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Planning and Governance

Remembering Brendan Byrne

Friday, January 5th, 2018

New Jersey Future mourns the loss of our friend and supporter, former Governor Brendan Byrne. New Jersey is the better for his service, and the poorer for his passing.

Bill Would Cap Sewerage Authorities’ Ability To Raise Funds for System Repairs

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

A bill currently up for a vote in the Assembly would cap regional sewerage authorities’ ability to raise funds for system maintenance through user fees. New Jersey Future opposes the bill.

New Jersey Shows Small Population Growth in Latest Census Estimate

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The latest Census estimates show that New Jersey’s population is still growing, albeit at approximately half the national growth rate. The state’s population topped 9 million for the first time.

New Report Outlines Coastal Resilience Strategies

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A new report, prepared by New Jersey Future as part of the state Department of Environmental Protection’s Sustainable and Resilient Coastal Communities project, details strategies and tools coastal municipalities that want to reduce their vulnerability to future sea-level rise can use, and it outlines steps the state can take to support and coordinate local efforts.

How the Fourth Regional Plan Could Affect New Jersey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan was unveiled Nov. 30. Many of its recommendations support New Jersey Future’s Gubernatorial Blueprint, and carry implications for how New Jersey will grow in the future as part of the tri-state metropolitan area.

Water Conference Urges Action From New Jersey’s New Administration

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

More than 300 people from across the water sector attended Jersey Water Works’ third annual conference, focused on priorities for the incoming Murphy administration.

A Year One Clean Water Agenda for the New Governor

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

A group of public-sector, private-sector and nonprofit organizations has proposed Year One Clean Water Agenda for Governor-elect Phil Murphy, urging him to prioritize investment in clean water during the first year of his administration.

Smart-Growth Policy Priorities Well Represented on Murphy Transition Team

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Smart-growth policy issues are well represented by the 15 experts now or formerly associated with New Jersey Future who have been named to the transition teams working with Governor-elect Phil Murphy.

What New Jersey Can Learn From Washington, D.C., About Transportation Improvements

Friday, November 17th, 2017

An analysis of the transportation challenges the Washington, D.C., region faces has important lessons for New Jersey about the transportation-land use connection.

Rain Garden Partnership in Newton Brings Learning Opportunity, Better Water Quality

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

A new rain garden in Newton, developed through a three-way partnership, provides improved water quality and offers an example of effective use of green infrastructure to manage stormwater.

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