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  • NJDEP Releases Guidance on Stormwater Utilities, a Tool for Equitable Stormwater Management

    NJDEP Releases Guidance on Stormwater Utilities, a Tool for Equitable Stormwater Management

    April 12, 2021 : 0 comments

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently released guidance on the creation of stormwater utilities, a tool newly available to New Jersey communities to help mitigate flooding and pollution problems.

  • Single-Family Zoning: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

    Single-Family Zoning: An Idea Whose Time Has Passed?

    April 12, 2021 : 0 comments

    New Jersey should follow Oregon’s and California’s lead and take advantage of the growing national momentum toward zoning reform, to at least begin a discussion about how such reforms might work in New Jersey.

  • School District Consolidation Is More Than Just a Cost-Saving Measure

    School District Consolidation Is More Than Just a Cost-Saving Measure

    April 12, 2021 : 0 comments

    Regionalizing school districts could also help increase housing options and make New Jersey a less segregated state.

  • Can the Reduction in Travel Prompted by COVID-19 Be Sustained?

    Can the Reduction in Travel Prompted by COVID-19 Be Sustained?

    March 15, 2021 : 0 comments

    When people drive less, greenhouse gas emissions go down. There are many ways to help people drive less—working from home is one of them, but we can also reduce the need to travel by car by building things closer together, reducing the distances between people’s desired destinations.

  • Warehouse Sprawl: Plan Now or Suffer the Consequences

    Warehouse Sprawl: Plan Now or Suffer the Consequences

    March 15, 2021 : 0 comments

    The warehouse development that has been steadily spreading south into farm fields along the New Jersey Turnpike might be a preview of things to come if we fail to plan for the growth in the movement and storage of stuff.

  • New Jersey Future’s Comments on CSO Long Term Control Plans

    New Jersey Future’s Comments on CSO Long Term Control Plans

    March 15, 2021 : 0 comments

    New Jersey Future submitted comments on the Selection and Implementation of Alternatives Reports (SIARs), the final report for the combined sewer overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs). Our comments focus on five plans covering the areas where New Jersey Future has been most active: the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, the cities of Bayonne, Paterson, and Perth Amboy, and the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority.

  • New Stormwater Rules Require New Developments to Include Green Infrastructure

    New Stormwater Rules Require New Developments to Include Green Infrastructure

    March 5, 2021 : 0 comments

    New public and private sector developments in New Jersey must now include the use of green infrastructure as a stormwater management technique starting March 2, 2021.

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