Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Planning and Governance

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.

New Reports Assess State’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Two new reports from the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance at Rutgers University detail New Jersey’s vulnerability to projected sea-level rise.

Population Trends at the Jersey Shore, Part 2: The Sandy Effect

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A preliminary look at how Hurricane Sandy affected population trends along the Jersey Shore, and at some of the important questions these trends raise. Part 2 of 2.

Documentary Featuring Sea Bright, New Jersey Future Is Ocean Film Festival Finalist

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

A documentary about Sea Bright, N.J.’s struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy and featuring New Jersey Future’s local recovery planning staff has been named a finalist in the international Blue Ocean Film Festival.

Population Trends at the Jersey Shore, Part 1: Long-Term

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Population loss at the Jersey Shore did not start with Hurricane Sandy. A look at the Census data shows some more specific long-term trends. Part 1 of 2.

New Jersey Recovery Fund Shares Post-Sandy Resiliency Lessons With Chinese Delegation

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

A group of emergency managers from a Chinese province visited New Jersey to learn how the state’s philanthropic community worked to strengthen communities after Hurricane Sandy.

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.

NJ Spotlight on Cities Looks Toward an Urban Agenda for New Jersey

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities conference explores a variety of topics relevant to developing an integrated urban agenda for New Jersey.

Explainer: How to Think About New Jersey’s Population (and Income) Growth

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

When we examine population and income migration into and out of New Jersey, it’s important to include all the factors that comprise it. The good news: Both are growing.

School District Regionalization: The Land-Use Connection

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The fragmented nature of New Jersey’s school districts, and the way they are funded, give rise to unintended negative land-use consequences. Regionalization of school districts could mitigate that.

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