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  • How to Strengthen a COVID-19 Small Business Program

    How to Strengthen a COVID-19 Small Business Program

    May 26, 2020 : 0 comments

    New Jersey Future, along with our partners, has spent many years working with downtown leaders to understand how to create vibrant, walkable, equitable downtowns and have provided resources, guidance, and direct services to many of these places. With this experience, we have made several recommendations to improve the impact of the small business program.

  • Let’s Not Go Backward. Let’s Rebuild Better As We Recover

    Let’s Not Go Backward. Let’s Rebuild Better As We Recover

    May 26, 2020 : 0 comments

    Within a matter of weeks, COVID-19 has brought to the forefront a multitude of social, environmental, and economic challenges that have persisted in New Jersey long before this pandemic struck. When the virus is gone, these very same challenges will make us even more vulnerable to the next inevitable disaster unless we take radical actions to address them now.

  • New Jersey Future Welcomes Four New Trustees

    New Jersey Future Welcomes Four New Trustees

    May 6, 2020 : 0 comments

    New Jersey Future’s Board of Trustees welcomed four new members.

  • Urban Comeback in New Jersey

    Urban Comeback in New Jersey

    May 5, 2020 : 0 comments

    Where are New Jerseyans living? Where are they moving to and from? And what is driving these changes? Today, we add another variable for why people may choose to move: the consequences of a global pandemic on where people live and work.

  • Aging-friendly housing options: A case study

    Aging-friendly housing options: A case study

    May 5, 2020 : 0 comments

    As part of its Creating Great Places to Age program, New Jersey Future has been researching strategies that dozens of municipalities in New Jersey have implemented to provide a more diverse housing stock. These examples of successful local strategies demonstrate possible paths other towns can take to meet the needs of their residents and develop great communities.

  • NJ Stay-at-Home Order is Reducing GHG Emissions

    NJ Stay-at-Home Order is Reducing GHG Emissions

    April 15, 2020 : 0 comments

    According to the traffic data analysis consultant INRIX, New Jersey is #1 in staying at home, notching a 63 percent drop in statewide personal vehicle travel as of last week, when compared to the baseline week of February 22nd.

  • With the Parks Closed, Now is the Time to Open the Streets

    With the Parks Closed, Now is the Time to Open the Streets

    April 15, 2020 : 0 comments

    Now is the perfect time for cities to experiment with complete streets practices such as protected bike lanes, trails, and greenways  that prioritize pedestrians and cyclists to keep our streets safe for everyone. 

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