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Land Use Solutions

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.

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.

Complete Streets: ‘A Rational Response to Irrational Thinking’

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Complete Streets is, in Charles Marohn’s opinion, a worthy effort to direct streets and roads back to their original intended uses, and to boost the value inherent in walkable downtowns.

New Jersey’s Inner Suburbs: Leading Indicator of Opportunity and Challenge

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

New Jersey’s “first suburbs” are becoming a leading indicator for the state’s increasing diversity, accompanied by all its opportunities and challenges. They are also often overlooked in favor of larger cities.

Memo to Municipalities: Get Creative and Flexible if You Want Those Office Parks Redeveloped

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Re-imagining suburban office parks will be key to New Jersey’s economic vitality in the future. Municipalities can play a key role in making that easier.

Somerset County Forum Highlights Economic Competitiveness Needs

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Somerset County is analyzing where to invest for growth and how to retrofit obsolete suburban office parks now that employers are once again focusing on transit-accessible locations.

New Jersey Future Receives Housing Award

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

The Central Jersey Housing Resource Center honored New Jersey Future with its Outstanding Achievement in Affordable Housing Award.

Forum Roundup: The Balancing Act Between Ports and Their Hosts

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

The differing needs that ports have from their host municipalities leads to an ongoing balancing act across multiple jurisdictions.

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.

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