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Archive for November, 2009

Smart Growth in Transition, Part II: Transportation

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Replenishing the Transportation Trust Fund will be the most immediate challenge confronting the incoming Christie administration.

This Week in Land Use

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We’ll capture many relevant stories, but please let us know if we’ve missed anything.

Monday 11/16/09- Poll: New Jerseyans underestimate amount of state’s open space (New […]

Smart Growth in Transition, Part I: State Planning

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

The neglect suffered by the State Planning Commission and Office of Smart Growth over the past several years is well-documented.

This Week in Land Use

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We’ll capture many relevant stories, but please let us know if we’ve missed anything.

Monday 11/9/09– Plenty of land on open-space fund wish list (Press […]

This Week in Land Use

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We’ll capture many relevant stories, but please let us know if we’ve missed anything.

Wednesday 11/4/09– Once again, N.J. backs bond issue to conserve space (Philly.com)
Wednesday 11/4/09- Senior housing planned at old industrial site […]

What Will Smart Growth Look Like in a Christie Administration?

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Photo Source: New Jersey Department of State
Yesterday’s change in leadership in Trenton will likely have an impact on land-use policy in the state in the coming years. Though we’ll have to wait and see what exactly a Christie administration will mean for smart growth in New Jersey, Christie’s responses to a New Jersey Future questionnaire […]

Study Confirms Need to Put Teeth Behind State Smart Growth Plans

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

A new study titled, “Managing Growth With Priority Funding Areas: A Good Idea Whose Time Has Yet to Come” highlights Maryland’s efforts at creating priority funding areas to incentivize smart growth land development decisions. The study shows that voluntary incentives alone are not enough to curb sprawl and direct growth. While New Jersey’s […]

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