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  • New Report Digs Deeper into Diversity in Morris and Monmouth Counties

    New Report Digs Deeper into Diversity in Morris and Monmouth Counties

    January 29, 2024 : 0 comments

    New Jersey is an expensive state, with among the highest housing costs in the country. It is also one of the most segregated states in the nation by both income and race, despite being one of the most racially diverse states overall. A new report from New Jersey Future explores the relationship between the enforcement of housing requirements, housing affordability, and racial and economic diversity, using a comparison between two demographically similar suburban counties—Morris and Monmouth—that followed different trajectories in complying with New Jersey’s affordable housing obligations.

  • What You Read 2023 – A Message from the Editor

    What You Read 2023 – A Message from the Editor

    January 12, 2024 : 0 comments

    2023 was a year full of many unpredictable environmental events ranging from major rainfall to extreme heat to a collapsed highway overpass. Our daily newsletter “What We’re Reading” brings our readers the most up-to-date articles covering our New Jersey Future issue areas and major developments in the Garden State.

  • Sustainable Water Management: Program Rundown of Municipal Options

    Sustainable Water Management: Program Rundown of Municipal Options

    December 18, 2023 : 0 comments

    The future of New Jersey’s water relies on commitment to equitable decision-making to solve legacy water infrastructure issues like lead service line replacement, combined sewer overflows, coastal and riverine flooding, and upgrading water infrastructure. By working together to address the growing needs of our water systems, we can properly mitigate the stress they will face with growing and more frequent storms fueled by climate change, and ensure that natural and tap waters are free from contaminants to support healthy and resilient communities across the state.

  • New Jersey Future’s Lame Duck Legislative Priorities for 2023-2024

    New Jersey Future’s Lame Duck Legislative Priorities for 2023-2024

    December 5, 2023 : 0 comments

    The Legislature’s “lame-duck” session began in November and will end in early January. This is a time before newly elected legislators take office in January, and is a time of great unpredictability.  This can be an active, albeit brief, window of time when legislators may be willing to hear new policy priorities or advance existing bills in the final weeks of the session. 

  • The Future of Housing in New Jersey

    The Future of Housing in New Jersey

    November 30, 2023 : 0 comments

    Housing shapes communities while communities shape the quality of life and access to opportunities for each of us. Local officials are on the front lines of housing development, shaping what kind of housing gets built, where it can be constructed, and the local roads and sidewalks residents use to get from their homes to everywhere else.

  • The NJ State Development and Redevelopment Plan is Being Updated – Where and How Should New Jersey Grow? Add Your Voice!

    The NJ State Development and Redevelopment Plan is Being Updated – Where and How Should New Jersey Grow? Add Your Voice!

    October 12, 2023 : 0 comments

    The State Planning Commission (SPC) is hosting a series of eight webinars in October to gather input on how to update the New Jersey State Development & Redevelopment Plan. Last adopted in 2001, the State Plan provides a comprehensive framework intended to guide future development, redevelopment, conservation, preservation, and restoration efforts in the state of New Jersey.

  • Green Infrastructure in the Garden State: Stormwater Research in the Delaware River Watershed

    Green Infrastructure in the Garden State: Stormwater Research in the Delaware River Watershed

    September 20, 2023 : 0 comments

    In 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) updated the Stormwater Management Rules, which now require that municipalities incorporate green infrastructure into major development projects. In many areas of the state, this relatively new policy change has meant a significant departure from the way that stormwater management was approached previously.

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