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State Planning

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.

Extending Approval for State Plan Centers Could Harm Coastal Towns

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Extending center designations for coastal towns without first evaluating their vulnerability to sea-level rise could allow growth in vulnerable areas.

Plan Released for Third Round of Federal Sandy Funds

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The plan directs the third round of federal Sandy relief funds toward housing needs and for implementation of two of the winning Rebuild By Design resiliency projects.

Opinion: We Can’t Afford the Price We Pay for Cheap Water

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The cost of our drinking water is too low to cover the cost of upgrading the pipes and systems that deliver it to us.

Economic Opportunity Act Retains Incentives’ Focus on Smart-Growth Locations

Friday, December 5th, 2014

An examination by New Jersey Future shows that the state’s new business incentive programs are largely effective at following state plan guidelines and directing job growth to smart-growth areas.

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