Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces


Transit Oriented Development

Smart Growth Award-Winner Wesmont Station Opens

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Ten years after winning a Smart Growth Award, and long after its associated residential development was completed, NJ Transit’s new Wesmont Station has finally opened.

Built-Out Places Account for Majority of State’s Population Growth Since 2008

Friday, May 20th, 2016

New Census municipal data show that redevelopment continues to accelerate as a way to accommodate New Jersey’s population growth, and population losses continue to spread in the state’s exurban and rural areas.

Fifteen Years of Smart Growth Success

Friday, May 13th, 2016

On their 15th anniversary, a salute to the multi-year winners and supporters of New Jersey Future’s Smart Growth Awards.

Demand for Transit Neighborhoods on the Rise

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Since the Great Recession, the growth rate in New Jersey’s transit-oriented areas has outstripped the growth rate in exurban areas and in the state overall, according to an analysis of new Census data.

Forum Roundup: Finding the Opportunities in Affordable Housing

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Speakers at the Redevelopment Forum session on affordable housing all stressed the opportunities inherent in creating more affordable housing, and that towns should be proactive so they get the kind of housing that helps them meet other objectives.

New Zoning Codes: More Housing Options, More Mixed Use, Less Parking

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A look at how several cities have updated their zoning codes reveals some common approaches to using their land more flexibly and smartly.

Smart Growth in the Somerset Hills

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Two Somerset County municipalities are considering taking smart-growth initiatives to revitalize their local economies.

Can New Jersey’s Older Residents Afford Their Housing?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A new report analyzes the question of housing affordability for New Jersey’s older residents, and finds barriers in two types of communities.

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.

Can Somerset County Attract Millennials?

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A report from a studio class at the Bloustein School examines Somerset County’s opportunities to attract Millennials.

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