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New Draft COAH Rules Ignore Potential of Redevelopment

Friday, July 25th, 2014

COAH’s recently published draft rules, which spell out municipal affordable-housing obligations, ignore the potential to develop housing on already-built sites.

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.

New Report Highlights State’s Water Infrastructure Crisis

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

A new report analyzes the state of water infrastructure in New Jersey’s oldest cities, and highlights both the urgent need for repair and the challenges repair efforts face.

Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit 2014

June 19, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm

 

Join Together North Jersey at the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit 2014, featuring keynote speaker Jane Golden of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program .

Registration is FREE but space is limited. Lunch is included in the program. AICP Certification Maintenance credits will be requested for this program.


When: June 19, 2014, 9am – 4pm

Where: The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at One Newark Center, Newark NJ.

 

 

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.

Is Redevelopment the ‘New Normal?’

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

New population migration data show that, at least for the moment, New Jersey’s pattern of sprawl development has slowed significantly.

2014 Smart Growth Awards

June 5, 2014
5:30 pmto8:00 pm

SGA 2014 button smallThe Smart Growth Awards celebration is considered one of the state’s premier networking events and an occasion that draws wide media attention and an attendance of more than 300 development industry professionals, as well as local, regional, and state leaders.

The 2014 Smart Growth Awards celebration will be June 5, 2014, at the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club in Newark.

For more information, visit our website.

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The Smart Growth Awards celebration is considered one of the state’s premier networking events and an occasion that draws wide media attention and an attendance of more than 300 development industry professionals, as well as local, regional, and state leaders.

The 2014 Smart Growth Awards celebration will be June 5, 2014, at the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club in Newark.

For sponsorship information, contact Diana Meyer-Counard, (609) 393-0008, ext. 110.

– See more at: http://www.njfuture.org/cevents/awards/2014-smart-growth-awards/#sthash.Tl3DpJlP.dpuf

Time for New Jersey To Be Smarter Than the Storm

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Incorporating projected sea-level rise into all Sandy-related recovery and planning decision-making will help create a stronger, more resilient Garden State.

Sustainable Jersey Leadership Forum

October 3, 2013
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Sustainable Jersey is bringing together Green Teams and sustainability leaders to foster regional collaboration, joint projects and to share best practices and resources.

Where:
Monroe Township High School
1629 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township, N.J.

There is no charge, but registration is required.  For more information or to register, click here.

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar.

Reform Task Force Calls for Large Cut in Property Taxes

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

The New Jersey State League of Municipalities unveiled a proposal to reform the state’s property tax system by shifting part of the burden to a broader state income tax.

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