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State Planning

New Jersey Future To Honor Trustee Henry A. Coleman

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A cocktail reception Oct. 30 will honor longtime New Jersey Future trustee Henry A. Coleman for his many contributions to various organizations and to the state of New Jersey.

New Jersey Should Re-Join Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

New Jersey Future provided comments strongly supporting the state’s continued membership in the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a way to generate funds for energy conservation and alternatives.

Energy Resiliency Bank Proposal: Right Concept, but Needs Detail To Protect Against Flooding

Monday, September 15th, 2014

New Jersey Future strongly supports the proposed Energy Resiliency Bank, but recommends the current guide include more specifics if it is to meet its intended goals.

Documentary About Coastal Development in New Jersey To Be Shown in Rumson

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

New Jersey Future is sponsoring a free screening Sept. 20 of Shored Up, a documentary that examines the difficult issues related to coastal development in the face of severe weather and sea level rise. After the screening there will be a panel discussion and question-and-answer session.

New Draft COAH Rules Ignore Potential of Redevelopment

Friday, July 25th, 2014

COAH’s recently published draft rules, which spell out municipal affordable-housing obligations, ignore the potential to develop housing on already-built sites.

Experts Agree on Action Agenda To Address State’s Water Infrastructure Problems

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Faced with a deadline, attendees at Jersey City meeting agreed on an “Agenda for Change” to catalyze the transformation of New Jersey’s urban water systems.

Convening Aims to Develop an Agenda for Change for New Jersey’s Urban Water Infrastructure

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Leaders explore challenges and opportunities for revamping water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure in New Jersey cities.

Investing in Transit Is an Economic Incentive

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Cities around the country are discovering that investments in transit bring economic benefits. New Jersey could take a lesson.

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.

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