Working for Smart Growth:
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Planning and Governance

New Office Market Report: Transit Service Is Key

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A new report details how office properties near transit are seeing higher rents and lower vacancy rates than their counterparts in non-transit locations, confirming that smart investment in transit assets is key to maintaining New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.

What is the Value of Green Infrastructure? New Tools and Events Drill Down

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

A new guide for developers and a related series of events are putting a spotlight on the benefits of incorporating green stormwater infrastructure into development projects.

Forum Roundup: Reinforce Your Redevelopment Strategy With Good Data

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Good data about the market surrounding a redevelopment plan can help make sure the plan is substantial enough, and can convince community members to support it.

Forum Roundup: Making the Affordable Housing Numbers Work(able)

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

There are things municipalities can do to make fulfilling their affordable housing obligations workable, and an enhancement to the community.

Forum Roundup: Reimagining the Suburbs

Monday, March 27th, 2017

A two-part Redevelopment Forum breakout session examined ways that New Jersey’s suburbs can be enhanced or reimagined in order to create the type of compact, walkable places that are in demand.

Guide Helps Unlock New Resources for Stormwater Management

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

New Jersey’s CSO Permittee Network used a workshop to explore ways to unlock nontraditional resources for managing stormwater and sewer overflows.

Forum Feature: Federal Redevelopment Tools: Existential Threats, and a Few Opportunities

Monday, March 20th, 2017

While the new administration has threatened significant cuts to federal redevelopment tools, there is reason to hope that some important programs will remain.

Forum Roundtable: Getting to a Regional Approach to Coastal Resilience

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A roundtable at the Redevelopment Forum discussed the need for a regional approach to making the New Jersey coast more resilient to the effects of climate change, and what the possible obstacles would be.

Forum Roundup: The Changing Downtown Retail Paradigm

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Even with more and more shopping occurring online, there are things downtown retailers can do to attract a lively customer base.

Forum Roundup: The Future of Parking: Less Parking, Better Management

Friday, March 17th, 2017

New technologies, better pricing and better adaptation to changing market forces will mean demand for parking will be reduced in the future.

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