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Archive for December, 2011

Permit Extension Bill Threatens Open Space

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

A bill to extend some development permit deadlines also threatens open space, and runs counter to the principles in Gov. Christie’s new State Strategic Plan.

New Jersey Future Seeks Nominations for 2012 Smart Growth Awards

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Do you know of an innovative project, plan or initiative that deserves to be honored for bringing smart growth ideals to light? Consider nominating it for a 2012 Smart Growth Award.

Byram Township Wins National Smart-Growth Grant

Friday, December 9th, 2011

In addition to winning a New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award, Byram Township has also won a national technical-assistance grant for its planned Village Center.

Details on State Strategic Plan Begin to Emerge

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Next steps in implementation of the State Strategic Plan include six public hearings, development of detailed locational criteria for growth and preservation areas and a discretionary spending scorecard, and alignment of state agency plans and activities.

Census Data Show Population Growth Has Slowed Across New Jersey

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

New census county and municipal data for New Jersey show a slowdown in migration, the continued resilience of the state’s cities, and new frontiers of sprawl in the southern part of the state.

Planning Advocates Call For Amendments to Economic Development Bill

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

The proposed Grow NJ bill in its current form undermines the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit goals. We urge adoption of four amendments that will keep the incentives properly focused.

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