Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Planning and Governance

Plan Released for Third Round of Federal Sandy Funds

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The plan directs the third round of federal Sandy relief funds toward housing needs and for implementation of two of the winning Rebuild By Design resiliency projects.

New Jersey Lags Behind in Some Key Real Estate Trends

Friday, December 12th, 2014

New Jersey is well positioned to take advantage of some emerging real-estate trends outlined in a new report, but risks its competitiveness by lagging in others.

Opinion: We Can’t Afford the Price We Pay for Cheap Water

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The cost of our drinking water is too low to cover the cost of upgrading the pipes and systems that deliver it to us.

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.

How Can We Discuss Climate Change Constructively?

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

In a recent lecture, author George Marshall discusses why it’s so hard for us to grapple with climate change, and offers some suggestions for ways to discuss the topic more constructively.

Downtown Revitalization Survey Shows Need for Towns To Be More Proactive

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The results of a survey of officials responsible for downtown revitalization in New Jersey show a need for greater proactivity, even as demographics provide an unprecedented opportunity.

Fourth Regional Plan Conference Themes: Revitalization, Technology, Affordability and Access

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The New Jersey Conference on the Fourth Regional Plan highlighted issues of affordability, transportation, technology, access to opportunity, and climate change.

Thought Leaders To Gather at Regional Conference

Monday, November 10th, 2014

A regional conference Nov. 14 will explore the next generation of big ideas to be included in Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan.

Lincoln Institute Symposium: Collaboration, Regional Focus Are Keys to Successful Resilience

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

At the Lincoln Institute symposium, panelists stressed that innovative resiliency solutions need collaboration and a regional focus.

John Heldrich, a Civic Visionary

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

New Jersey has lost a true civic and urban visionary, central to the revitalization of New Brunswick and a pioneer in business involvement in revitalization.

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