

New Jersey Future’s 2017 gubernatorial platform recommends targeted smart-growth investments and strategies to help accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth.

New Jersey Future Hosts National Gathering

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

New Jersey Future hosted the annual gathering of state and regional smart-growth organizations in downtown Newark.

What Can 23 Cents Buy?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The 23-cent gas tax increase is a good start toward sustainable transportation funding, but it will only benefit the state if we can allocate it to the right things.

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.

New Jersey Gets a D+ on New Climate Preparedness Report Card

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

A new report card on preparedness for climate change gives New Jersey a low grade for failing to put plans in place to mitigate future risks.

Meadowlands ‘Cleanup Bill’ Needs Cleaning Up

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The proposed Meadowlands “cleanup” bill doesn’t go far enough to fix the flaws in the original legislation.

COAH Decision Will Allow New Jersey To Move Forward With Fair Housing Process

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The decision allows access to courts for affordable-housing challenges, re-opening the door to sound planning, production of housing for people of all incomes.

Experts Detail Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Experts at a recent roundtable discussed the challenges New Jersey faces in adapting to a changing climate.

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