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Planning and Governance

2015 Smart Growth Award Winners Announced

Monday, March 30th, 2015

New Jersey Future announces the winners of its 2015 Smart Growth Awards; Anne Babineau Esq. to receive leadership award.

Opinion: Bill To Reform Meadowlands Commission an Ill-Planned Clean-Up Attempt

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

The president of the American Planning Association’s New Jersey chapter urges the Legislature to reconsider how it will address its proposed reform of the Meadowlands Commission.

Meadowlands ‘Cleanup Bill’ Needs Cleaning Up

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The proposed Meadowlands “cleanup” bill doesn’t go far enough to fix the flaws in the original legislation.

Forum Keynote: Opportunities (and Challenges) for Great Change

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Redevelopment Forum keynote speaker Lynn Richards from Congress for the New Urbanism argued that this is the moment for great change in how we grow and develop.

Release of Combined-Sewer Permits Should Trigger Generational Investments in Affected Communities

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The new DEP permits for combined sewers should spark significant investment in revitalization in New Jersey’s urban communities.

State’s Application to National Disaster Resilience Competition Is Strong, Can Be Stronger

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

New Jersey Future supports the state’s draft application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition and suggests ways it can be strengthened

COAH Decision Will Allow New Jersey To Move Forward With Fair Housing Process

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The decision allows access to courts for affordable-housing challenges, re-opening the door to sound planning, production of housing for people of all incomes.

New Jersey Enters National Disaster Resilience Contest

Friday, February 27th, 2015

New Jersey DEP has posted a draft of its application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and is inviting public comment. If successful, the state could get up to $1 billion for design and implementation of resiliency projects.

DEP Approves Permits To Restore Assunpink Creek

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The NJDEP has approved the permits necessary to daylight and restore Trenton’s Assunpink Creek. New Jersey Future has been involved with the project.

Experts Detail Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Experts at a recent roundtable discussed the challenges New Jersey faces in adapting to a changing climate.

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