Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces

 

Economic Development

New Jersey would like to increase the amount of money that comes into the state in order to provide employment opportunities and an increased quality of life for its residents.  Much of the state’s economic development and growth is supported by public infrastructure.

The state can play an important role in economic development by directing economic activities into places where infrastructure already exists, thereby minimizing the public subsidy necessary to support these activities and reducing the cost to businesses to build facilities, transport goods, connect with suppliers, customers and partners, and access employees.

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Infrastructure Matters

National Infrastructure Week is May 16 thru 23, and offers a good reminder of the importance of investing in infrastructure: It benefits the community, and the economy, and the costs of not investing can be far higher.

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Design Competition Aims To Accelerate Water Infrastructure Innovation

The Build it Green (BIG) Competition will provide technical assistance and engineering support services to selected New Jersey cities and utilities to design innovative, financeable projects that reduce combined sewer outflows (CSOs) while also making neighborhoods and downtowns better places to live, work and invest.

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New Jersey Future Trustee Inducted Into Business Hall of Fame

Caren Franzini, a New Jersey Future trustee and the former chief executive officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, has been inducted into the NJBIZ Business Hall of Fame.

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Smart Growth in the Somerset Hills

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

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Conference Pinpoints Water as Defining Issue for Next Generation

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.

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Sept. 15 Community Meeting Will Focus Reopening of Downtown Trenton’s Assunpink Creek

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Trenton are preparing to present their plans to restore the Assunpink Creek at a Sept. 15 meeting.

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New Jersey’s Urban Water Systems: A Challenge, and an Opportunity for Collaboration, Engagement, Innovation, Vision

How can New Jersey turn this urban water infrastructure crisis into an opportunity for long-term prosperity. August 2014.

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Strong Towns Presentation

Strong Towns’ Chuck Marohn will visit Hackensack April 13, 2016, to deliver a presentation on ways to invest for community resiliency and prosperity.

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Experts Agree on Action Agenda To Address State’s Water Infrastructure Problems

This report and related case studies summarize the state of urban water infrastructure in New Jersey and how it affects residents and businesses. May 2014.

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New Report Highlights New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Crisis

This report and related case studies summarize the state of urban water infrastructure in New Jersey and how it affects residents and businesses. May 2014.

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