Working for Smart Growth:
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Local Planning

Entering a New Era of New Jersey Urban Water Quality

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, one of 25 cities and utilities to receive DEP permits that require controlling sewage overflows, is the first to to indicate it will go above minimum requirements.

Transportation, Housing Improvements Needed To Make New Jersey Towns More Aging-Friendly

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Two recent articles highlight the difficulties many New Jersey towns have in making themselves accommodating to older residents.

Can Somerset County Attract Millennials?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A report from a studio class at the Bloustein School examines Somerset County’s opportunities to attract Millennials.

Two New Transit Villages Named, Including Second Bus-Centered Designation

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The state’s 29th and 30th Transit Villages have been designated, including the second one anchored by a bus terminal.

Making Our Coastline Both Resilient and Prosperous

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

At a recent seminar, experts outlined ways that coastal areas can grow and prosper while enhancing their resilience to future climate threats.

Survey Will Gather Input on Health Effects of Flooding in Hoboken

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

A survey will assess the health impacts on Hoboken residents of repeated flooding. The results will be presented to the city to use in evaluating alternative solutions.

New Jersey Moves to Final Round in National Disaster Resiliency Competition

Monday, June 29th, 2015

New Jersey has reached the final round of the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and has been invited to move forward to the second and final phase.

New Study Shines a Light on Mixed-Income Housing Around New Jersey’s Transit Stations

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

A new analysis of income distribution in the neighborhoods around New Jersey’s transit stations shows that the benefits of access to transit are not always available across all income groups.

New Report Highlights National Trend: Corporations Are Investing Downtown

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

A new report highlights corporations that have focused on downtown for relocation or expansion, and offers strategies for urban areas that want to attract corporate investment.

Millennials, ‘Alternative’ Economy Shape Downtown Redevelopment Trends

Monday, June 15th, 2015

At Downtown New Jersey’s annual conference, the focus was on the way Millennials and alternative economies are transforming traditional downtowns.

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