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Archive for October, 2012

Forum: Finding the Balance: A Look at New Jersey’s Land Use

November 15, 2012
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Join WHYY on Thursday, Nov. 15th, at the Moorestown Community House in Moorestown, N.J., for a special forum that will focus on current land preservation and development issues throughout Southern New Jersey.

WHYY Audio News Director Eugene Sonn will moderate a healthy and informative discussion among a noted panel of speakers, including the exective director of the State Agricultural Development Committee, Susan Payne; the chief executive officer/executive vice president of the New Jersey Builders Association, Tim Touhey; and the executive director of New Jersey Future, Peter Kasabach. 

A Q&A will follow the panel discussion. Light refreshments will be served. 

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
Moorestown Community House
16 E Main Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Doors open: 5:30pm
Reception: 5:30pm – 6pm
Discussion: 6pm – 7pm
Q&A: 7pm – 7:30pm 

More information and registration.


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2012 American Planning Association New Jersey Chapter Annual Conference

November 1, 2012
8:00 amto7:30 pm
November 2, 2012
8:00 amto7:30 pm

The New Jersey chapter of the American Planning Association will host its annual conference on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Conference Center in New Brunswick.  For more information and to register, click here. (Early registration ends Oct. 20)

All sessions are expected to receive AICP credits, which will be provided for each credit hour for each session. Continuing Law Education (CLE) credits for attorneys are also expected to receive approval courtesy of the New Jersey Builders Association.

More information and registration. Early registration ends Oct. 20.

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TOD Line Newsletter Launched to Highlight TOD Advances and Experiences

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A new newsletter from the Land Use Law Center at PACE University, focused on transit-oriented development issues.

Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Non-Contiguous Clustering

November 7, 2012
12:30 pmto1:30 pm

Based on New Jersey Future’s May 2012 report, this one-hour webinar features New Jersey practitioners who are successfully applying an innovative and affordable planning tool – non-contiguous cluster development.  When municipalities authorize non-contiguous clustering, developers and landowners work together to preserve land and build strong neighborhoods at a lower cost to taxpayers; instead of spreading development evenly across sites, they may build it at a higher density on one of the sites and preserve the rest. 

Speakers will provide practical advice on all stages of the process for planners, land use attorneys, planning board members, local officials and interested citizens.  They will start at the beginning – the community conversations and decision-making involved in adopting a non-contiguous cluster ordinance – then explain how to tailor a non-contiguous cluster ordinance to meet community goals, and finally highlight implementation through two diverse development projects.  Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions. 

Attendees are eligible for one AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credit.

More information and registration.

 Agenda and Speakers:

  1. Frank Banisch, president, Banisch & Associates
  2. James M. Dowd, member, Delaware Township Planning Board
  3. John Riggs, director of planning and environmental protection, Monroe Township
  4. Chris Sturm, Senior Director of State Policy, New Jersey Future  (moderator)


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Safe Routes to School: Small Steps for Healthy Kids

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

During National Walk and Bike to School month, we look at some compelling reasons to make it easier for schoolchildren to walk or bike to school – most notably increased physical activity and reduced traffic. The new federal transportation legislation includes funding for cycling and walking programs and infrastructure, but also enough flexibility that those funds might get diverted for other uses. We urge the New Jersey state DOT to keep bicycle and pedestrian funding, and we encourage the development of more communities where housing and schools are within walking distance of each other.

Transit Station Inventory Online Orientation

October 9, 2012
10:30 amto11:00 am

Join Research Director Tim Evans for a 30-minute look at all the data behind our transit station inventory. It’s online and it’s free, but you do need to register and spaces are limited.

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New Jersey Governor’s Confernece on Housing and Economic Development

October 16, 2012
7:30 amto6:30 pm
October 17, 2012
8:00 amto12:30 pm

You are invited to the 2012 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development, hosted by the New Jersey Department of Community AffairsNew Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency and New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Discuss topics critical to you and your goals with the state’s most distinguished housing professionals, government officials, economic development professionals, business professionals, lenders, developers, non-profits and consultants.

This year’s conference will present innovative economic development strategies and engage participants in discussing how best to develop sustainable communities, neighborhood revitalization, property management, green building, housing for special populations, financial resources and more.

Discover innovations in planning, development and preservation in today’s housing industry. Share ideas, tips, and approaches with fellow industry professionals and experts during our networking reception and workshops.

  • Early Bird Registration has been extended!
    Register for the Conference by Wednesday September 19, 2012 and save $26!
  • Discounted Hotel Rates! 
    Make your reservation before September 25, 2012 and pay only $138.00 at the Sheraton by calling 1-888-627-7212
  • Trade Show
    Explore our Exhibitor area, featuring products and services from businesses and organizations that serve the housing and property management community
  • Conference Sessions
    Create your own custom learning experience, with a variety of breakout sessions and dynamic speakers available to choose from

Full brochure.

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MAP-21 Conference in New Jersey

October 17, 2012
9:00 amto12:30 pm

Months after the passage of a federal transportation bill, local communities, advocates, states, and even Washington are still sorting out what the new law means. To ease the transition and make sure that the legislation is used to create a more sustainable transportation network, Tri-State and Transportation for America are hosting Mapping It Out: A User’s Guide to MAP-21, an event for government officials, advocates, and the general public. The conference, which is being held at Rutgers’ College Avenue Campus on October 17th, will:

  • Explain the new federal transportation bill;
  • Help government officials and advocates understand what they need to do to ensure that the law is implemented well; and
  • Give a preview of upcoming federal decisions affecting transportation, from important upcoming deadlines to the work necessary to make the next transportation bill better than the current one.

Transportation for America Director James Corless and Policy Director Nick Donohue will both speak at the event.

Mapping It Out will be held from 9 am-12:30 pm in the Brower Commons Conference Room at Rutgers’ College Avenue Campus (145 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey). The event is free of charge, but attendees must RSVP to stevenattstcdotorg  (stevenattstcdotorg)  .

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