Bayside flooding during winter storm Jonas highlights just how vulnerable New Jersey’s barrier islands are. ‘Soft defense’ measures seem to offer the most effective long-term approaches.
The inaugural New Jersey Urban Water Conference outlined the challenges and opportunities in upgrading New Jersey’s inadequate urban water infrastructure. The new collaborative Jersey Water Works was officially introduced.
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.
|October 16, 2015|
|5:30 pm||to||7:30 pm|
Bill Golden is executive director of the National Institute for Coastal and Harbor Infrastructure.
Location: The Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington
A $10 donation is suggested to help defray expenses.
Please RSVP via email (ktkbaukincom)
|October 8, 2015|
|2:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
Sustainable Jersey Webinar
Learn about the impact of outdoor air quality on human health and specific actions that can be taken on days with poor air quality through participation in EPA’s free Air Quality Flag Program. This webinar is open to any school or organization that is new to the Flag Program or that would like to learn more and expand their program. New Jersey schools participating in the program can earn 10 points towards Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certification.
|October 2, 2015|
|8:30 am||to||4:00 pm|
Keynote speaker: Dr. Alan Shark, Executive Director and CEO of the Public Technology Institute
In this digital age, citizens expect immediate access to information and streamlined communication alternatives. How can local municipalities meet these expectations and improve operating efficiencies? The Government Connext Forum will convene experts to highlight cost effective technologies, share best practices, and release a new suite of actions focused on helping local governments implement innovative technologies and practices to serve and engage residents.
Sessions throughout the day will focus on three subject tracks:
- Digital government
- Open government in the Digital Age
- Emergency communications planning
*For more details on breakout sessions and speakers click here. Follow #govconnext for event updates
CEUs Now Available! The keynote and all breakout sessions are now eligible for 1 CEU contact hour each (4 total hours for the full day!). For more details on breakout sessions, speakers and CEU assignments click here.
At a recent seminar, experts outlined ways that coastal areas can grow and prosper while enhancing their resilience to future climate threats.
Raising NJ Transit fares without increasing the gas tax is unfair to transit riders and exempts drivers from paying their fair share of transportation system costs.
The new DEP permits for combined sewers should spark significant investment in revitalization in New Jersey’s urban communities.
A cocktail reception Oct. 30 will honor longtime New Jersey Future trustee Henry A. Coleman for his many contributions to various organizations and to the state of New Jersey.