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State Planning

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.

McKinsey’s Smart Economic Vision for New Jersey

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A new report from McKinsey & Company on ways to accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth includes many smart-growth recommendations that New Jersey Future’s gubernatorial platform also addresses.

Many States Making New Investments in Water Infrastructure

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

A review of programs around the country that help finance upgrades and expansions to water infrastructure offers important lessons for New Jersey.

Report: Changes in Affordable Housing Tax Credit Criteria Move More People to High-Opportunity Areas

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Analysis shows changes in how affordable-housing tax credits are allocated can move such housing away from areas of concentrated poverty and into areas with greater access to opportunity.

‘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.

New Office Market Report: Transit Service Is Key

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A new report details how office properties near transit are seeing higher rents and lower vacancy rates than their counterparts in non-transit locations, confirming that smart investment in transit assets is key to maintaining New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.

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 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.

Remembering Caren Franzini

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

The passing of New Jersey Future trustee Caren Franzini is a loss not just to all who knew her, but for all of New Jersey.

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