Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Land Use Solutions

Report: Fiscal Implications of Development Patterns on Road Usage

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

In this report, New Jersey Future and Smart Growth America analyzed per-capita road usage. The results show that places with the highest activity density have the lowest per-capita usage, suggesting per-capita road-maintenance costs can be reduced by even marginal increases in density.

Surgeon General’s #StepItUp Campaign Highlights Land-Use Challenges to Regular Walking

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

The surgeon general’s call for more walking, and acknowledgement that not all communities are designed to foster walking, is a welcome recognition of the importance of smart-growth design.

Transportation, Housing Improvements Needed To Make New Jersey Towns More Aging-Friendly

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Two recent articles highlight the difficulties many New Jersey towns have in making themselves accommodating to older residents.

Two New Transit Villages Named, Including Second Bus-Centered Designation

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The state’s 29th and 30th Transit Villages have been designated, including the second one anchored by a bus terminal.

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.

Princeton Is First New Jersey Community To Earn WHO ‘Age-Friendly’ Designation

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Princeton has earned the World Health Organization’s age-friendly communities designation, the first municipality in New Jersey to receive the honor.

ProWalk ProBike ProPlace: Making Active Transportation Happen

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Highlights from this year’s Alliance for Biking and Walking conference in Pittsburgh.

New Jersey Should Re-Join Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

New Jersey Future provided comments strongly supporting the state’s continued membership in the Northeast Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a way to generate funds for energy conservation and alternatives.

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.

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