Working for Smart Growth:
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Planning and Governance

Extending Approval for State Plan Centers Could Harm Coastal Towns

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Extending center designations for coastal towns without first evaluating their vulnerability to sea-level rise could allow growth in vulnerable areas.

Rebuild By Design Projects Must Ensure Equity, Resiliency, Public Involvement

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Our comments on the proposed plan for the third round of federal Sandy recovery funds stress that implementation must ensure equity, public participation and resiliency.

Workshop Attendees Learn Innovative Approaches to Addressing Combined-Sewer Overflows

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

A one-day workshop co-hosted by New Jersey Future provided information to New Jersey cities on innovative ways to address their combined-sewer overflow problems.

New Jersey Future Staff To Speak at APA-NJ Conference

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

New Jersey Future staff will speak in four sessions at APA-NJ’s annual planning conference Jan. 29 and 30, including a special screening of the documentary film Shored Up.

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.

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