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New Jersey Gets a D+ on New Climate Preparedness Report Card

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

A new report card on preparedness for climate change gives New Jersey a low grade for failing to put plans in place to mitigate future risks.

Rebuild By Design Resiliency Projects: A Status Update

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

New Jersey Future recently submitted comments on two Rebuild By Design resiliency projects, emphasizing the need to incorporate climate projections into planning, and to develop a robust public-engagement plan.

Are Towns in a Better Position to Make Long-Term Resiliency Decisions?

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

A new report examines successes and lessons learned from the groundbreaking local-recovery program piloted by New Jersey Future in six Sandy-affected towns.

New Jersey Future Trustee Gilbert To Receive NJPO Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Former State Planning Commission Chairman and current New Jersey Future Trustee Jim Gilbert will be presented with the New Jersey Planning Officials’ Lifetime Achievement Award.

State Planning Commission Set To Extend Center Designations; Leaves Coastal Towns at Risk

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The State Planning Commission is set to extend center designations another three years, even though this action invites coastal towns to put new development in locations vulnerable to flooding and sea-level rise.

Making Our Coastline Both Resilient and Prosperous

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

At a recent seminar, experts outlined ways that coastal areas can grow and prosper while enhancing their resilience to future climate threats.

State’s Application to National Disaster Resilience Competition Is Strong, Can Be Stronger

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

New Jersey Future supports the state’s draft application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition and suggests ways it can be strengthened

COAH Decision Will Allow New Jersey To Move Forward With Fair Housing Process

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The decision allows access to courts for affordable-housing challenges, re-opening the door to sound planning, production of housing for people of all incomes.

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.

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