Working for Smart Growth:
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Local Planning

Gubernatorial Candidates on Key Issues Facing New Jersey

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We asked the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor how they would approach some of the key issues the winner will face when he or she takes office. Here is what they said.

Proposed Rule Change Would Allow Development on Piers

Monday, September 18th, 2017

New Jersey Future’s comments urge the DEP not to amend existing rules restricting development in high flood-risk areas.

Joint Environment Committee Dives in on Climate Change, Coastal Resilience

Monday, August 14th, 2017

A joint legislative committee hearing on the effects of climate change on New Jersey heard testimony about the importance of coastal resilience planning and shifting to clean energy.

Report: Changes in Affordable Housing Tax Credit Criteria Move More People to High-Opportunity Areas

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Analysis shows changes in how affordable-housing tax credits are allocated can move such housing away from areas of concentrated poverty and into areas with greater access to opportunity.

‘Re-Forum’ Will Tackle Updates to State’s Land-Use Law

Friday, May 5th, 2017

An upcoming “re-forum” will examine ways to update New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law in order to incorporate innovative planning techniques, streamline local review processes and avoid inconsistencies with other municipal, county and state planning documents.

What is the Value of Green Infrastructure? New Tools and Events Drill Down

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

A new guide for developers and a related series of events are putting a spotlight on the benefits of incorporating green stormwater infrastructure into development projects.

Forum Roundup: Reinforce Your Redevelopment Strategy With Good Data

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Good data about the market surrounding a redevelopment plan can help make sure the plan is substantial enough, and can convince community members to support it.

Forum Roundup: Making the Affordable Housing Numbers Work(able)

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

There are things municipalities can do to make fulfilling their affordable housing obligations workable, and an enhancement to the community.

Forum Roundup: Reimagining the Suburbs

Monday, March 27th, 2017

A two-part Redevelopment Forum breakout session examined ways that New Jersey’s suburbs can be enhanced or reimagined in order to create the type of compact, walkable places that are in demand.

Guide Helps Unlock New Resources for Stormwater Management

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

New Jersey’s CSO Permittee Network used a workshop to explore ways to unlock nontraditional resources for managing stormwater and sewer overflows.

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