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New Jersey Future Seeks Nominations for 2012 Smart Growth Awards

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Do you know of an innovative project, plan or initiative that deserves to be honored for bringing smart growth ideals to light? Consider nominating it for a 2012 Smart Growth Award.

Many Roads in New Jersey are “Dangerous by Design” for Pedestrians

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

There have been 1,514 pedestrian fatalities in New Jersey between 2000 and 2009. The majority of these deaths occurred on suburban arterial roads where wide lanes and high speeds, along with little or no provision for pedestrians and bikers, create an inherent danger for anyone looking to get around without a car.

Make the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The League of American Bicyclists recently ranked New Jersey the eighth most “Bicycle Friendly State” and bestowed a “Bronze Award” on the Garden State for its policies.

Light Rail Extension to Support TOD in Jersey City

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The NJ Transit Board of Directors approved a plan to extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line across Route 440 in Jersey City to the city’s western waterfront along the Hackensack River.

Deadline Friday – Join Us!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

More than 200 people are already committed to attending our 10th Smart Growth Awards on Thursday, June 9. As usual, we expect a great networking event with a room full of New Jersey’s leaders in smart growth.
We hope you and your colleagues will join us for the occasion, and a great way to participate is […]

Why NJ Should Tie Business Incentives to Smart Growth

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

New Jersey is poised to hand out $137 million in tax credits to two companies — Panasonic Corp. and Bayer HealthCare — that recently announced plans to relocate their headquarters in the Garden State.

The Impact of Transit Villages: One Reader’s Story

Monday, April 25th, 2011

One of the state’s main selling points has always been its collection of vibrant, walkable communities, something that the Transit Village program has helped foster.

Smart Growth Photo Contest

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

We are inviting artists, students and anyone interested to submit original artwork representing smart growth themes such as walkable communities, vibrant civic spaces, alternative transportation (walking, biking, public transit), preserved farms and natural spaces.

A Bleak Recent Past, a Brighter Future Ahead

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Experts paint a picture of the Garden State in transition — from a manufacturing and construction-based economy to a services-based economy, from a state in deep recession to a state in slow recovery, from a Baby Boomer-induced growth pattern of suburban sprawl to a Generation Y-inspired comeback for compact, walkable communities.

NJ’s Gold Coast Ranks First in “Smart Transportation”

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Fresh on the heels of Streetsfilms’ video lauding Jersey City as a leader in transit-oriented development, New Jersey’s second city is again making headlines as a leader in smart growth.

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