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Archive for June, 2010

This Week in Land Use

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We try our best to capture all relevant stories, but we’re not perfect. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anything.

Saturday, 6/19/10- Wind farms don’t hurt wildlife, New Jersey Department of […]

DEP Announces New Initiative to Combat Transportation Emissions

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Source: georgetownclimate.org
Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday that New Jersey is joining 10 other states and the District of Columbia to form the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), “a regional group that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through transportation improvements and efficiencies.”
Curtailing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation will be essential if New […]

If New Jersey Were a Country …

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Only four countries in the world are more urbanized than New Jersey, where the population density is 10 times that of the United States as a whole.

This Week in Transportation

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

With affordable housing reform and budget negotiations in full swing in Trenton, transportation has taken a bit of a back seat in the media lately. However several recent articles, op-eds and editorials are a reminder that
Source: TONY KURDZUK/THE STAR-LEDGER
there is a lot going on regarding transportation and transportation funding in New Jersey. And with the […]

This Week in Land Use

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We try our best to capture all relevant stories, but we’re not perfect. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anything.

Monday, 6/7/10- Final hearing on Valley plan tonight (Bergen Record)
Monday, 6/7/10- […]

New Jersey Future Statement on S1

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Senator Ray Lesniak. Source: Press of Atlantic City

The following statement was issued by Peter Kasabach, Executive Director of New Jersey Future, on June 10, 2010, following the passage of S-1 in the New Jersey Senate:
“We have little doubt that the good folks looking to re-shape the state’s affordable-housing policy are […]

Could NJ’s Depleted Trust Fund Jeopardize Federal Funding for ARC?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Source: arctunnel.com
That is the question posed by Phillip Barbara in a guest column in yesterday’s Star-Ledger. With New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund nearly broke, and no solution on the horizon, Barbara suggests that the federal government may be leery of committing to a “full funding agreement” of nearly $3 billion that had been expected. In all, […]

This Week in Land Use

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Each Friday Garden State Smart Growth will post a collection of links to news articles pertaining to land use in New Jersey. We try our best to capture all relevant stories, but we’re not perfect. Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed anything.

Tuesday, 6/1/10- Former Meredith Farm poultry plant site in Franklin Township […]

Trenton and Jersey City Receive HOPE VI grants from HUD

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

NJ Senator Robert Menendez at the Miller Homes site in Trenton. Source: Author
Of the six cities that were awarded a total of $113.6 million in the latest round of grants for the HOPE VI program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), two were in New Jersey. Trenton and Jersey City […]

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