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Planning and Governance

New Jersey’s Urban Water Systems: A Challenge, and an Opportunity for Collaboration, Engagement, Innovation, Vision

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Chris Sturm and Peter Kasabach share their thoughts on how New Jersey can turn this urban water infrastructure crisis into an opportunity for long-term prosperity.

Proposed CAFRA Rule Amendment Increases Dangers from Flooding and Future Storms

Friday, August 1st, 2014

New Jersey Future’s comments on the proposed new CAFRA rules call for more stringent protections.

New Report Highlights Opportunities To Protect Pinelands Water Resources

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A new report highlights the current and future pressures that development in the Pinelands growth areas is putting on water resources, and offers recommendations to minimize its negative effects.

New Draft COAH Rules Ignore Potential of Redevelopment

Friday, July 25th, 2014

COAH’s recently published draft rules, which spell out municipal affordable-housing obligations, ignore the potential to develop housing on already-built sites.

Bell Labs Redevelopment a Sign of the Future

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Bell Labs facility in Holmdel, N.J., is a harbinger of a possible future for the state’s aging suburban office facilities.

Hopewell Becomes First Municipality in New Jersey To Adopt Complete Streets Ordinance

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hopewell became the 103th municipality to adopt such a policy and the first municipality to do so via a Complete Streets ordinance.

Hoboken’s Newest Green Infrastructure Project Takes a Step Forward

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will fund the engineering designs needed to transform a one-acre parking lot into a community park that can manage significant stormwater on-site.

Placing Economic Value on Natural Systems

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This year’s Sustainable Raritan River Conference focused on the economic value of natural systems.

Big Fixes for Water Infrastructure Will Mean Bigger Bills for Customers

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Water woes and next steps — including special programs for low-income ratepayers — were the subject of a recent NJ Spotlight conference.

Experts Agree on Action Agenda To Address State’s Water Infrastructure Problems

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Faced with a deadline, attendees at Jersey City meeting agreed on an “Agenda for Change” to catalyze the transformation of New Jersey’s urban water systems.

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