Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Bicycle and Pedestrian

A Solution to New Jersey’s Transportation Funding Problem Is on the Horizon

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Can fees on shoes, tolls on sidewalks and subsidies for SUVs help solve New Jersey’s transportation funding problem?

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.

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.

Incorporating Health Into All Policies

Monday, April 1st, 2013

An effort to incorporate public health impacts into all policies can result in smarter transportation and local land-use planning.

Smart Growth Awards 2013 Winners Announced

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Four innovative projects and three visionary plans comprise the list of winners of New Jersey Future’s 2013 Smart Growth Awards.

Forum Roundup: Auditing New Brunswick’s Walkability

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

An interactive planning workshop at the Redevelopment Forum took a look at New Brunswick’s efforts to improve the pedestrian-friendliness of its streets.

So you passed a Complete Streets policy. NOW what?

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Once a town passes a Complete Streets resolution, the important work of getting it implemented begins. Here are some best practices.

Rescheduled Conference Brings Together New Jersey’s Planning Leaders

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The rescheduled American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter conference offers several opportunities to learn about initiatives and policies that can help encourage wise development in the Garden State.

Blaming the Victim in South Jersey Pedestrian Fatalities

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

A look at pedestrian fatalities in Vineland, N.J., winds up blaming the victim when what’s needed are better road design and better land-use decision-making.

Safe Routes to School: Small Steps for Healthy Kids

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

During National Walk and Bike to School month, we look at some compelling reasons to make it easier for schoolchildren to walk or bike to school – most notably increased physical activity and reduced traffic. The new federal transportation legislation includes funding for cycling and walking programs and infrastructure, but also enough flexibility that those funds might get diverted for other uses. We urge the New Jersey state DOT to keep bicycle and pedestrian funding, and we encourage the development of more communities where housing and schools are within walking distance of each other.

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