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  • New Jersey Future to work with regional campaign for resilience

    New Jersey Future to work with regional campaign for resilience

    July 14, 2020 : 0 comments

    New Jersey Future is proud to be an inaugural member of the important and growing Rise to Resilience coalition, a group of New Jersey and New York residents, leaders in the business, labor, and justice communities, volunteer organizations, scientists, and environmental advocates.

  • What’s in your water? A new dashboard will help you find out.

    What’s in your water? A new dashboard will help you find out.

    July 14, 2020 : 0 comments

    In December of 2020, Jersey Water Works will launch an online data dashboard to tell the story of New Jersey’s water and sewer systems. This web-based dashboard is being designed for a wide variety of users and will provide a range of metrics that is easy to understand.

  • Meet our 2020 Spring Interns!

    Meet our 2020 Spring Interns!

    July 14, 2020 : 0 comments

    New Jersey Future’s internship program is developing the next generation of thinkers in smart growth. We offer graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to assist us with various projects, including research, writing, communications, and administration. Here is what this summer’s interns worked on, in their own words.

  • Bolstering the Water Workforce with Innovative Programs

    Bolstering the Water Workforce with Innovative Programs

    June 12, 2020 : 0 comments

    In New Jersey, as the coronavirus threatens public health in the state with the second-highest number of cases and deaths, the water sector has to work even harder to ensure that services continue unimpeded, while also managing the issues of lead in drinking water, combined sewer overflows, and aging infrastructure in general.

  • Redevelopment Is the New Normal

    Redevelopment Is the New Normal

    June 12, 2020 : 0 comments

    Since the end of the decade of the 2000s, New Jersey Future has been documenting the return of population growth to the state’s cities, towns, and older, walkable suburbs, noting that redevelopment has become the “new normal.” Now, with recent new data from the Department of Environmental Protection’s Land Use/Land Cover mapping project, and a value-added analysis by researchers at Rowan and Rutgers universities, we can clearly see the degree to which redevelopment has been saving land.

  • Newark’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program is a Model for the Nation

    Newark’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program is a Model for the Nation

    June 12, 2020 : 0 comments

    The City of Newark, New Jersey, has been replacing lead service lines at a rate of about 90 per day. On May 6, 2020 the City announced that it had replaced 10,000 LSLs, putting the City well on its way to replace all its LSLs within 24 to 36 months of its start date on March 13, 2019. 

  • Public-Private Partnerships Are a Valuable Tool for Expanding Housing

    Public-Private Partnerships Are a Valuable Tool for Expanding Housing

    June 10, 2020 : 0 comments

    There are many ways for municipalities to finance development, but a public-private partnership (P3) is a particularly versatile tool that offers a lot of potential. A P3 enlists private capital in pursuit of a public good, which could be roads, water systems, or housing.

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