Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Transportation Funding

How the Fourth Regional Plan Could Affect New Jersey

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan was unveiled Nov. 30. Many of its recommendations support New Jersey Future’s Gubernatorial Blueprint, and carry implications for how New Jersey will grow in the future as part of the tri-state metropolitan area.

Smart-Growth Policy Priorities Well Represented on Murphy Transition Team

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Smart-growth policy issues are well represented by the 15 experts now or formerly associated with New Jersey Future who have been named to the transition teams working with Governor-elect Phil Murphy.

Gubernatorial Candidates on Key Issues Facing New Jersey

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

We asked the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor how they would approach some of the key issues the winner will face when he or she takes office. Here is what they said.

McKinsey’s Smart Economic Vision for New Jersey

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

A new report from McKinsey & Company on ways to accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth includes many smart-growth recommendations that New Jersey Future’s gubernatorial platform also addresses.

New Office Market Report: Transit Service Is Key

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

A new report details how office properties near transit are seeing higher rents and lower vacancy rates than their counterparts in non-transit locations, confirming that smart investment in transit assets is key to maintaining New Jersey’s economic competitiveness.

Forum Feature: Federal Redevelopment Tools: Existential Threats, and a Few Opportunities

Monday, March 20th, 2017

While the new administration has threatened significant cuts to federal redevelopment tools, there is reason to hope that some important programs will remain.

Recommendations for the Next Governor

Friday, March 10th, 2017

New Jersey Future’s 2017 gubernatorial platform recommends targeted smart-growth investments and strategies to help accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth.

What Can 23 Cents Buy?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The 23-cent gas tax increase is a good start toward sustainable transportation funding, but it will only benefit the state if we can allocate it to the right things.

Infrastructure Matters

Monday, May 16th, 2016

National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.

Chuck Marohn on the Value of Roads, Streets, and People

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

At a recent presentation in New Jersey, Strong Towns’ Chuck Marohn talked about how people, rather than cars, create community wealth, and how we benefit from prioritizing people in our planning.

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