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  • Award-Winning Map Shows Water-Related Environmental Justice Issues in New Jersey

    Award-Winning Map Shows Water-Related Environmental Justice Issues in New Jersey

    June 30, 2022 : 0 comments

    The Summer 2021 floods in New Jersey, none more widespread and damaging than following Hurricane Ida, showed the damage that stormwater can wreak on communities. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) anticipates that rainfall intensity will increase due to climate change, meaning that flooding will become more frequent.

  • Street View: Fostering an Inclusive Community Through Complete and Green Streets

    Street View: Fostering an Inclusive Community Through Complete and Green Streets

    June 29, 2022 : 0 comments

    From a satellite view, our streets, our towns, and our lives look picturesque. In reality, we know they are much messier than that.

  • One Year Later: How NJ Municipalities Have Implemented DEP’s Stormwater Management Rules

    One Year Later: How NJ Municipalities Have Implemented DEP’s Stormwater Management Rules

    June 27, 2022 : 0 comments

    It has been just over a year since New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) 2020 amendment to the Stormwater Management Rule (NJAC 7:8) took effect.

  • Making Savvy, Successful Stormwater Solutions: Why the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Permit Renewal Matters

    Making Savvy, Successful Stormwater Solutions: Why the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) Permit Renewal Matters

    June 24, 2022 : 0 comments

    As New Jersey faces increasing rainfall due to climate change and widespread water pollution, effective stormwater management becomes an increasingly important tactic for promoting healthy streams and improved water quality.

  • Young People are Leaving New Jersey: Exploring Potential Explanatory Variables

    Young People are Leaving New Jersey: Exploring Potential Explanatory Variables

    June 22, 2022 : 0 comments

    With the youngest members of the demographically large Millennial generation (roughly, those born between 1981 and 1996) aging into young adulthood, the number of people between the ages of 25 and 44 increased nationwide by 3.5% between 2015 and 2019. In New Jersey, however, the population in this age range declined by 1.2% over the same time period, with high housing costs appearing as a major motivating factor.

  • State Guidance for Locating Warehouses is Here

    State Guidance for Locating Warehouses is Here

    June 10, 2022 : 0 comments

    The Office of Planning Advocacy, the staff for the State Planning Commission, has issued first-of-its-kind guidance on where and how warehouses should be located in New Jersey.

  • We Need a Better Way of Measuring How Much People Drive—And Why

    We Need a Better Way of Measuring How Much People Drive—And Why

    May 23, 2022 : 0 comments

    People driving cars and trucks from one place to another is not only a big contributor to New Jersey’s carbon footprint, but also leads to many hours wasted behind the wheel and many dollars spent to build and maintain the state’s road network. In New Jersey, the average licensed driver drives about 33 miles a day. While transportation planners and the general public are aware that daily life involves a lot of driving, the reasons for all this vehicular travel are less widely understood. A better way of measuring vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) might provide some insight into the problem—and what to do about it.

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