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Archive for January, 2010

This Week in Land Use

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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.

Saturday, 1/23/10- ATV park may not roll in Monroe (Gloucester […]

With Release of Impact Assessment, State Plan Poised for Revision, Re-adoption

Friday, January 29th, 2010

The State Planning Act requires the State Planning Commission to revise and re-adopt the State Development and Redevelopment Plan every three years.

2010 Redevelopment Forum Sponsorships

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxUNHKuvTZc]There are several great sponsorship opportunities left for the 2010 Redevelopment Forum next month. Registrations have been flowing in and we are in the process of finalizing our program book. If you would like to be included, please let us know your commitment by the close of business this Friday, January 29.

This Week in Land Use

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Each Friday Monday 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, 1/18/10– Oakwood Park subdivision is denied (Independent News)
Monday, 1/18/10– Weymouth […]

NJ Cities Dominate the Car-Free List – But for the Right Reasons?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Light Rail in Newark. Source: FTA
Streetsblog Capitol Hill takes a look at how to encourage less car ownership — and links to a Wikipedia page listing the cities with the greatest percentages of zero-car households.  All of New Jersey’s cities of more than 100,000 population make the list:  Newark and Jersey City appear in the […]

This Week in Land Use

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Each Friday Tuesday, 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.

Saturday, 1/9/10- Housing slump slams brakes on construction (Asbury Park Press)
Sunday, 1/10/10- Mill One plan prompts fear of eminent […]

Challenges Abound, Opportunity Knocks as Christie Prepares to Take Office

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Charting New Jersey on a path toward sustained economic growth will require many things, not the least of which is a resurrected state planning process.

Should we be happy or sad about fewer people on the road?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

photo by author
A couple of news items over the last few days have combined to serve as a good reminder that owning and driving a car is a means to an end, not an end in itself.  Driving (at least non-recreational travel) is what economists call a “derived good” – something people consume not because […]

This Week in Land Use

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

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, 1/4/10– Building permits bill approved by N.J. Assembly panel (NJ […]

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