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  • 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.

  • New Jersey Future, New Jersey Builders Association release updated Developers Green Infrastructure Guide

    New Jersey Future, New Jersey Builders Association release updated Developers Green Infrastructure Guide

    June 5, 2020 : 0 comments

    New Jersey Future, in partnership with the New Jersey Builders Association, released the Developers Green Infrastructure Guide 2.0. The guide, specifically designed for the real estate sector including developers, builders, and their professional teams of engineers, landscape architects, planners, and architects, features detailed information and guidance on New Jersey’s amended stormwater rules. 

  • United in the Fight for Equity and Justice

    United in the Fight for Equity and Justice

    June 3, 2020 : 0 comments

    A message from our Executive Director Peter Kasabach.

  • 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.

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