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Archive for April, 2011

Why NJ Should Tie Business Incentives to Smart Growth

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

New Jersey is poised to hand out $137 million in tax credits to two companies — Panasonic Corp. and Bayer HealthCare — that recently announced plans to relocate their headquarters in the Garden State.

The Impact of Transit Villages: One Reader’s Story

Monday, April 25th, 2011

One of the state’s main selling points has always been its collection of vibrant, walkable communities, something that the Transit Village program has helped foster.

Local Agriculture Growing in Popularity and Importance

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

With increased importance being placed on eating locally grown fresh food, more and more citizens and local governments are exploring small-scale farming, community food gardens and farmer’s markets.

New Jersey Future Announces 10th Anniversary Smart Growth Award-Winners

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

A diverse group of innovative development and redevelopment projects located in cities, towns and townships across New Jersey will be honored with Smart Growth Awards from New Jersey Future as part of the 10th Anniversary awards celebration and retrospective.

Smart Growth Photo Contest

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

We are inviting artists, students and anyone interested to submit original artwork representing smart growth themes such as walkable communities, vibrant civic spaces, alternative transportation (walking, biking, public transit), preserved farms and natural spaces.

Controversial Wastewater Deadline Passes

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Where sewers are located largely dictates where development goes, especially smaller lot development. Similarly, where and how septic systems are regulated governs how larger lot subdivisions are designed.

NJ Towns to Compete in New Reality Show: “Ratable Wars”

Friday, April 1st, 2011

With local budgets feeling the pinch of the recession, and the newly imposed two percent property tax cap looming, municipalities across the Garden State are struggling to make ends meet.

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