Working for Smart Growth:
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Regional Planning

Placing Economic Value on Natural Systems

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This year’s Sustainable Raritan River Conference focused on the economic value of natural systems.

Big Fixes for Water Infrastructure Will Mean Bigger Bills for Customers

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Water woes and next steps — including special programs for low-income ratepayers — were the subject of a recent NJ Spotlight conference.

Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton Receive $2.13-Million Resiliency Grant

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

A grant secured by New Jersey Future will pay for dredging and coastal restoration projects in two Sandy-affected towns.

Getting to Resilience in Sea Bright

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Sea Bright is one of several New Jersey towns making use of a new online tool that helps assess and address community vulnerabilities to flooding, coastal storms and sea-level rise.

New Report Highlights State’s Water Infrastructure Crisis

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

A new report analyzes the state of water infrastructure in New Jersey’s oldest cities, and highlights both the urgent need for repair and the challenges repair efforts face.

Highlands Development Regulations Not Responsible for Exurban Slowdown

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Contrary to some reports, the slowdown in population growth in New Jersey’s northwestern exurbs is not the result of restrictions on development imposed by the Highlands Act.

State Hazard Mitigation Plan Should Do More To Address Risk, Integrate With Local Planning

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Comments from New Jersey Future and six other organizations call for the state’s draft hazard mitigation plan to be modified to take greater account of climate-based risks, and to integrate more closely with local planning efforts.

Timing of Public Comment Period on State Hazard Plan Raises Questions

Friday, April 4th, 2014

For the first time, the state requested public input on the draft hazard mitigation plan it must submit. But it opened the comment period only after it had submitted the draft plan.

Communities Need To Understand, Plan Effectively for Climate Risks

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Executive Director Peter Kasabach made his debut April 2 on Al Jazeera America, joining a panel on Ray Suarez’s show Inside Story to talk about the importance of understanding the risks posed by a changing climate, and giving communities the leadership and resources they need to plan accordingly.

2014 Smart Growth Awards Announced

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Three housing developments; two downtown plans; a transformative open-space plan; an anchor of hope for its surrounding community; and a region-wide plan for smart economic growth are all winners of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Former State Planning Commission Chairman Joe Maraziti will receive the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

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