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Information on the State Strategic Plan

The Draft State Strategic Plan was proposed by the Christie administration in October 2011 as an update to the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.  The update provides a strategic vision for where and how New Jersey should grow to achieve economic prosperity and quality of life.  As required by the State Planning Act, the plan will be reviewed publicly before being considered for adoption by the State Planning Commission.

Below you will find links to information from the state administration and state agencies about development and implementation of the State Strategic Plan, as well as news articles, analysis and opinion.

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Future Facts
Joint Environment Committee Dives in on Climate Change, Coastal Resilience

A joint legislative committee hearing on the effects of climate change on New Jersey heard testimony about the importance of coastal resilience planning and shifting to clean energy.

McKinsey’s Smart Economic Vision for New Jersey

A new report from McKinsey & Company on ways to accelerate New Jersey’s economic growth includes many smart-growth recommendations that New Jersey Future’s gubernatorial platform also addresses.

Many States Making New Investments in Water Infrastructure

A review of programs around the country that help finance upgrades and expansions to water infrastructure offers important lessons for New Jersey.

Report: Changes in Affordable Housing Tax Credit Criteria Move More People to High-Opportunity Areas

Analysis shows changes in how affordable-housing tax credits are allocated can move such housing away from areas of concentrated poverty and into areas with greater access to opportunity.

‘Re-Forum’ Will Tackle Updates to State’s Land-Use Law

An upcoming “re-forum” will examine ways to update New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law in order to incorporate innovative planning techniques, streamline local review processes and avoid inconsistencies with other municipal, county and state planning documents.

Articles and Stories
ForwardNJ Coalition Lists Transportation Funding Priorities

the ForwardNJ coalition offers priorities for Transportation Trust Fund. February 2015.

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.

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.

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.

2014 Cary Edwards Leadership Award Announced

April 29, 2014 – Respected environmental lawyer Joe Marazati receives 2014 Cary Edwards Leadership Award at the Smart Growth Awards with New Jersey Future.

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