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Smart Growth Awards

Since 2002, New Jersey Future has honored smart planning and development in New Jersey through the Smart Growth Awards. The projects and developments featured below represent some of the best examples of sustainable growth and development in the state.

The map below shows where they’re located. Scroll across to see all the categories, click on a category to see all projects in that category, and click on a project to see basic information and a link to its profile.

  • 2017 Smart Growth Award Winners2017 Smart Growth Award Winners

    A reimagination of a former shipbuilding complex, two transit-oriented development projects, revitalization of a historic church space, a silk factory, and an outdated public housing project, and a plan to get all of a city's children to school safely are the winners of New Jersey Future’s 2017 Smart Growth Awards. James Hughes Ph.D. is the recipient of the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

  • 2016 Smart Growth Award Winners2016 Smart Growth Award Winners

    A redevelopment of a landmark downtown building; several projects designed to spur homeownership in historically disinvested areas; an urban farm; and a bold resiliency plan are the winners of New Jersey Future’s 2016 Smart Growth Awards. Al Koeppe is the recipient of the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

  • 2015 Smart Growth Award Winners2015 Smart Growth Award Winners

    A redevelopment of a historic urban park; the expansion of an anchor institution in our capital city; a “complete” redesign of a major urban street; a landmark multi-use building that serves as a community anchor; two plans to revitalize neighborhoods near transit; and a pioneering collaborative effort to improve urban neighborhoods prone to stormwater flooding are the winners of New Jersey Future’s 2015 Smart Growth Awards. Anne S. Babineau Esq. wins the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

  • 2014 Smart Growth Award Winners2014 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Three types of housing developments; two plans to revitalize fading downtowns; an industrial riverfront transformed into an urban asset; a project that will serve as an anchor of hope to its community; and a regional plan for smart economic growth are all winners of New Jersey Future’s 2014 Smart Growth Awards. Joe Maraziti Jr. Esq., receives the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

  • 2013 Smart Growth Award Winners2013 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Four innovative projects, two visionary plans and a statewide policy are winners of New Jersey Future’s 2013 Smart Growth Awards. Diane Sterner receives the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

  • 2012 Smart Growth Award Winners2012 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Two plans, an innovative zoning code, a feasibility study and three projects are winners of New Jersey Future’s 2012 Smart Growth Awards. Joseph M. Taylor receives the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

  • 2011 Smart Growth Award WinnersThe Cracker Factory in Trenton, birthplace of the oyster cracker, after redevelopment.

    Five projects and two plans win 2011 Smart Growth Awards. James Gilbert wins the Cary Edwards Leadership Award.

  • 2010 Smart Growth Award Winners2010 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Five projects and an innovative land-preservation program win 2010 Smart Growth Awards. W. Cary Edwards wins the inaugural Individual Leadership Award.

  • 2009 Smart Growth Award Winners14 Maple Avenue in Morristown, New Jersey.

    Four projects and three plans win 2009 Smart Growth Awards.

  • 2008 Smart Growth Award Winners2008 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Six projects and one plan win 2008 Smart Growth Awards.

  • 2007 Smart Growth Award Winners2007 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Four projects and four plans win 2007 Smart Growth Awards.

  • 2006 Smart Growth Award Winners2006 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Two projects and four plans win 2006 Smart Growth Awards.

  • 2005 Smart Growth Award WinnersCranford Crossing

    One project and five plans win 2005 Smart Growth Awards. New Jersey Department of Transportation wins Statewide Transportation Policy award.

  • 2004 Smart Growth Award Winners2004 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Three projects and three plans win 2004 Smart Growth Awards.

  • 2003 Smart Growth Award Winners2003 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Two projects and three plans win 2003 Smart Growth Awards.

  • 2002 Smart Growth Award Winners2002 Smart Growth Award Winners

    Six projects win at the first very Smart Growth Awards in 2002.

 

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