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Archive for January, 2013

Somerset County Pioneers Local Application of State Strategic Plan Investment Criteria

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

New report looks at Somerset County’s efforts to align its planning and economic development efforts with the draft State Strategic Plan.

Position Available: Recovery Planning Manager

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

New Jersey Future is hiring an experienced community planner to work with FEMA and as many as three New Jersey municipalities helping to establish a long-term recovery plan after Superstorm Sandy.

Rescheduled Conference Brings Together New Jersey’s Planning Leaders

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The rescheduled American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter conference offers several opportunities to learn about initiatives and policies that can help encourage wise development in the Garden State.

In Targeting Incentives, Location Matters

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

As New Jersey’s economic-development incentives get restructured, it’s important that they preserve a location component, so that they are directed to the places most appropriate to receive them.

Blaming the Victim in South Jersey Pedestrian Fatalities

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

A look at pedestrian fatalities in Vineland, N.J., winds up blaming the victim when what’s needed are better road design and better land-use decision-making.

The Coming Boom in White Elephants

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A new Rutgers report highlights the coming problem of aging and abandoned suburban office parks. Those facilities that cannot be repurposed to meet the market demand for mixed-use, transit-accessible employment centers should not be the recipients of state job-creation incentives.

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