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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.

Regional Plan Association Assembly

April 19, 2013
8:00 amto4:00 pm

A Resilient Region

Waldorf-Astoria, New York

This year’s event will look at topics including:

  • How can the region reduce carbon emissions? How will communities and infrastructure need to change to minimize disruptions from severe storms?
  • Do stagnating incomes threaten the economic health of the region? What can local and state governments do to increase the economic opportunity of residents?
  • How can government operate more efficiently, be more responsive to long-term needs and less paralyzed by debt?

More information and registration.

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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.

2013 NJBIZ Real Estate Conference

March 8, 2013
7:30 amto12:00 pm

Hear firsthand from a team of leading New Jersey real estate experts including Peter Kasabach from New Jersey Future as they discuss trends, hot topics and the political and economic outlook for the state’s real estate industry. If you do business within the real estate industry and want to network with top industry professionals, you won’t want to miss this event!

For more information or to register, click here.

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar.

It’s All Connected: Water Infrastructure and the Economy

January 29, 2013
8:30 amto11:00 am

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce Middlesex Water Company  and the Sustainable Raritan River Business Roundtable present a breakfast meeting open to all businesses and interested parties in the region to hear from experts on the links between water service infrastructure stability and economic growth in the region.  Cost is free.  For more information, click here.

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Webinar: Redevelopment 101

February 12, 2013
12:30 pmto2:00 pm

The powers afforded municipalities under the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law to reshape their communities are filled with promise and pitfalls. This session, featuring the authors of The Redevelopment Handbook: A Guide to Rebuilding New Jersey’s Communities (now in its second edition), will provide an overview of the redevelopment process, including the statutory criteria that must be established to determine that an area is in need of redevelopment, the steps that must be taken to adopt a redevelopment plan, together with a roadmap to follow the key legal requirements. The presenters will also discuss methods to engage the community in the process.

More information and registration.

This webinar is free for anyone who registers for New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum.

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar.

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.

Designing Healthy Communities NJASLA 3 day Annual Meeting and Exhibition

January 27, 2013 12:00 pmtoJanuary 29, 2013 5:00 pm

2013 NJ American Society of Landscape Architects “Designing Healthy Communities” Annual Meeting

January 27 thru 29, 2013 

Trump Tja Mahal Resort Hotel in Atlantic City.

There will be 27 sessions by leaders in sustainability, community design and resiliency.

Register now!

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar.

Bridging the Gap: How planners and communities can work together

January 17, 2013
8:30 amto3:30 pm

The purpose of the workshop is to “bridge the gap” between planners and community based organizations (CBOs). The workshop will provide a platform for CBOs to better understand the role of city and regional planners in community development, and acquire access to information that can help them become strong and sustainable entities within their target populations. It will also give planners an opportunity to learn more about CBO’s, what they do, and their needs.

For more information, click here. Conference is free.

Have an upcoming event that deals with how New Jersey uses its land? Submit it to New Jersey Future’s calendar.

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