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Archive for November, 2011

North Jersey Receives $5 Million Federal Grant To Boost Growth Around Transit

Monday, November 21st, 2011

New Jersey Future is pleased to be part of the project team that will manage a $5 million HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant award, announced today by Secretary Shaun Donovan.

Compact Downtown Development Offers Property Tax Benefits

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

An analysis of properties in New Brunswick and the Morristown area finds that compact downtown developments pay significantly higher property taxes per acre than lower-density development located outside downtown areas.

Town’s Balanced Approach to Transportation Wins Leadership Award

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Hoboken’s adoption of a Complete Streets approach — which shifts the emphasis from accommodating more cars and parking to making roadways more convenient for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders and automobiles — has earned the city a Leadership Award from Sustainable Jersey.

Talking About Transportation

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Greg Kelly, transportation president at Parsons Brinckerhoff, hosted a breakfast for Young Professionals in Transportation – NYC, and spoke at length about his professional experiences, the current state of our infrastructure and the future of large projects.

State Planning Commission Releases Draft Final State Plan for Public Hearings

Monday, November 14th, 2011

The State Strategic Plan has been released in draft final form, with comments from New Jersey Future and others, and now goes to public hearings.

New Book Offers Regional Planning Solutions That Work

Monday, November 14th, 2011

A new book offers effective regional approaches to sustainable growth and resource conservation.

New Jersey Future to Honor Brendan Byrne

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Gov. Byrne’s administration was marked by a series of landmark measures that have left an indelible impression on New Jersey’s landscape.

Planning Association Conference Includes Sessions on Current Smart-Growth Issues

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Presentations and other documents from several sessions at the New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association’s annual conference.

New: Information Page on the State Strategic Plan

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

New Jersey Future has set up an information page that includes a range of resources about the new State Strategic Plan.

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