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Regional Planning

‘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.

Forum Roundtable: Getting to a Regional Approach to Coastal Resilience

Monday, March 20th, 2017

A roundtable at the Redevelopment Forum discussed the need for a regional approach to making the New Jersey coast more resilient to the effects of climate change, and what the possible obstacles would be.

Recommendations for the Next Governor

Friday, March 10th, 2017

New Jersey Future’s 2017 gubernatorial platform recommends targeted smart-growth investments and strategies to help accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise VI: Tax Districts

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Sixth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses the use of special tax districts to provide risk-related services to flood-vulnerable areas.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise V: Overlay Zones

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Fifth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses the use of overlay zones to delineate and regulate areas at risk.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise IV: Changes to Building and Site Standards

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Fourth of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses changes to building and site standards.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise III: Restricting Development

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Third of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses ways to restrict development and to allow protective easements to move as shorelines change.

New Jersey Future Staff To Speak at Planning Conference

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Three members of the New Jersey Future staff will be speaking at APA-New Jersey’s annual planning conference Jan. 26 and 27 in New Brunswick.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise II: Redirecting Development

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Second of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses ways to redirect development away from vulnerable areas.

Planning for Sea-Level Rise I: Accounting for Damage

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

First of a series of articles detailing strategies coastal states are examining in order to plan for sea-level rise. This article addresses ways to account for substantial damage to structures.

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