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Archive for January, 2012

Why Hunterdon County Should Regionalize Its School Districts

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Hunterdon County is considering moving to a single, county-wide school district. This would not only save overhead and administrative costs, it would have significant land-use benefits, including the possibility of cheaper and more diverse housing.

Does New Jersey Have Room to Grow?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

New Jersey could gain another million residents in the next 30 years. Based on the population trend in New Jersey’s urban areas, more than half of them could be accommodated in our cities without having to disturb a single acre of new land.

Christie Administration Must Commit to Updating Wastewater Plans

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

If the Christie administration focuses earnestly on implementing the wastewater rules, the governor can keep his commitment to supporting growth while reducing environmental damage.

Our Take on the State of the State Address

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

New Jersey Future’s reaction to Gov. Christie’s State of the State address.

Is Route 1 a Street … or a Road?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

What’s the difference between a street and a road? Focusing on the different primary purposes of each could help bring clarity to the discussion over how to address the traffic congestion on major arteries like Route 1 in Mercer County, and how best to implement a bus rapid transit system there.

Public Hearings on State Strategic Plan Begin in February

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Six public hearings on the State Strategic Plan have been scheduled in February and early March at various locations around New Jersey.

Demand Grows for Smart-Growth Work Environments

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

A new survey shows that office workers in the Garden State want many of the amenities that smart-growth locations offer, including food, access to transit, and access to downtowns.

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