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Regional Planning

New Jersey Enters National Disaster Resilience Contest

Friday, February 27th, 2015

New Jersey DEP has posted a draft of its application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition, and is inviting public comment. If successful, the state could get up to $1 billion for design and implementation of resiliency projects.

Experts Detail Challenges of Adapting to Climate Change

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Experts at a recent roundtable discussed the challenges New Jersey faces in adapting to a changing climate.

New Jersey Future Vulnerability Assessment Process To Be Presented at National Conference

Friday, February 6th, 2015

A process developed by New Jersey Future helps that municipalities quantify their financial vulnerability to flooding and sea-level rise will be featured at the American Planning Association’s national conference in April 2015.

New Jersey Future, Other Groups Urge Veto of ‘Meadowlands Bill’

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

A consortium of planning and environmental groups urged Gov. Christie to veto the so-called “Meadowlands bill.”

White House Executive Order May Make Shore Communities Less Vulnerable to Storm Damage

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

New Jersey policymakers applaud the White House executive order requiring all federal agencies that distribute project money to require consideration of sea-level rise in building standards.

Extending Approval for State Plan Centers Could Harm Coastal Towns

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Extending center designations for coastal towns without first evaluating their vulnerability to sea-level rise could allow growth in vulnerable areas.

Rebuild By Design Projects Must Ensure Equity, Resiliency, Public Involvement

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Our comments on the proposed plan for the third round of federal Sandy recovery funds stress that implementation must ensure equity, public participation and resiliency.

Workshop Attendees Learn Innovative Approaches to Addressing Combined-Sewer Overflows

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

A one-day workshop co-hosted by New Jersey Future provided information to New Jersey cities on innovative ways to address their combined-sewer overflow problems.

New Jersey Future Staff To Speak at APA-NJ Conference

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

New Jersey Future staff will speak in four sessions at APA-NJ’s annual planning conference Jan. 29 and 30, including a special screening of the documentary film Shored Up.

Plan Released for Third Round of Federal Sandy Funds

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The plan directs the third round of federal Sandy relief funds toward housing needs and for implementation of two of the winning Rebuild By Design resiliency projects.

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