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Local Planning

State Hazard Mitigation Plan Should Do More To Address Risk, Integrate With Local Planning

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Comments from New Jersey Future and six other organizations call for the state’s draft hazard mitigation plan to be modified to take greater account of climate-based risks, and to integrate more closely with local planning efforts.

Communities Need To Understand, Plan Effectively for Climate Risks

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Executive Director Peter Kasabach made his debut April 2 on Al Jazeera America, joining a panel on Ray Suarez’s show Inside Story to talk about the importance of understanding the risks posed by a changing climate, and giving communities the leadership and resources they need to plan accordingly.

2014 Smart Growth Awards Announced

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Three housing developments; two downtown plans; a transformative open-space plan; an anchor of hope for its surrounding community; and a region-wide plan for smart economic growth are all winners of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Former State Planning Commission Chairman Joe Maraziti will receive the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

NRDC: Risk Assessment Must Be Part of New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery Programs

Friday, March 7th, 2014

A national organization that co-signed New Jersey Future’s comments on the draft plan for the next round of federal Sandy aid emphasizes why robust risk assessments must be included in how aid is distributed.

Advocates Call for Valid Risk Assessment, Mitigation Planning in State’s Draft Post-Sandy Action Plan

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

New Jersey Future calls for more emphasis on planning, transparency and risk assessment in the new Sandy Action Plan, saying to do less wastes taxpayer funds.

‘Shored Up’: An Important Primer on Complex Coastal Development Issues

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

A new documentary explores the complex issues surrounding development along our increasingly vulnerable coastlines.

Report: Many Older New Jerseyans Don’t Live in Aging-Friendly Places

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

A new report identifies a significant mismatch in New Jersey between where large numbers of older residents live and which municipalities are most prepared, from a land-use perspective, to accommodate them.

Proposed Sandy Plan Still Puts Taxpayer Dollars at Risk

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

In the key areas of infrastructure, planning and transparency, the state’s proposed Action Plan amendment is neither broad enough nor specific enough to honor taxpayers’ investment in New Jersey’s post-Sandy recovery.

Workshops, Online Feedback Generate Ideas To Help Make Raritan Bay More Resilient

Friday, February 7th, 2014

A series of public workshops and an online feedback tool ask residents to indicate their priorities for how best to rebuild the inland Raritan Bay and Jersey Shore areas after Hurricane Sandy.

UPDATED: Three Public Hearings Scheduled on New Sandy Action Plan

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

UPDATED WITH NEW DATE for third hearing: Three public hearings are scheduled to solicit public comment on the newly released Sandy Recovery Action Plan. An informational webinar will offer strategies for effective testimony.

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