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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.

Symposium on Planning Healthy, Sustainable Communities

April 26, 2012toApril 27, 2012

This two-day event will focus on three majors tracks: livability and the environment; economic competitiveness and workforce development; and society and community. It will showcase policy and applied research undertaken by faculty, staff, students, and alumni at the Bloustein School and Rutgers as well as showcase major keynote speakers.

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
New Brunswick, N.J. 

More information and registration.

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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.

Alternative Energy For Water and Wastewater Operations

May 24, 2012
8:30 amto3:45 pm

An introduction to the rapidly growing field of non-conventional (non-hydrocarbon based) energy sources, this new course will present information on the materials and devices used in alternative energy systems, conversion, storage & generation.

Event Location: New Brunswick

Registration: $265

Carol Broccoli  (cbroccoliatnjaesdotrutgersdotedu)  

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Municipal Shade Tree Management

February 24, 2012
9:00 amto3:30 pm

In 1 day you will get: strategies to communicate more clearly with constituents; visual tools to create & manage shade tree inventories w/ GIS; hands-on technical skills to review & receive a municipal shade tree ordinance database to take with you.

Registration: $145

Contact Information:
Karen Tizzano  (ktizzanoatrcidotrutgersdotedu)  

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Sustainable Landscape Design

February 27, 2012
9:30 amto3:30 pm

Increase your understanding of where, how and why plants fit naturally into their surroundings. Learn the principles of sustainability and its importance from an individual and global view.  Then you will get specific hands-on techniques for your site.

Karen Tizzano  (ktizzanoatrcidotrutgersdotedu)  

Event Location: New Brunswick

Registration: $195.00

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Downtown NJ Excellence Awards Reception

December 15, 2011
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Join Downtown New Jersey for its annual reception in honor of the 2011 Excellence Awards winners — a great opportunity to network with leaders in downtown development.

The Heldrich Center, 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Registration: $35 per person, payable by check at door or by mail: Downtown New Jersey, P.O. Box 63, Spring Lake, NJ 07762


Rick Mariani Excellence Award
Marvin Reed, former Mayor, Princeton Borough
Co-Founder, NJ-Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism

Special Service Award
William Deane, Vice President, Dewberry

Built Project Award
Gold: Landis Market, Vineland
Silver: 40 Park and 14 Maple, Morristown

Streetscape Redevelopment Award
Gold: Chatham Streetscape Improvements, Chatham
Silver: George Street Streetscape Improvements, New Brunswick

Downtown Achievement Awards
Richard Clayton, Chairman of the Board, Spring Lake Business Improvement District
Carole Anzalone-Newman, Executive Director, Main Street South Orange
Seth Grossman, Director, Rutgers University Institute of Business District Management

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.

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