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Regional Planning

Planning for Sea-Level Rise II

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

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.

New Jersey Future Hosts National Gathering

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

New Jersey Future hosted the annual gathering of state and regional smart-growth organizations in downtown Newark.

New Reports Assess State’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Two new reports from the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance at Rutgers University detail New Jersey’s vulnerability to projected sea-level rise.

Population Trends at the Jersey Shore, Part 2: The Sandy Effect

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

A preliminary look at how Hurricane Sandy affected population trends along the Jersey Shore, and at some of the important questions these trends raise. Part 2 of 2.

Documentary Featuring Sea Bright, New Jersey Future Is Ocean Film Festival Finalist

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

A documentary about Sea Bright, N.J.’s struggle to recover from Hurricane Sandy and featuring New Jersey Future’s local recovery planning staff has been named a finalist in the international Blue Ocean Film Festival.

New Jersey Recovery Fund Shares Post-Sandy Resiliency Lessons With Chinese Delegation

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

A group of emergency managers from a Chinese province visited New Jersey to learn how the state’s philanthropic community worked to strengthen communities after Hurricane Sandy.

School District Regionalization: The Land-Use Connection

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The fragmented nature of New Jersey’s school districts, and the way they are funded, give rise to unintended negative land-use consequences. Regionalization of school districts could mitigate that.

New Jersey Future Wins National Award for Sandy Report

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

New Jersey Future’s post-Sandy recovery planning report “In Deep” wins a national floodplain management award.

Infrastructure Matters

Monday, May 16th, 2016

National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.

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