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Archive for April, 2012

State Planning Commission Announces Additional Public Hearing for State Strategic Plan

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The state Office of Planning Advocacy has scheduled an additional hearing for the draft State Strategic Plan, pushing off a vote on adoption until at least July.

Milestone: Camden County’s Proposed Wastewater Service Areas Published for Review

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Camden is the first county to near adoption of an updated sewer service area under the 2008 Water Quality Management Plan rule. Its proposed Future Wastewater Service Area map was posted April 16.

Newark Is Apparently Not a City Either

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Whether there’s a resurgence in walkable, urban-style living depends largely on what you choose to categorize as “urban.”

359 Municipalities Working Toward Sustainable Jersey Certification

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

New Jersey is the first state in the nation to have a comprehensive sustainability program that supports community efforts to reduce waste, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve environmental equity. Of the state’s 566 municipalities, 359 are registered and working toward Sustainable Jersey certification, and nearly 75 percent of New Jersey’s population lives in one of those communities.

2012 Smart Growth Award Winners Announced

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Two plans, an innovative zoning code, a feasibility study and three projects are winners of New Jersey Future’s 2012 Smart Growth Awards. In addition, the Cary Edwards Leadership Award will be presented to Joseph M. Taylor, president and chief executive officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America.

“One-Seat Ride” Not Contingent on the (Now-Canceled) ARC Tunnel

Friday, April 13th, 2012

The cancellation of the ARC Tunnel does not mean the purchase of dual-mode locomotives is now unnecessary. These locomotives can still provide one-seat rides to many commuters.

More New Jersey Commuters Relying on Transit to Get to Work

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

New data show that more New Jersey commuters are relying on transit to get to work, and that, even with the decentralization of employment, there has been no increase in the percentage of solo drivers.

New Jersey Future Hails Promise of State Strategic Plan

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

New Jersey Future’s comments recommend some needed revisions to the draft State Strategic Plan to ensure that it will improve the state’s economy, its environment, and its communities.

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