Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Planning and Governance

Three New Jersey Cities Selected To Accelerate Water Infrastructure Innovation

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Gloucester City, Jersey City, and Perth Amboy will receive technical assistance and engineering support services to design innovative, financeable projects that reduce combined sewer outflows (CSOs) while also making neighborhoods and downtowns better places to live, work, and invest.

Smart Growth Award-Winner Wesmont Station Opens

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Ten years after winning a Smart Growth Award, and long after its associated residential development was completed, NJ Transit’s new Wesmont Station has finally opened.

Built-Out Places Account for Majority of State’s Population Growth Since 2008

Friday, May 20th, 2016

New Census municipal data show that redevelopment continues to accelerate as a way to accommodate New Jersey’s population growth, and population losses continue to spread in the state’s exurban and rural areas.

Forum Roundup: Green Bonds: Financing our Future

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A special roundtable discussion at Redevelopment Forum 2016 focused on the opportunities green bonds present to fund resiliency efforts and water-infrastructure upgrades in New Jersey.

Leaders From 34 Municipalities Learn About Green Infrastructure

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

New Jersey Future recently hosted two workshops for municipal leaders in the Highlands and Pinelands, to introduce them to the benefits and opportunities presented by green infrastructure.

Infrastructure Matters

Monday, May 16th, 2016

National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.

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.

Chuck Marohn on the Value of Roads, Streets, and People

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

At a recent presentation in New Jersey, Strong Towns’ Chuck Marohn talked about how people, rather than cars, create community wealth, and how we benefit from prioritizing people in our planning.

Demand for Transit Neighborhoods on the Rise

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Since the Great Recession, the growth rate in New Jersey’s transit-oriented areas has outstripped the growth rate in exurban areas and in the state overall, according to an analysis of new Census data.

Forum Feature: We Need To Do Transportation Planning for People, Not Cars. And We Need To Do It Fast.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Urban innovator, author and transportation expert Gabe Klein urged attendees at the Redevelopment Forum to re-think how they plan for people to move — and to stay in one place.

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