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Archive for February, 2012

NJ Regional Planning Summit: “Reshaping NJ to Unleash Our Creative Potential

April 10, 2012
8:00 amto4:30 pm

War Memorial, Trenton, NJ

PlanSmart NJ’s 2012 NJ Regional Planning Summit will create a unique opportunity for professionals from business, planning, civic, and academic backgrounds to come together to launch a new strategic framework for fostering creative talent by building great communities and regions of excellence. Business leaders from New Jersey’s industry growth clusters will discuss what it will take to foster innovation here in the Garden State.  You will hear first-hand about successful transportation and regional planning initiatives from across our region and other states that can serve as models for New Jersey.  

Featuring a keynote address by the internationally renowned author Richard Florida.  For more information please go to

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Land Use Controls: Sustainable Energy Sources Present New Challenges

March 14, 2012
9:00 amto12:30 pm

New Jersey League of Municipalities Foundation conference

Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
9:00 am—12:30 pm

Explore in greater detail the relationship between existing land use controls and authorities exercised at the local level, and the prioritization of alternate energy sources, such as solar and wind.    What part does sustainable energy play in the State Energy Master Plan and how will that plan be implemented?  What controls are in place for local governments to regulate these uses?  


Lieutenant Governor To Speak at Redevelopment Forum

Monday, February 13th, 2012

N.J. Lt. Gov. Guadagno will deliver the opening remarks at Redevelopment Forum 2012, focusing on how the state is streamlining its incentives to foster growth while preserving critical resources.

“Investment Area” Criteria Released for the State Strategic Plan

Monday, February 13th, 2012

The newly released the Priority Growth Criteria will determine where state development and preservation incentives will be directed. They need to be refined and tested to ensure they support the State Planning Act and work in accordance with smart-growth principles.

Liveblogging the State Strategic Plan Public Hearing

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Liveblog of the first public hearing on the State Strategic Plan.

House Transportation Bill Falls Short

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Despite all the health benefits of biking, walking or using transit, the House of Representatives’ proposed transportation re-authorization bill falls short on these key transportation needs.

Redevelopment Forum

March 9, 2012
8:00 amto5:00 pm

New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum attracts nearly 500 local and state officials, citizen activists, development professionals, architects, attorneys, planners, business leaders and students.

Contact Marianne Jann at (609) 393-0008, ext. 101

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