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Regional Planning

New Report Shows New Jersey Is Still on the ‘Long Road Home’ After Sandy

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

A new report details results of a survey of the long-term effects of Hurricane Sandy, and highlights steps to mitigate the effects of future such disasters.

Symposium Addresses Dangers of Inaction on Climate Change

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

A range of speakers at New Jersey Future’s Shore of the Future event highlighted the need for broad-scale responses to the threat of climate change, and the costs of inaction.

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.

‘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.

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