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Local Planning

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fourth Regional Plan Conference Themes: Revitalization, Technology, Affordability and Access

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The New Jersey Conference on the Fourth Regional Plan highlighted issues of affordability, transportation, technology, access to opportunity, and climate change.

John Heldrich, a Civic Visionary

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

New Jersey has lost a true civic and urban visionary, central to the revitalization of New Brunswick and a pioneer in business involvement in revitalization.

Preparing for the Next Sandy Requires Facing Hard Facts

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

We need to begin the difficult conversation about how to accommodate rising sea levels and future severe storms, if we’re going to be ready for the next Sandy.

Water Infrastructure Funds: An Opportunity To Make Communities More Resilient

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust’s plan for its revolving funds must be improved if the funds are to enhance resilience to extreme weather.

Community Meeting Brings Assunpink “Daylighting” to the Light of Day

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

A community meeting in Trenton about the Assunpink Creek daylighting project highlighted safety and access concerns and yielded a wealth of suggestions.

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