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Archive for May, 2012

Seven Exemplary Projects, Plans Earn Smart Growth Awards for 2012

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Seven projects and plans, ranging from a mixed-use brownfield redevelopment to a shopping center transformation to an innovative alternative to traditional zoning, will receive New Jersey Future’s 2012 Smart Growth Awards. Joseph M. Taylor, chairman and chief executive officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America, will receive the Cary Edwards Leadership Award, honoring his decision to build a new headquarters in Newark.

Tangible Progress on Long-Awaited Sewer Service Area Updates

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Somerset County’s Future Wastewater Service Area maps have now been posted for public notice, making it the third county to do so. Four other counties have submitted maps that should be posted soon, and 11 more counties are expected to submit maps by a July 15, 2012, deadline.

Milestone No. 2: Ocean County’s Proposed Wastewater Service Areas Published for Review

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Ocean is the second 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 May 21.

New Report: Review of Legal Framework for County Planning in New Jersey

Monday, May 21st, 2012

A new report, the first of two, outlines the legal framework for county planning in New Jersey, and highlights where that framework is either unclear or inconsistent with current planning practices.

Sustainable Sites Can Accommodate New Jersey’s Solar Needs

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Incentives for solar facility development on brownfields and landfills should be made more attractive than incentives to develop on farmland and other open lands.

Walk or Cycle to Work? You Have Company

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Cycling or walking to work is a small but important phenomenon in New Jersey. Between 2000 and 2010 there has been a large increase in the number of people who cycle to work. Residents of bike friendly communities enjoy both health and economic benefits, and NJDOT and a growing number of municipalities are implementing Complete Streets policies to foster biking and walking.

Preserving Land through Market Real Estate Transactions: Nine Approaches and Four Success Stories

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

A new report from New Jersey Future examines the use of non-contiguous clustering in nine New Jersey municipalities as a land-preservation tool.

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