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Regional Planning

Forum Roundup: Gateway Tunnel Will Provide Much-Needed New Transit Capacity

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Panelists at a Redevelopment Forum session on the proposed Gateway Tunnel project highlighted the much-needed new transit capacity across the Hudson River it will bring, allowing New Jersey residents greater access to jobs and boosting the region’s economic growth.

Forum Roundup: The Mega-Ships Are Here! Are We Ready?

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Mega-ships unloading at New Jersey ports will be a boon for the state, but we must be sure our port-related infrastructure is robust enough to handle the increased volume.

Public-Interest Organizations Urge Commitment of Disaster Competition Award Funds to Regional Planning

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

A group of public-interest organizations sent a joint letter to Gov. Christie urging him to commit National Disaster Resilience Competition award funds to regional resiliency planning initiatives.

Design Competition Aims To Accelerate Water Infrastructure Innovation

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The Build it Green (BIG) Competition will provide technical assistance and engineering support services to selected New Jersey cities and utilities to design innovative, financeable projects that reduce combined sewer outflows (CSOs) while also making neighborhoods and downtowns better places to live, work and invest.

Happy Birthday, New Jersey State Plan!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The New Jersey State Redevelopment and Development Plan just turned 15. It’s working, but it needs to work better.

Would Buyouts Be Good for Flood-Prone Mystic Island?

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

A public information session will review findings and recommendations from a study of the health impacts of a buyout program on Mystic Island’s residents, and on the community overall.

Green Infrastructure Taking Off in Paterson

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Through the coordinating efforts of the Paterson SMART collaborative, its member organizations are spearheading multiple green-infrastructure projects in the Silk City.

Bayside Flooding Highlights Inherent Vulnerability of Barrier Islands

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

Bayside flooding during winter storm Jonas highlights just how vulnerable New Jersey’s barrier islands are. ‘Soft defense’ measures seem to offer the most effective long-term approaches.

Conference Pinpoints Water as Defining Issue for Next Generation

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The inaugural New Jersey Urban Water Conference outlined the challenges and opportunities in upgrading New Jersey’s inadequate urban water infrastructure. The new collaborative Jersey Water Works was officially introduced.

Introducing Jersey Water Works!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Stakeholders from a variety of sectors have come together to form a new collaborative focused on transforming the inadequate water infrastructure in New Jersey’s cities and towns.

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