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Smart Growth

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.

Hopewell Becomes First Municipality in New Jersey To Adopt Complete Streets Ordinance

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Hopewell became the 103th municipality to adopt such a policy and the first municipality to do so via a Complete Streets ordinance.

Placing Economic Value on Natural Systems

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

This year’s Sustainable Raritan River Conference focused on the economic value of natural 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.

New Report Highlights State’s Water Infrastructure Crisis

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

A new report analyzes the state of water infrastructure in New Jersey’s oldest cities, and highlights both the urgent need for repair and the challenges repair efforts face.

Report: Many Older New Jerseyans Don’t Live in Aging-Friendly Places

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

A new report identifies a significant mismatch in New Jersey between where large numbers of older residents live and which municipalities are most prepared, from a land-use perspective, to accommodate them.

Sprawl Isn’t Dead, It’s Just Hibernating

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The suburban places that used to lead the list of fastest-growing municipalities in New Jersey are still growing, just more slowly.

Real Estate Analyst Warns Suburban Land Use Regulations Driving People, Jobs Away

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

A leading real estate analyst warns that if municipalities are going to keep up with changing market demand, they will have to make some significant changes to their land use regulations.

Is Redevelopment the ‘New Normal?’

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

New population migration data show that, at least for the moment, New Jersey’s pattern of sprawl development has slowed significantly.

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