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State Planning

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.

Forum Keynote: Target Investments at Assets, not Companies

Friday, March 21st, 2014

New Jersey, and the entire region, can learn from New York’s success how best to invest in economic growth.

Draft 2014 New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Comment

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

For the first time, the state will accept public comment on its newly released draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments.

New York State Announces Major Investment in Post-Sandy Community Planning and Implementation

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

New York’s plan allocates significantly more funding than New Jersey’s to local planning in order to foster comprehensive risk analysis for recovery investments.

UPDATED: Three Public Hearings Scheduled on New Sandy Action Plan

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

UPDATED WITH NEW DATE for third hearing: Three public hearings are scheduled to solicit public comment on the newly released Sandy Recovery Action Plan. An informational webinar will offer strategies for effective testimony.

New CDBG Action Plan Amendment Considers Resiliency

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Christie administration’s newly released draft plan for disbursement of an additional $1.46 billion in Sandy recovery assistance is a step forward in some ways, but misses other key issues.

HUD Releases Notice for Second Round of Sandy Disaster Recovery Funding

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The new HUD Sandy funding notice focuses on infrastructure and requires forward-looking risk assessments, including considerations of climate change.

Nominations Now Open for 2014 Smart Growth Awards

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Nominations are now open for New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Winners will be honored at our annual celebration June 5, 2014.

Lessons From Sandy: Planning for What Lies Ahead

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A day-long conference examined future risks from severe weather, and the steps New Jersey needs to take in order to be better protected.

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