Working for Smart Growth:
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Local Planning

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.

Creating a Model for Statewide, Nationwide Innovation

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Lynn Broaddus of The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread discusses how New Jersey can become a model for communities nationally in addressing its water systems, in the final installment of Inspiring Solutions.

Princeton Is First New Jersey Community To Earn WHO ‘Age-Friendly’ Designation

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Princeton has earned the World Health Organization’s age-friendly communities designation, the first municipality in New Jersey to receive the honor.

New Jersey Future Partners With Lincoln Institute To Host Resiliency Symposium

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Event will focus on concrete steps that are being taken post-Hurricane Sandy to plan, pay for and implement resiliency measures on the ground.

New Jersey Future To Honor Trustee Henry A. Coleman

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A cocktail reception Oct. 30 will honor longtime New Jersey Future trustee Henry A. Coleman for his many contributions to various organizations and to the state of New Jersey.

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